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Comments (13)

pic.point on February 28, 2008

I love your series with these houses. Great choice of angle.

Cheers, Inessa

darkflyrobin on February 29, 2008

me too:) And pictues taken in smart position with lines, blocks, ladder, windows, rive, people and so on...a mini-heaven?

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on February 29, 2008

Thankyou for your kind comments pic.point and Robin.I'm glad you stopped by.


jérôme bastianelli on March 9, 2008

Nice view, nice composition ! Greetings from Paris,


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on March 9, 2008

Welcome jbastianelli,--Rarely are there so few climbers of these steps, it was a bitterly cold day with a biting northerly wind.

I appreciate your compliment, your feed-back and visiting my gallery.

Jean Gregory Evans on January 8, 2009

This is a very cool photo, Jim! I can feel myself falling right now.


Art Anderson on January 8, 2009

Very nice contribution to LOOK AROUND. Actually, very well photographed depiction of the town. -Art

gezginruh on January 12, 2009

Very good angle.GGR.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on April 7, 2009

Thank you so much for all your nice comments ;>)

Jean. Can you imagine the coffin bearers having to carry the dead to their final resting place at the top of these steps. I wonder how many succumbed to the lords calling in the process?

ArtnScience- That's a fine compliment for which I am most grateful ;>)

gezginruh-I am always pleased to know that you stopped by ;>)

stinknugget-Having lived in this town for much of the last century, It feels like an old friend to me ;>)

Kind regards to each of you ;>)


Jim Mills on May 27, 2010

Good photo and viewpoint of the steep cobbled road for the horses in the old days and the steps for pedestrians to the abbey. Quite a steep climb, as I remember, even for a veteran mountain climber like myself!

Regards - Jim

Hans J.S.C. Jongstra on May 30, 2010

Great angle, it is as if i am there, and that is hard to capture ! Afterall, photo's are 2 dimensional, while in real life 3 dimensions count. Well done !

Hans | NL.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 30, 2010

beamish boy~~~I rarely climb these steps Jim..There is an alternative less steep footpath I often use..

Hans J.S.C. Jongstra..I enjoyed your interesting review ;>)

Good to see you guys ;>)

Would you believe that some drivers attempt to descend the road seen to the left of the steps?

Apparently, drivers follow instructions from their SATNAV and make this suicidal journey!! The gradient at the base of this road is in excess of 40 degrees..Only a serious 4 wheel drive vehicle could manage to complete this without damage..

Originally, the steps (199) were built to assist the delivery of coffins to the Parish church above ;>) It is thought that several coffin bearers fell victim to the energy sapping journey, no doubt keeping the undertakers busy!

Best wishes to you both ;>)


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 30, 2010

Jim, but one should be crazy to go down to such toad!!!

The uncle of my father was living in a house where the main street makes 90 degree of angle, just after the road goes down from the mountain, very dangerous place. I really do not know how many times their house was destroyed and how many big trucks finished in their house. Once the uncle of my father just went outside in the garden when a truck entered in their house. The other time was worst, trying to rebuild the house some of her relatives died because another one truck arrived and killed him. After this case maybe the major at the end spent some money to built some not so high wall there in front of the house. Sincerely last years I do not know if this helped or not. But crazy drivers are everywhere unfortunately...

Ciao, Mimi

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  • Uploaded on February 20, 2008
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    by Jim Evans (AXOTA)
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2008/02/20 15:38:57
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