Beautiful staircase from around the world

Mount Buren in Belgium
Mount Buren - not a real mountain, and the name of the stairs. It consists of 374 steps and is situated in Liege. The staircase was built in 1881 to allow the soldiers to go down to the city center to the hill while avoiding dangerous ways. The staircase is named after the aristocratic 15th century Vincent de Buren, protects the city from the Liege attack the Duke of Burgundy. Almost ruined stronghold near Mount Buren was the first bastion of defense of the city. When you climb to the top, you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the city and the river Maas.

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Stairs on the sea, Spain
This staircase is located on the beautiful island of Gastelugache in Spain. This tiny island in the Bay of Biscay belongs to the municipality of Bermeo in the Basque Country. The staircase leads to the hermitage, which was built in the 10th century. Total staircase has 237 steps. It is best to visit this place in the fall or spring to enjoy the peace and beauty of the environment. In the summer there is usually crowded.

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Spiral staircase Tyayhan
Ladder height 91, 5 meters installed along the mountainside Tyayhan Linchzhou in China. It offers the thrill of climbing without any danger. Excursion up the ladder does not require additional training and equipment. Here you will feel the full force of the wind, the birds will fly by, and steps will creak. It's much more interesting than the rise in the elevator. However, due to issues of safety and health, you must agree to a number of conditions. Climbers must be under 60 years of age and must complete a form confirming that they have no problems with the heart or lungs.

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Ladder Awaji in Japan
«Awaji Yumebutai» (or "Stairway of Dreams") is a complex of buildings and other structures located on the island of Awaji in Japan. One of the complexes Awaji is a 100-stage garden, consisting of 100 beds and stairs. The complex was built as a memorial to Hanshin earthquake (1995). Construction was carried out on the side of the mountain, which was half torn down in the early 90s. Its stones were used during the construction of artificial islands in the Bay of Osaka (one of them - Kansai International Airport).

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Moses Bridge
At the beginning of the 17th century Fort de Ruver was surrounded by a moat and was originally built without a bridge. But during a recent restoration program required the construction of the bridge. Out of respect to the original status of the Island Fort Dutch company RO & AD Architecten built ladder bridge Moses. Get the original "sunken" bridge, literally merging with the water line. As a result, almost invisible bridge partially submerged pedestrian moat. Initially the protection zone was flooded with water deep enough to hinder the enemy's progress, it was still small enough to prevent the effective use of boats.

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Steps in Canyon
This famous staircase in the Canyon is located near the waterfall Pailon del Diablo in Ecuador. Pailon del Diablo - a pretty big waterfall at a distance of only 30 minutes from the city Benos in Ecuador. This is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Visiting Ecuador definitely conquer this unique descent

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Well Chand Baori
Chand Baori - building, located in a village near Jaipur Abaneri. The well was built in the year 800, his narrow 3500 steps in 13 floors extend to 30 meters underground. Rajasthan is extremely arid, because Shand Baori structure was designed to keep as much water. At the bottom of the well the air is 5-6 degrees lower than at the surface. This place was used as a vacation spot of local residents during periods of extreme heat.

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Stairs of Santorini in Greece
In 1715, island residents have built a steep ladder on the steep hillside, so they could get from the sea to the summit and back. To help carry cargo and passengers from ships to the city used donkeys. In 1930 the staircase was improved, and a lot of new foals. Finally, in 1979, it was installed the cable car, to automate the process - but the most interesting trip - still ride on a donkey. Zig-zag staircase from the sea to the city paved with stone, and because of the many convolutions of the distance from one end to the other is 1300 meters. In total there are 657 10-inch steps, but the rise provides a very good workout on a sunny day. Santorini has a special place among the sights of Greece, his dream to visit everyone who is in these places.

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Ladder Schlossberg in Austria
The main attraction of Graz - Schlossberg (Clock Tower). It stands proudly and visible from all points in the city. Tourists and locals climb to the top to enjoy the incredible views over Graz and the surrounding area. Ladder Schlossberg is located at the far end Shlossbergplatts. An impressive staircase carved into the rock and leads up the hill to the clock tower. 260 of the stairs is not very difficult to climb, but anyone can use and a lift.

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Potemkin Stairs in Odessa
Potemkin Stairs - a giant staircase in Odessa, Ukraine. Ladder consider a formal entrance into the city from the sea, it is the most famous symbol of Odessa. It was originally known as a ladder Richelieu. The top step is 12.5 meters wide, and the lowest - 21.7 meters. The height of the stairs - 27 meters, and the length - 142 meters, but because of different widths at the top and bottom creates the illusion of greater length.

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Haiku Stairs Hawaii
Haiku Stairs, also known as Stairway to Heaven, is a steep hiking trail on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The trail starts as a wooden staircase leading to the cliff on the south side of the Haiku Valley. The staircase was installed in 1942 to extend a cable from one side to the other rocks. This was necessary in order to provide a continuous link to the naval station at an altitude of about 850 meters. In 2003 the staircase was rebuilt at a cost of 875,000 dollars in the city. But due and outstanding issues of land tenure, the city and county of Honolulu, said that currently there is no plan to open stairs for public use.

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Bridge over Traversinertobel
The bridge-stairs through Traversinertobel, one of the slopes of the Via Mala, a modern structure of this type developed by engineer Dzhyurgom Konzettom and his partner Rolf Bahofnerom. They solved the problem of connecting two different heights of the gorge, creating a ladder. The staircase replaces a rope bridge for travelers, which was destroyed by a landslide. The new pedestrian bridge covers a distance of 56 meters with a difference in height of 22 meters between the two slopes.

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Stairs as art
This sculpture is 21 meters in height is called the Tiger and Turtle, it is located on a hillside in Duisburg, Germany. Steps meander along the frame of the steel helical manner, culminating in a dead loop. Visitors can climb the ladder in Duisburg, but a loop in the center does not allow to go full circle.

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Cascade universe
Cascade of the universe is on the slope along the gardens of Dumfries in Scotland, and consists of a series of steep stairs. Large site with observation benches were installed on each span. You can simply admire the beauty of nature or relax during the ascent. The staircase starts at the reservoir and leads to a beautiful pavilion on top. Although private gardens, they are open to the public once a year.

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Source: lifeglobe.net

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