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This Staircase Not Recommended for the Faint-hearted!
David Mery sent in this photo of a very original and peculiar staircaes in a Paris flat that he says is the first he ‘s encountered that requires that you off start on the correct foot! .
“At some point in time, someone decided to connect two flats partly above each other. The architect/staircase engineer (is there such a job?) tasked with this job had to fit a staircase in a very small space going from behind a door on a floor to a wall on the floor above. Not enough space for the common solution of the spiral staircase. The solution: a staircase where each step is cut for only one foot. It works in that it gets you between the floors. However, one doesn’t feel particularly safe as if you were to miss one step, you’d end up missing two.”