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Thursday, January 17, 2013

STAIRWAYS TO NOWHERE


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22 Stairways That Lead Nowhere
By Attila Nagy,
Gizmodo, 16 January 2013.

There is something weird and mysterious about stairways that don't go anywhere, and yet they're surprisingly common: inside and outside old buildings, among demolished walls, in big cities and small villages, or in artists' imaginations. They get your mind going, spurring you to imagine secret places and invisible doors. Try climbing the next one you encounter. Or just imagine climbing these.

1. Green stairs to nowhere, University of Vermont campus, USA
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Photo: zappowbang

2. University of Cincinnati, USA
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Photo: srecd

3. Ocean stairs, San Sebastian, Spain
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4. Centre of the World, Felicity, California, USA (salvaged from
the Eiffel Tower in 1989)
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Photo: Mike Towber 

5. Knaresborough, Yorkshire, Great Britain
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Photo: SFB579 :)

6. One of the famous stairs of Malta
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7. Galveston, Texas, USA
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8. Waiting in Whitby, Great Britain
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Photo: gregwake

9. Wooden staircase of Tors Cove, Newfoundland and
Labrador, Canada
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Photo: ffreshness

10. Ancient stairs carved into rock, Petra, Jordan
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11. Leicester, Great Britain
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12. Stairway on a house, Offenbach Marktplatz,
Frankfurt, Germany
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13. Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
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Photo: aquababe

14. Floating stairway over the Hudson River, New York, USA
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Photo: twinxamot

15. Staircase of a demolished house. Looks like a dinosaur.
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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Photo: mikelietz

16. An old brewhouse, Philadelphia, USA
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Photo: fish2000

17. Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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18. Stairs on the bank of the River Danube, Budapest, Hungary
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Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo

19. Michel De Broin's mind bending sculpture: 'Révolutions'.
Parc Maisonneuve-Cartier, Montreal, Canada
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20. Staircase sculpture at the KPMG Building in Munich,
Germany by Olafur Eliasson, entitled 'Rewriting'
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Photo: Alaskan Dude

21. 'Winding stairs' monument by Rudi van de Winton,
dedicated to those who lost their lives in a 1977 air disaster.
Tenerife, Spain
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Photo: Arturo Rodriguez/AP

22. 'Crouching Tiger and Turtle, Magic Mountain', by
sculptors Ulrich Genth and Heike Mutter in Duisburg, North
Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Photo: Funny-Leo

[Source: Gizmodo. Edited.]

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