Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles: Stare Down The Stairs

Please hold onto the railing whilst you look at this photo!

During my recent stay at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, I happened upon the very interesting optical illusion known as the staircase!

What you are seeing in this picture are the stairs leading to all eleven floors of the hotel.Β  I was on the top floor, so believe me when I tell you I certainly ‘held onto the bar’ while taking this photo.

I must admit I was a bit nervous while holding the camera over the railing.Β  Nonetheless, I thought it would make an interesting shot.

Although it does make me wonder why the architects who designed the Biltmore back in the 1920’s decided on such an open (and a tad bit scary) structure.

P.S. The entire time I was taking photos I kept saying to myself, “Don’t drop the camera, don’t drop the camera.”

Luckily I didn’t; however, I think I’d have been a tad reluctant to hurry down the stairs to rescue my equipment!

What do you think about the design of the stairs?

  19 comments for “Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles: Stare Down The Stairs

  1. May 7, 2019 at 9:50 am

    The stairwell is certainly Open Concept! Lovely perspective Cher. 😎

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    • May 7, 2019 at 9:53 am

      Why thank you, John! I hope I didn’t give anyone vertigo by looking at it! πŸ˜‰ Cher xo

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  2. May 7, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Such opulence…I wouldn’t mind staying there for awhile, white socks indoors of course! πŸ™‚

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    • May 7, 2019 at 10:08 am

      *Biggest grin* Ah, you would absolutely love it, Holly! *white socks indoors included* The staff at the Biltmore is phenomenal. Despite its grandeur, the staff makes you feel at home. Cher xo

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  3. May 7, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I love them, Cher. They remind me of the opening sequence to the original ‘The Twilight Zone’ TV show.

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    • May 7, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Thank you, dear Hugh! Yes, that sequence was dizzying, wasn’t it? *Just like these stairs!* LOL Cher xo

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  4. May 7, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I love the vertigo design it created!

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  5. May 7, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Wow. Scary, but worth it.

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    • May 7, 2019 at 11:30 am

      Why thank you, Don! I was definitely scared, I must admit! Cher xo


  6. May 7, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Nicely captured! πŸ™‚

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  7. May 7, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    What a photo and I understand your concern about dropping the camera. I always think that when I am at a high building, tower,… and take pictures through a fence. I am always terrified by the thought my phone could slip out of my hands.

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    • May 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you, Erika! You know exactly what I mean!! LOL Oh yes, I can understand you feeling that way for sure!! Cher xo

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  8. May 8, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    My first thought was “Why does the top floor have a different carpet?” That was right before I felt too dizzy to think about it any more!

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    • May 8, 2019 at 8:08 pm

      I understand!! So you can imagine how I felt leaning over the railing with my camera!! Yikes! Cher xo

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