Julian Escardo

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

Tag: “Spiral staircase”

Stairs unlimited…

Good morning!…Winter in Paris and it’s gray and rainy – I had to run a couple of errands around the Orsay and was lacking some contemporary feel so I popped into the entrance hall at the Louvre (just across the Seine from the M’O). No money spent, just the entrance hall to capture some lines. The trick here was to avoid overexposure due to the strong white light coming in through the skylight, a challenge onto itself. They were operating the ‘lift’ tube up and down so I took advantage of that and selected a looking down and looking down view with it fully deployed to present the pieces. I love how the Europeans incorporate new designs into old/classical structures; a practice that is normal these all over the world, such being the case with the ROM in Toronto and countless buildings in London for example. Please enjoy them and look for more in future postings….

Stairs 1…

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Stairs II…

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Julian

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Lo-Fi twist…

Good morning! – I recently had to visit someone in a clinic run by nuns from the order of San Camilo. Their effort dates back to the 1500’s and they are responsible for today’s Red Cross signature emblem, the square red cross. Their ‘uniform’ is a white habit with a red cross in the front/center – the same was ‘squared’ for the international organization capturing the nun’s endless effort to heal and cure sick people. I loved the building as well as ascending every day to the first floor via the spiral staircase depicted below. I was armed with my iPhone and couldn’t resist capturing the flow of my path. I hope you like the images, both edited monochrome but otherwise ‘as is’, no adjustments of any other kind and as composed on site. Once again, I love Lo-Fi captures for they are real, although the ‘not seeing through the viewfinder’ can be tricky sometimes, shaky hand and all that. FYI I gave each a white border to make them pop, stand out in a more dignified manner –

San Camilo I…

San Camilo II…

Thank you for visiting……all images copyrighted.

Julian

Spiral transitions…

Good morning!…..Just a couple of shots of a spiral staircase I came across the other day – this is a much photographed subject and one of those “no, here we go again, some dude taking shots at a spiral staircase…” – The truth is nobody is ever going to top the best shots taken at the Guggenheim in NY or the famous one at the Vatican, but let these two refresh your memory as to the charm behind each one of them you come across, and how important they are to utilizing space conservatively in a building. These two are one in the same, from above and then below. The one below speaks more like an abstract as opposed to the first one that is more classic (looking like an eye on thumb view) Btw, I faded the color on that one to make it more cohesive, calmer (just my quirk).

Staircase in blue…

Staircase in blue II…

Enjoy them and thank you for viewing and or commenting – as always, I appreciate it!

Julian