Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stairs in a Courtyard


In traditional architecture handrails (if they are found) are put against the wall leaving the outside of a staircase open to the air and everything else. While this would probably put the insurance companies in the US right over the edge, visually it is very pleasing.

3 comments:

babooshka said...

Health and safety would have a fit in the UK too, but they do look very pretty like this.

PJ said...

I like the enlargement of this, really wonderful. I think handrails are overrated and are mostly for insurance companies.

James said...

Yes, really wonderful traditional architecture handrails. I like it.