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"Ascending to New Heights: Exploring the Beauty of Stairs" RMS Olympic BL24990_002

Background imageStair Collection: Sea of Steps, Wells Cathedral a66_00136

Sea of Steps, Wells Cathedral a66_00136
WELLS CATHEDRAL, Wells, Somerset. Interior view. The Sea of Steps. Photographed by Herbert Felton in 1948

Background imageStair Collection: RMS Olympic BL24990_002

RMS Olympic BL24990_002
RMS OLYMPIC, White Star Line. First class companion, A deck. Interior view of the stairway to first class entrance on boat deck

Background imageStair Collection: John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435

John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Manchester. Interior view. A staircase in the John Rylands Library in the University of Manchester. It was endowed in memory of John Rylands, a textile manufacturer

Background imageStair Collection: Eltham Palace J990112

Eltham Palace J990112
ELTHAM PALACE, London. Interior view of the Entrance Hall

Background imageStair Collection: Upnor Castle staircase K951095

Upnor Castle staircase K951095
UPNOR CASTLE, Upper Upnor, Kent. Interior detail of the circular / spiral staircase leading down to the water bastion

Background imageStair Collection: Stairwell, University of Birmingham a98_05526

Stairwell, University of Birmingham a98_05526
Department of Commerce and Social Science, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands. Interior view. Looking up a stairwell towards the domed ceiling in the Department of

Background imageStair Collection: Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStair Collection: St. Pancras Hotel staircase a062211

St. Pancras Hotel staircase a062211
ST PANCRAS HOTEL, London. Interior of the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras looking up towards the stone vaulted ceiling above the grand staircase. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1972

Background imageStair Collection: Spiral staircase a99_08858

Spiral staircase a99_08858
Spiral staircase. Interior detail

Background imageStair Collection: Alleyway at night a072752

Alleyway at night a072752
HAMPSTEAD, London. A set of steps in the snow in a wide alleyway at night with a lit street lamp behind. John Gay. Date range: 1960-1965

Background imageStair Collection: St Pancras Hotel a062209

St Pancras Hotel a062209
ST PANCRAS HOTEL, Euston Road, London. Interior of the Midland Grand Hotel at St. Pancras Station showing the grand staircase. Date range: 1960 - 1972. John Gay

Background imageStair Collection: Spiral staircase a066740

Spiral staircase a066740
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, Old Bailey, City of London. Overhead interior detail looking down through the centre of a winding staircase in the south wing. John Gay, 1975

Background imageStair Collection: Thames / Wapping Old Stair

Thames / Wapping Old Stair
A busy scene at Wapping Old Stairs

Background imageStair Collection: Kenwood House J890389

Kenwood House J890389
KENWOOD HOUSE, London. Interior detail of the balustrade on the Great Stairs, 1989

Background imageStair Collection: Portugal, Algarve, Lagos, sunrise over Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo)

Portugal, Algarve, Lagos, sunrise over Camilo Beach (Praia do Camilo)

Background imageStair Collection: Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies

Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageStair Collection: John Rylands Library BL15862

John Rylands Library BL15862
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Deansgate, Manchester. Interior view, showing a staircase and architectural details as seen from a half-landing

Background imageStair Collection: Tulip staircase, Queens House a98_06118

Tulip staircase, Queens House a98_06118
QUEENs HOUSE, Romney Road, Greenwich, London. Interior detail view of Queens House, Greenwich showing a tulip / spiral staircase. Photographed by Eric de Mare. Date range: 1945 - 1980

Background imageStair Collection: The Hall, Leighton House BL13081

The Hall, Leighton House BL13081
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 12 Holland Park Road, London. Home of Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896). Home of the artist Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896) which is now a museum

Background imageStair Collection: Old Wardour Castle K990149

Old Wardour Castle K990149
OLD WARDOUR CASTLE, Wiltshire. Carved vault at the top of the ruined spiral staircase on the fourth floor

Background imageStair Collection: Osborne House J030057

Osborne House J030057
OSBORNE HOUSE, East Cowes, Isle of Wight. View towards the pavilion from the lower terrace

Background imageStair Collection: Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham JLP01_12_001

Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham JLP01_12_001
Interior view of the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, Birmingham, showing escalators and people shopping, c. 1964. John Laing Collection

Background imageStair Collection: Pevensey Castle K950445

Pevensey Castle K950445
PEVENSEY CASTLE, East Sussex. Basement of the North Tower of the Inner Bailey

Background imageStair Collection: Canova - Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker J040042

Canova - Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker J040042
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view of the principal staircase with the statue of Napoleon holding a figure of Victory by Antonio CANOVA (1757-1822). Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker

Background imageStair Collection: Chester City Walls a98_04500

Chester City Walls a98_04500
CHESTER CITY WALLS, Cheshire. The medieval city wall of Chester is the most complete in England. The walls date mostly from the 13th-century, though they are much repaired

Background imageStair Collection: Railway station footbridge a062680

Railway station footbridge a062680
LONDON BRIDGE STATION, Southwark, London. View looking down the steps leading from the footbridge to the platforms at London Bridge station. Date range: 1960-1972. John Gay

Background imageStair Collection: National Liberal Club BL08404

National Liberal Club BL08404
NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, Whitehall Place, Westminster, Greater London. Interior detail view of the staircase from the first landing, designed by Architect Alfred Waterhouse

