Sunday, January 5, 2014

Up The Staircase

Another pic from my archives, this is the wonderful Victorian staircase found at Christie House which is the home of Regis College, the Jesuit College at U of Toronto. The house was built in 1900 as the home of William Christie, famous here for his cookie company, and has been part of Regis College since 2009. This grand staircase runs from the basement of the house up to the third floor where it is capped by a beautiful oculus window that lets light down into the heart of the building.

22 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Very grand but I would hate to have to go up and down many times in a day. ;))

Sharon said...

What a beautiful center point for this building.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful!

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous looking staircase, your photo leads us straight to the light!

William Kendall said...

A delightfully twisting staircase. I love those, and this one appeals to me.

I have probably passed that house before... but not the last time I was in town a few days ago. I skirted through the area south of the ROM and took some shots on campus.

cieldequimper said...

That's a delightful invitation to go upstairs!

Happy New Year!

Lowell said...

I've always loved these staircases - well, to look at. To go up or down, I'd prefer an elevator! :)

Deb said...

Staircases are fascinating but can be difficult to capture. Great looking shot RedPat and oculus is a new word for me too!

Andy said...

Thanks to the weather we get to see some excellent photos from your archives.

William Kendall said...

In regards to your question at my blog, the Canal is open for skating, but that's controlled water, so no problem with swift currents. It's an early season this year.

Jack said...

Yes, indeed, it is a lovely staircase and your composition is very nice.

Randy said...

It's very classic looking.

Halcyon said...

I love these kinds of stairwells. You've taken such a nice shot of this one. It's sometimes hard to get the angle just right. :)

Linda said...

Glad you're not venturing out at the moment!

Shaun Gibbs said...

Loving the lead in lines of this image. Really draws you in, you rarely find architecture like that these days

The Greenockian said...

Beautiful!
Liz

Birdman said...

I do like this look with loads of light.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully shown here Pat, tres elegant !

Mike Biles said...

Wonderful curve - very sexy!

Laura. M said...

That ladder is a wooden wonder. It is beautiful.
Pat I love the photo!!!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

beautiful shot...

JM said...

Great composition of this beautiful staircase!