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Miraculous Staircase

Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe , New Mexico . The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support. Also, it is said that the staircase was built ...
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Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe , New Mexico . The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support. Also, it is said that the staircase was built without nails—only wooden pegs. Questions also surround the number of stair risers relative to the height of the choir loft and about the types of wood and other materials used in the stairway's construction.
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mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt March 18, 2016
fabulous capture and amazing staircase, thank you for the History behind it Mark. It is so beautiful!
trainwoman PRO+
 
trainwoman March 19, 2016
It is a gorgeous piece of carpentry.....the story is very interesting....
mcampi PRO+
mcampi March 19, 2016
It was a tough shot no room to shoot and lots of people. I had my zoom so I was able to get the 28 mm to work a bit. I was amazesd at the carpentry. Go on line and read the rest of the story it is wild...
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 19, 2016
This is beautiful! ت
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq March 19, 2016
Another favorite place of mine! Nice shot, Mark! It truly is a miraculous staircase! :)
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 March 20, 2016
This is a great photo of this amazing structure! Well done!
AHogue
 
AHogue March 20, 2016
Whoops,I didn't mean to just a peer award. This is an amazing shot. Deserves more than a peer award.
DorisSeybold
 
DorisSeybold March 21, 2016
stunning!!!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman March 23, 2016
Truly stunning. WOW
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo March 24, 2016
Cool staircase! Thanks for the interesting info, too.
johnphillips PRO
 
johnphillips March 25, 2016
Excellent
lizziemellis Platinum
 
lizziemellis March 27, 2016
Amazing spiral staircase nicely done:-)
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 March 30, 2016
Great capture, love it!!
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 April 08, 2016
Beautiful staircase - great snap!
Bruz Ultimate
 
Bruz April 25, 2016
WOW Love this shot.
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion January 28, 2017
love it
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt April 10, 2017
Great eye, Mark. And thanks for the detailed description!
ginorecchia
 
ginorecchia April 11, 2017
Wonderful Photo...! I know the beautiful History behind this staircase, and i hope to visit it someday...!
beckyreding PRO
 
beckyreding July 06, 2018
STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography July 14, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous
russellgaughen Platinum
 
russellgaughen February 24, 2019
A Very Nice Image Indeed!!! One day perhaps I will visit this Staircase Masterpiece!!!
mariadelcarmenllavayol
 
mariadelcarmenllavayol October 05, 2020
Conozco su historia. Impresionante. Hermosa toma. Saludos
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NatureCoast February 15, 2021
Voting is now open for my Something Coiled Challenge. Your opinion matters, so please be sure to vote. Thank you for your entry and Good Luck! Kathy
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer February 24, 2021
Oh I’ve been here, great photo
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mcampi February 24, 2021
thanks its a wild story of its building too...
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer February 24, 2021
And it’s not easy getting a photograph like this I can say ...
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mcampi February 24, 2021
I took several to get this view. The biggest problem was people
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer February 24, 2021
Yes the people lol I think I cloned some out of my photo
sue-zon PRO+
 
sue-zon June 03, 2021
I've seen this staircase in the Loretto Chapel . . . my photos didn't turn out nearly as good as yours did! Kudos, Mark!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood October 21, 2021
Great!
lulu2
 
lulu2 October 22, 2021
Magnificent staircase
Eddieuuu071 Platinum
 
Eddieuuu071 November 03, 2021
Very tough shot and it looks fabulous!
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