Spiraling Down

Spiraling Down by Justin Korn

Description:  If you look closely, you might notice that this spiral staircase is actually a double helix consisting of two intertwined spirals; one for those entering the museum and one for those exiting.  Interestingly, this staircase was designed by Giuseppe Momo in 1932, approximately 20 years before the DNA double helix shape was determined the representation of life.

Location: Vatican Museum, Vatican City
Date Taken: December 22, 2008
Camera: Canon 20D
Exposure: 1/15 second
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO: 1600

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