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Circular Staircase, Saint Magnus Cathedral

Artist: 
Donald J. Rommes

"This stairwell leads up to the high, interior balconies that parallel the nave, and to the elevated walkways that follow the transept. The wide-angle lens used here exaggerates the scale. The passage is actually very narrow (I could not walk it without turning a bit sideways) and the steps are not deep enough for the full sole of the foot. It was also quite dark – the beautiful colored light from the stained glass windows provided the only illumination. The steps are nerve-racking to ascend and terrifying to descend, so it is not hard to imagine one of the clergy – especially after some communion wine – taking a painful tumble. The rope hand line was a late, but thoughtful, addition." – Don Rommes

Signed by Donald Rommes

Image size is 20 x 17 inches, matted to 29.25 x 23.25 inches
Framed under glass with a 1/2 inch black metal frame

Price: 
$450 USD
Medium: 
Pigment on Paper