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[ Yes.....this photo is overdone. But this is my take on it. ]

The spiral staircase inside the Vatican Museums in Viale Vaticano in Rome - Vatican City, home to one of the greatest museums in the world.

Built by Giuseppe Momo in 1932, also called the "Momo Staircase" and the "Snail Staircase".

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Although I'm not much of a history buff, this was definitely an experience... :shrug: I couldn't go to Rome and say that I hadn't been to the Vatican! Even though I never made it inside St. Peter's Basilica... :no:

Rome, Italy

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:iconwillclark218:
willclark218 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mimicks the Nautilus... I know this post is old but really beautiful...
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
:nod: indeed.
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the angle you picked as well as the shading - it gives the photo additional depth :iconclapplz:
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
:aww: Thanks!
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :wave:
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Rappel82 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   Artist
:OverInternetGlomp: 
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Lady-Compassion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolute mind-boggling shot!
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:iconxthumbtakx:
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
:hug: Thanks, Jenny! :aww:
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture
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artlistair Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember going there for the first time. I nearly fell down these stairs :' D
Awesome picture!
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kaffemugg Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Love the spiral pattern in this one.
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Tupunoor Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Awesome place!
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love this picture. Great angle!
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:iconxthumbtakx:
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
:) Thanks!
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are welcome. XD
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:D
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crazycreepydreams Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! This is so trippy! :wow:
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...Love this shot.
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MarianaServin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Wow, this is beautiful :D I really hope to visit the Vatican some day :)
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AndersonPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
:( I could have gone here... but I chose not to... :(
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Not a bad view. ;)
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:iconxthumbtakx:
xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
I could've people-watched from above all day. :)
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I bet! And people-watching is the best. :p
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1pen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful! Hands down one of your best!!!!
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
:blush:
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
This is amazing!
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alia-rejected Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Too bad you didn't make it to saint peters basilica, after seeing the sistine chapel you should have gone out the left door and skipped the line to get into the basilica!

In anycase fabulous photo. Wish some of mine had turned out this nice.
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I really should have! I think I had class shortly after, so we needed a break in between - standing in line for an hour and then walking around the museum for like 2-3 hours was tiring!
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alia-rejected Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Walking through the Vatican is very exhausting! I felt like cattle being herded when I hit the maps room.
Always a reason to go back right :)
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
:giggle:
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LovegoodTardis Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow, niice! :D
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five11a Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Sweet, I been there too! It was amazing.
Great shot!
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:D thanks! and I agree!
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ArneBaccus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Nice! Been there 3 weeks ago :D
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FromBasement Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this pic <3
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:aww:
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prpleuthanasia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
wow!!!
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:aww:
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
great...
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:aww: thanks!
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Ymntle-Aleoni Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome angle. A bit trippy to look at, but in a good way. Good work!
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
:D thanks!
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