Nicole says there are 164 steps. I didn't count them. I was busy breathing, and actually it's never occurred to me to count them. I'm usually thinking of the view at the top or the great exercise I'm getting or a knee that I didn't realize is not crazy about hiking up steps. Or the ambiance inside the column itself. It's not so different from any other interior stairway, I just happen to like them. I'm remembering the Arc de Triomphe for one, although it seemed like there were many more stairs inside that monument.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Eerie glow inside the column
I took this photo and the photo for the yesterday's post as evening was coming on. The last rays of sun had left the column by the time I reached it to look out over the expanse of land, water, and clouds. The light on yesterday's post was simply the light remaining in the atmosphere. This light is supplied by electricity. There's a skylight at the top, but at this time of day it wasn't letting in a lot of light.