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|The Spanish Steps (Scalinata di Spagna) in Rome ramp a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and the church Trinità dei Monti above. The monumental stairway, of 138 steps, was built with French diplomat Stefano Gueffier’s funds (20.000 "scudi") in 1723‑1725, linking the Bourbon Spanish embassy to the Holy See, today still located in the piazza below, with the Trinità dei Mo...||08/03/2005||693|
|Famous for the lions lining its stone steps, and the view overlooking Cape Town, it's a popular spot for picnics and just hanging out by the locals. |
It was used in the "Jesus" film (Bruce Marcchiano) - scene with the Pharisees on the "temple steps", including one or two brief background bits of the lions.
|Airplane on the top of a builiding in Manhattan.|
The biplane on the roof sculpture was designed by some guy named Rudolph de Harak and executed by the sculptor William Tarr in 1969 (thanks Jack Ryan).
Apparently it's a full-size model of a WW1 Sopwith Camel, complete with runway. It was put there to amuse inhabitants of surrounding scyscrapers, notably the WTC.
...the biplane ...
|This map shows the army movements and how the Coalition steps up attack.||09/26/2005||1,063|
|Engineered by David Stevenson in 1862. It is 37 meters high with 168 steps. It was automated in 1998.||05/02/2006||312|
|In 3 easy steps:
2. Approach Hangar
3. Miss hangar and keep going||05/28/2006||686|
|Philly Museum of Art. The "famous" steps in front of the museum were in the motion picture "Rocky". ||08/05/2005||384|
|ancient mountain fortress near Turin. This building are composed of three fortress connected by a stair of 4000 steps||11/12/2006||578|
|Hannsjörg Voth built the Golden Spiral (Goldene Spirale) which he finished in 1997. This is based on a shell design with steps in the middle leading down to living accommodation around an underground well.||06/15/2012||489|
|The Chamundi Hills are located in Mysore, Karnataka, India. Its average elevation is 1,000 meters. According to legend, the demon Mahishasura, king of the area that is currently Mysore, was killed by the Goddess Chamundi after a fierce battle. The hills are named after the goddess, and a temple honors her in the hills. The temple has a beautiful idol of the goddess. The temple has always been p...||05/28/2011||473|
|This is the pyramid of Kukulkan, or The Castle at Chichen Itza.|
30 meters tall, 56 meters square base.
9 terraces, 81 steps to the top sacrifice temple.
|Reduced copy of the Eiffel Tower (60 m high) built in 1891 on the occasion of the Jubilee Exhibition. 299 steps lead up to the top platform. In March 2002 the Tower was opened again to the public after a wide reconstruction. |