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Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 31 January 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Williams College, Massachusetts

Canon PowerShot G12 1/1000 second F/4.0 ISO 80 9 mm

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David from Detroit, United States

The shadows make for a really complex and interesting "double helix" with the staircase. The doorway is really interesting-- it looks like an old-fashioned answer to some ventilation issue or something. This shot also shows how things are added to buildings over the decades or even centuries.

31 Jan 2011 3:11pm

@David: In fact, I almost called it "double helix"! Thanks for your close reading, David. It is, indeed, a fascinating little building — an observatory, built by hand in the 1830's. The panel "doors" are original, as best I can tell, though the staircase was added later.

Dornbrau from Colorado Springs, United States

I really like the way this shot came out. It is a smorgasbord for the eyes with all its shapes, textures and contrasts.

31 Jan 2011 6:09pm

Candais from Lisieux, Canada

Why are spiral staircases so fasinating? I could look at them all day.
This is a great shot...stone, metal, wood and shadow all come together wonderfully

31 Jan 2011 8:46pm

Sawyer Thompson from Williamsburg, United States

Beautiful shades in the stone wall, contrasted nicely with the very white door. Love this one.

31 Jan 2011 9:42pm

Canon PowerShot G12
1/1000 second
ISO 80
9 mm