Travel/Photography: (staircase), Brittany Posted on January 13, 2015 by alexraphael This is a wooden staircase of a cafe in a converted old house in Brittany. AdvertisementShare this:TwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related
Thanks Cindy 🙂
Brittany is a place I’d love to visit, lol! 😀
You already have a connection with the place 🙂 I hope you get to go 🙂
Love this shot.
Thanks Vinnie. I took lots of shots of the area of Brittany itself, and will put them up as a feature or two soon.
Thanks Seb 🙂
very nice 🙂
Thanks Leyla 🙂 Have a great weekend.
I love those old circular staircases!
So many creative opportunities 🙂
A lovely place 🙂
This is the opposite of Kundera’s quote, which I remember every time I see a staircase 🙂
“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
― Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Thanks for making me aware of this quote 🙂
The book it’s great as well, he is a great writer 🙂
This quote actually convinced me to read the book:
“The heaviest of burdens crushes us, we sink beneath it, it pins us to the ground. But in love poetry of every age, the woman longs to be weighed down by the man’s body.The heaviest of burdens is therefore simultaneously an image of life’s most intense fulfillment. The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only half real, his movements as free as they are insignificant. What then shall we choose? Weight or lightness?”
Nicely atmospheric 🙂
It does feel like it could be used in some sinister thriller, doesn’t it?