Friday, August 27, 2010

Castle: Spiral Staircase

We have come to the bottom of a staircase. It spirals up to...

Well, we will have to just see where it leads.

Follow me as we ascend clockwise...

Twisting

tUrning

spinNing

whirlinG

We've reached the first landing.

Shall we stop and explore the rooms here?

Yes, do, let's.

~*~

* trivia bit from Castles of Britain: spiral stairs in castle towers were designed to ascend clockwise, to make the attackers expose more of their body in order to use their swords in their right hands

* image source spiral staircase

5 comments:

  1. Cool staircase. Did you specifically make one letter big for a reason? It spells TUNG. What's tung?

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  2. I was going to ask the same question as Fredamans. :P Interesting trivia!

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  3. I love the snippet about staircases twisting clockwise to reveal more of the body to attack from a defender. It's the sort of little gem I fill my historical jewel case with for future reference.

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  4. Those spiral staircases had to be an absolute ordeal for serfs/servants suffering from vertigo lol

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