Monument Stairs by rosiekerr

Monument Stairs

London suffered a terrible fire in 1666. To celebrate the city's rebuilding, Sir Christopher Wren designed a towering monument with 311 steps in it, leading to the viewing platform. Completed in 1677, it is 202 feet high, the exact distance from it and the bakery on Pudding Lane, where the fire began.

Here are all 311 steps, looking down. I have the little piece of paper to celebrate. Lovely views, but lots of wire to obstruct. If you look closely into the spiral, you can see a little hand on the left side; she is busy climbing the stairs, well ahead of her gasping parents.

Thanks for taking time to visit - I appreciate it, very much.
That's completely awesome.
November 12th, 2015  
Beautiful spiral
November 12th, 2015  
Beautiful, i really like the editing as well
November 12th, 2015  
Looks like seashell. I remember taking a similar image inside a lighthouse on the east coast - not as tall as this one though. Great in b/w!
November 12th, 2015  
Wonderful b & w image
November 12th, 2015  
Favtastic and great info
November 12th, 2015  
Amazing spiral with a vertigo effect! Did you climb all the stairs?
November 13th, 2015  
Incredible! That is an amazing pov.
November 13th, 2015  
@cejaanderson Yes... yes, we did. :)
November 13th, 2015  
Wonderful shot Rosie, great perspective and pov which shows the spiral off very well. As for climbing all those stairs, that's definitely worth a gold star AND an elephant stamp. Fav.
November 13th, 2015  
Nice spiral and an interesting story.
November 13th, 2015  
Awesome. That is all.
November 13th, 2015  
Super shot
November 13th, 2015  
Fav...love love love this for the way it plays with my eyes and perception.
November 13th, 2015  
As a lover of spirals, this is an instant fav for me. Great choice of b&w for this.
November 13th, 2015  
Cool spiral! Did you get dizzy during the climb?
November 13th, 2015  
Wow Rosie this is fabulous! Many years ago they moved our office out of the,City across the River to the South Bank and the building was next to the Monument. One lunch time we decided to climb up to see the view ( never thought about taking a camera) and do we dud the climb to the top. I remember stepping out at the top gasping for breath and my knees went weak! I am not very good with heights and I could not stay out at the top! So I climbed these stairs but never noticed this fabulous spiral! How I have changed since 365! Huge Fav! I know what effort it took to get to the top! Lol!
November 13th, 2015  
Kim
Awesome shot!
November 13th, 2015  
Brilliant - fav.
November 13th, 2015  
Love how it looks like a sea shell.
November 13th, 2015  
Great POV Rosie
November 13th, 2015  
Absolutely fabulous shot. A big fav
November 13th, 2015  
Terrific. Instant FAV :)
November 13th, 2015  
Beautifully composed, fav
November 13th, 2015  
I'v read about this monument and now I want to climb up it. Looks like a jet engine . To think it was constructed 300+ years ago...
November 13th, 2015  
Gorgeous, Rosie. And I'm learning so much about London from your visit ;)
November 13th, 2015  
fantastic
November 13th, 2015  
@pamknowler Now that I have been there, I can completely identify where you were... and where you went. Very fun! We were on South Bank this evening, riding the Eye and sightseeing. :)
November 13th, 2015  
@jack4john Christopher Wren was a genius.
November 13th, 2015  
Fascinating history to go with this wonderful vertigo-inducing photo!
November 13th, 2015  
Instant fav
November 13th, 2015  
Ditto re instant fav! As soon as I saw the thumbnail on PP (for which, congrats!) I wanted to learn more about your fascinating shot. So, thanks, on so many counts. Simply loved the lines, light and incredible detail at the bottom.
November 14th, 2015  
Terrific pov and b and w and congrats re the climb, fav
November 14th, 2015  
Wonderful shot. Fav
November 14th, 2015  
Such a terrific shot! Fav
November 15th, 2015  
That is a fabulous shot. Well done for the climb!
November 19th, 2015  
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