MM 3-35: Monochrome staircase madness

“Take the elevator,” he said but I had a hidden agenda.

Seeing that the photos were taken in these lovely pastel hues, why would I need to invent these monochromes at all, as if I was some sort of mad photographer? Oh well, just a bit of fun.

Anyway, this building in Monteverde, Roma is a work of art. And it makes you wonder how many others like it there are.

Photo: a © signature mmm production

For Leanne Cole’s MM 3-34: Monochrome Theme

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Those re beautiful photos, some look like optical illusions.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I guess they do indeed. Imagine how it was to witness it!

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  2. joey says:

    I agree with Dan, very optical illusion-y. It’s a stunning building, so original, it looks wonderful either way, but in some, I miss the color and in others, the monochrome heightens the drama. Nice post!

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    1. Thank you, Joey! As I said, I cannot begin to guess what hides in other similar buildings…

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  3. jan says:

    Wow, incredible architecture – although I don’t know how you got those shots without getting a touch of vertigo… Architect must have been influenced by Escher.

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    1. Hehe, Jan, thank you and you’re right, Escher does come to mind. Looking up was not problematic, but for looking down I had to brace myself first.

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  4. I feel as if I am in one of those curly seashells. Astoundingly beautiful and you captured it 100%.

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    1. Yeahh, Claudia, that’s it: inside the shell! Thank you for nailing it and kind words.

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  5. Suvi says:

    Fabulous! The old buildings in Helsinki have gorgeous staircases too but I haven’t dared enter to take photos… Yet.

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    1. Oh yes, Suvi, dare! I’d love to see it! Of course it’s easier if you’ve got a key. 😀 His father lives in this building.

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  6. wonderful shapes and structures… …like your photos very much.

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    1. Yeah, Markus! And this means to me very much. Thank you!!

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  7. Amy says:

    Awesome shots of staircase! Well done!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it.

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  8. Very beautiful house (except maybe for the dirty window! A little shove back into reality!) My fave is the first color photo: those decorated glass doors and the black and white floor tiles.!!!!!! I want them!!

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    1. Hihi, ok, SMSW, it’s yours! 😀 As for the window – I had a look up close and it seems to me it will always stay in this way… the last painters were not really tidy. 😀

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  9. fkasara says:

    So cool 😍 When visiting the Vatican Museums I enjoyed taking pics of the Bramante staircase, probably the most photographed ever 😂

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    1. Thanks, Sara. I bet there are more wonderful staircases like this one to be discovered around Roma. And yes, I took some shots of the one in Vatican Museums as well. Here:

      https://manjamaksimovic.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/sl-week-27-pridem/

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  10. Judith says:

    Beautiful staircase and photos. Although the marble is impressive when you’re looking down I especially like the photos looking up where the image is simplified and almost abstract.

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    1. Thank you so much, Judith! I was barely breathing in there. Somebody gave a lot of thought and consideration to this upward view.

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  11. awtytravels says:

    Ah, how much I miss those 1900-1920s buildings that had so much space for staircases and where being flamboyant wasn’t due to cost… I’m daydreaming of living somewhere where the landing is made of a single swab of stone, as it was so common in such buildings in my hometown!

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    1. Glad to spur memories. 🙂

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  12. 😆 I love the beginning of this post! Thank you for sending me the link to these additional beauties. That soft pastel colored stone with those gorgeous curves are charmingly captured by you in this series.

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    1. Thank you, Atreyee. I had major fun. 🙂 I’m glad you came to look.

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