Why, you ask, a spiral staircase? Okay, maybe you didn’t ask, but I’m going to tell you, now that I have your attention. I promised you one more day of Melk Abbey, Austria’s crème de la crème when it comes to Baroque architecture. And speaking of crème de la crème, the abbey’s spiral staircase was like icing on this beautiful piece of medieval history; it was Fibonacci at his
finest; Archimedes without restraint; Led Zepplin with a hit song to beat the band.
And by the way, here’s where I’m going to keep my nose clean. It makes sleeping at night so much easier. I didn’t take that picture. David Monniaux did. I have his permission (via the internet) to use his image. Thanks David, for coming through in a pinch.
Here’s my image of Melk Abbey’s spiral staircase from the top of the stairs; not quite as impressive.
the Baroque architecture;