Many people dislike staircases because they are strenuous, boring, and cause too much hassle. Well, these people have not seen these cool staircases from different parts of the world.
If you are one of those people, then prepare to get your minds blown by these 12 impressive staircases. Today, we feature 12 of the world’s amazing staircases.
1. Bueren Mountain, Belgium
Bueren Mountain is not really a mountain, but a mountain-sized stairway in Belgium formerly used by soldiers in 1881 to avoid dangerous alleys.
2. Stairs Above the Sea, Spain
The name says it all. Locate in the island of Gaztelugatxe, Spain, this staircase leads to the 10th-century hermitage on top of the island, with overlooking views of the beautiful sea.
3. Spiral Staircase in Taihang Mountains, China
Prepare to be dizzy. This 300-foot spiral staircase located in Linzhou, China offers the thrilling experience of hiking and mountaineering without the danger of actually going on a hike.
4. Awaji Hyakudanen, Japan
In memorial of the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995, the Japanese built the Awaji Hyakudanen, which is a complex array of building and architecture decorated with gardens and staircases.
5. Moses Bridge Stairs, Netherlands
If Moses parted a sea, the Moses Bridge Stairs in Netherlands parts a dam. The staircase bridge was cleverly constructed that it is almost an invisible bridge, partially submerged in water.
6. Canyon Steps, Ecuador
Canyon Steps is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ecuador. This great staircase lets you have a closer view of the Paílón del Diablo waterfall.
7. Chand Baori, India
Located in the village of Abhaneri, Rajasthan, India, the Chand Baori is the deepest and most significant step wells in India.
8. Santorini Stairway, Greece
The Santorini Stairway is perhaps one of the most famous staircases in the world. Enjoy the beautiful view of Greece through this fantastic stairway.
9. Schlossberg Stairs, Austria
Experience the tremendous 360-degree view of Graz, Austria by going up the Schlossberg Stairs!
10. Potemkin Stairs, Ukraine
Deemed as the formal admission into the city, the full Potemkin Stairs in Ukraine is the best-known symbol of the town of Odessa.
11. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii, USA
The Haiku stairs located in the Hawaiian island of O’ahu is one of the longest and steepest hiking trails in the country.
12. Bridge-Stair, Switzerland
This bridge in Switzerland is a very unique architectural creation as it is a suspended footbridge and a staircase rolled in one.
These amazing staircases make elevators and escalators look boring!
This Scottish Submarine-Inspired Tiny House Is The Perfect Seaside Escape
It’s like living in your own paradise.
If you want to visit the Scottish Highlands, Airship 002 might be the perfect location for your stay. Roderick James Architects applied their experience with building cabins, houseboats, and treehouses when designing the stylish seaside pod, which is a submarine-inspired tiny house.
The best part? It comes equipped with all the amenities needed to disconnect from the life’s hustle and bustle. Since it became available to rent on Airbnb, Airship 2 became one of the hottest places to spend the night in the United Kingdom.
Currently, Airship 002 is available as an Airbnb rental for $197 a night.
8 Amazing Yet Unusual Shrines Around Asia
These are not your ordinary, peaceful little shrines.
Shrines are commonly seen as sacred places where people can pray and meditate in the presence of a specific deity. Although most of these holy locations are usually serene, there are special shrines dedicated to unusual practices. Not surprisingly, most of these temples can be found in Asia where beliefs can be quite surprising to outsiders.
Some Asian shrines can be unusual or scary or downright outrageous. For example, India's Shrine of Bullet Baba features a motorcycle that once belonged to a man who met his end in the same location. Local legend says Om Singh Rathore's bike would magically find its way back to the scene of the accident. In an effort to appease Rathore's spirit, people decided to build the shrine in his name.
Here are 10 beautiful yet unusual shrines you can find around Asia:...
10 Of The World’s Breathtaking Movable Bridges
These bridges are absolutely a spectacular architectural works of art!
Movable bridges are built to allow boats or barges to pass through. However, with the arrival of modern technology and creative artistry, moveable bridges are becoming more of architectural masterpieces.
These bridges are spectacular with their function and design. Here are 10 of the most creative and breathtaking moveable bridges in the world:
1. Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK