STAIRCASES

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Staircase in the Musée national du Moyen Âge, formerly the Musée de Cluny, 6 place Paul Painlevé – 75005 Paris. (Quartier Latin – 5e Arrondissement)
This is the only surviving mediaeval palace in Paris. The original building was the town house or hôtel of the Abbotts of Cluny from 1334. It was rebuilt by the temporarily incumbent abbot, Jacques d’Amboise, between 1485 – 1510, combining both Gothic and Renaissance features.
Henry VIII’s sister, Mary Tudor, lived there in 1515 after the death of Louis XII, her husband.
The hôtel was confiscated by the state in 1789. It was purchased from the state by Alexandre du Sommerard in 1833 to house his collection of medieval and Renaissance art objects. His collection was bought by the state in 1842 on his death and the building was opened as a museum the following year, 1843.
The present gardens opened in 1971.
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56c46421e4b0fc61b98c2f31/1948125

The stairway to the Panoramic View overlooking Corfu Airport, Kerkira 491008, Greece
“Don’t you mean the stairway to Heaven? Home-made food, coffee, ice cream and soft drinks!” The white building in the background is the 12th century Vlacherna monastery dedicated to Our Lady of Vlacherna.
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56c46421e4b0fc61b98c2f31/1948129

An unusual staircase in Mandelieu La Napoule, France
“Just put your pyjamas on and get upstairs at once!”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56c46421e4b0fc61b98c2f31/1948131

Make sure you hold on to the banister. Oh dear, no banister!
The fashionable and elegantly designed stairs leading up from the golden beach at Saint George South (Ágios Geórgios), Corfu to the Barbayiannis Bar in the village of Argyrádes, Corfu.
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56c46421e4b0fc61b98c2f31/1948141

FIRE

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The Devil is in the detail.

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56af2f4ee4b0c42dd192fbae/1946847

February sky in Wiltshire.

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56af2f4ee4b0c42dd192fbae/1946849

“We have to get the van back in an hour. Where did you park it?”

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56af2f4ee4b0c42dd192fbae/1946852

TURN

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“Do the windmill blades actually turn?”
“I’ve no idea but it’s your turn to pay this time!”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56ab5303e4b0d21fd0c715e7/1906092

“Why are we swimming round in circles?”
“I don’t know but I’m going to have to fly soon.”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56ab5303e4b0d21fd0c715e7/1906088

“I know you’re there. What are you up to?”
“We’re just here to inspect the metal rings. They seem to be turning rusty.”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56ab5303e4b0d21fd0c715e7/1906096

Cornering at speed in Corfu Town
One good turn deserves another.
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SILHOUETTE

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A bird in the hand .. I mean a bird in the bush … forget it!
Mr. Hitchcock? MR. HITCHCOCK?
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/569f6954e4b0831355864905/1905648

As unpalatable as an accusation may be ….
Gluttony in Gascony.
“Someone’s eaten all the food and we’re trying to identify who it was.”
“Don’t look at me. I’m more in the dark than you are.”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/569f6954e4b0831355864905/1905637

Exploring, with friends, in the Sinai Desert
The silhouette at f/4 1/400 sec. ISO-64 and then with flashgun at f/2.8 1/30 sec. ISO-125.
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/569f6954e4b0831355864905/1905644

LOOK

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Missing the point
“Look! Can’t you see it? It’s completely overgrown!”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56a0c71fe4b0b77990be069c/1898911

Moving up the property market
“Look, I like it but I’m sorry. Pink just doesn’t do it for me.”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56a0c71fe4b0b77990be069c/1898913

Waiting for the bride
“Look, here she comes.”
https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/56a0c71fe4b0b77990be069c/1898916

CHALKBOARDS

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Now where was I then?
Oh, I remember. Corfu wasn’t it? Turkey 3, Czech Republic 2 and Austria 0, Germany 1. https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/568cdd5ee4b02440900e0465/1898810

The lazy Oxford breakfast?
I wasn’t sure whether breakfast was served all day or whether it was just a huge breakfast. https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/568cdd5ee4b02440900e0465/1898806