Image: Craig Morey
Quite apart from the fact that they simply make you dizzy beyond belief, spiral staircases are definitely not for the faint of heart, as this post will show. They are often in lofty places, or the opposite, cramped dungeons, so mastering a spiral staircase is not a question of simply walking up or down.
Claustrophobia, vertigo-inducing views and stomach-churning heights have to be braved because of those adventurous minds that installed spiral staircases in the scariest of places.
Image: Ray Tomes
Long way down and low handrail at a tall pagoda in Singapore
Image: Darnyi Zsóka
Like a slightly heart-shaped vortex: Don’t get sucked in