France has spiral staircases everywhere. Even some of their fire escapes are spiral staircases. I think French architects must be very proud of them, maybe they even claim it’s a French innovation. Yesterday I waited in front of a community services group to pick up one of my bags and got to visit a castle (Chateaux Vincenne) with them. The castle had spiral staircases everywhere too. You could get dizzy just from climbing the steps!
By far however, the most memorable staircase of all so far is this one from the hostel I stayed at during the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne with C.L. & Efe Bes at La Maison Rouge – Backpacker Hostel. It’s as if Tim Burton and Dr. Seuss became architects just to create this stairway in Saint-Etienne. #CityofDesign