Background imageStair Collection: Dover Castle south staircase J870615

Dover Castle south staircase J870615
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. Interior view of the South staircase

Background imageStair Collection: The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple, Neasden, London, England, UK

The Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple, Neasden, London, England, UK

Background imageStair Collection: Statue of the Buddha, the largest in Asia, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island

Statue of the Buddha, the largest in Asia, Po Lin Monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageStair Collection: Spiral staircase a99_08858V

Spiral staircase a99_08858V
Spiral staircase. Interior detail

Background imageStair Collection: St Pancras Hotel a062173

St Pancras Hotel a062173
ST PANCRAS HOTEL, Euston Road, London. Interior detail showing the iron balustrades of the grand staircase in the Midland Grand Hotel at St Pancras station. Date range: 1960-1972. John Gay

Background imageStair Collection: RMS Aquitania BL26730_001

RMS Aquitania BL26730_001
RMS AQUITANIA. Interior view of the A Deck staircase. The Aquitania was launched in 1913 as the third of the Cunard Line express ocean liners (after the Mauretania and Lusitania)

Background imageStair Collection: Cleeve Abbey J900121

Cleeve Abbey J900121
CLEEVE ABBEY, Somerset. Interior view of the Frater steps

Background imageStair Collection: Cliffords Tower K980216

Cliffords Tower K980216
CLIFFORDs TOWER, York, North Yorkshire. View of the tower and the entrance steps showing the mound covered in daffodils during Spring. clifford

Background imageStair Collection: Dover Castle J840187

Dover Castle J840187
DOVER CASTLE, Kent. Interior view of the North staircase of Henry IIs keep, built late 12th century

Background imageStair Collection: Chiswick House K010138

Chiswick House K010138
CHISWICK HOUSE, London. View looking up the entrance right hand steps towards the portico

Background imageStair Collection: The Church Stairs, Whitby a98_15465

The Church Stairs, Whitby a98_15465
THE CHURCH STAIRS, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A baker makes deliveries, climbing the steps from the quayside to the church. 1950s. Hallam Ashley

Background imageStair Collection: Paris, France - Champs-Elysees, The Paiva Mansion

Paris, France - Champs-Elysees, The Paiva Mansion. Date: 1902

Background imageStair Collection: The main staircase at the Winter Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe

The main staircase at the Winter Palace. St. Petersburg, Russia, Europe

Background imageStair Collection: Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italian Lakes, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italian Lakes, Lombardy, Italy, Europe

Background imageStair Collection: View from Pyramid of the Moon of the Avenue of the

View from Pyramid of the Moon of the Avenue of the Dead and the Pyramid of the Sun in background, Teotihuacan, 150AD to 600AD and later used by the Aztecs, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Background imageStair Collection: Railway station footbridge a062678

Railway station footbridge a062678
LONDON BRIDGE STATION, Southwark, London. View looking down the steps leading from the footbridge to the platforms at London Bridge station. Date range:1960-1972. John Gay

Background imageStair Collection: Stone Stairway, Skellig Michael, Skellig Islands, County Kerry, Ireland

Stone Stairway, Skellig Michael, Skellig Islands, County Kerry, Ireland

Background imageStair Collection: Deserted alleyway with Israeli flag hanging from a window above an archway, Muslim Quarter

Deserted alleyway with Israeli flag hanging from a window above an archway, Muslim Quarter, Old City, Jerusalem, Middle East

Background imageStair Collection: The South Lookout, Aldeburgh beach a082101

The South Lookout, Aldeburgh beach a082101
THE SOUTH LOOKOUT, Crag Path, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Cast iron exterior spiral staircase on the South Lookout at the beach at Aldeburgh, with the sea beyond. Photographed by John Gay in 1962

Background imageStair Collection: Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Background imageStair Collection: Great Court, the British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Great Court, the British Museum, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe




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"Ascending to New Heights: Exploring the Beauty of Stairs" RMS Olympic BL24990_002: Step aboard the grand staircase of history as you imagine the elegance and luxury experienced by passengers on this iconic ship. Eltham Palace J990112: Marvel at the opulence of a bygone era as you climb the regal staircase in this stunning medieval-meets-Art Deco palace. Sea of Steps, Wells Cathedral a66_00136: Lose yourself in the mesmerizing architecture of Wells Cathedral, where each step leads you deeper into a spiritual journey. John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435: Ascend through time and knowledge as you traverse this magnificent library's spiral staircase, surrounded by centuries-old books and wisdom. Upnor Castle staircase K951095: Climb towards fortified history at Upnor Castle, where each step reveals tales of defense and resilience against enemy forces. Durdle Door beach and cliffs, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe: Embark on an adventure down nature's majestic stairway carved into towering cliffs that lead to pristine shores and breathtaking views. St Pancras Hotel staircase a062211: Experience Victorian splendor with every ascent on this ornate staircase within one of London's most iconic hotels - a true architectural gem. Spiral staircase a99_08858: Get caught up in an enchanting whirlwind as you navigate your way up this captivating spiral masterpiece - an architectural marvel that defies gravity itself. Alleyway at night a072752: Discover hidden secrets lurking around every corner as darkness descends upon an atmospheric alleyway illuminated only by flickering lamplight guiding your path upwards. St Pancras Hotel a062209 : Immerse yourself in timeless elegance while climbing these stairs adorned with intricate details inside one of London's most beloved landmarks – a true feast for the eyes. Spiral staircase a066740.