As she rounded the curve in the staircase, the room became silent.
He went down that staircase and out into the yard.
A broad staircase led straight up from the entry, and to the right he saw a closed door.
He couldn't sense the Other and paused at the foot of the sweeping, grand staircase leading to the second floor.
A fine carved staircase, however, still exists in the main chapel.
Below, under the staircase, was a door leading to the lower floor.
At L was the staircase to the dormitory.
Portions of a chapel remain, dating from the 13th century, and including a porch and a stone altar; while beside it are traces of a tomb hewn out of the slate, and of some domestic building which had a staircase and a pointed arch above the door.
The true domestic quarter lay to the south of the great hail, and was approached from the central court by a descending staircase, of which three flights and traces of a fourth are preserved.
From the foyer, they entered a huge room with a wide staircase that curved gracefully from the balcony on the second floor.
At Z is the treasury of St Mark, which was originally one of the towers belonging to the old ducal palace; E, site of old houses; G, clocktower; H, old palace of procurators; J, old library; M, two columns; N, Ponte della Paglia; 0, Bridge of Sighs; W, Giants' Staircase; X, sacristy of St Mark; Y, Piazzetta.
From the mode of destruction of the city these upper floors were in most cases crushed in and destroyed, and hence it was long believed that the houses for the most part had but one storey; but recent researches have in many cases brought to light incontestable evidence of the existence of an upper floor, and the frequent occurrence of a small staircase is in itself sufficient proof of the fact.
Farther east is an underground passage leading eastward to a cave supposed to be the sanctuary of Aglaurus where the ephebi took the oath; with this passage is connected a secret staircase leading up through a cleft in the rock to the precinct of the Errephori on the Acropolis.
The Grind of the Navir ("Gate of the Giants") is a staircase carved by the waves out of the porphyry cliffs.
From this a wide staircase leads directly down to a chamber, discovered in March 1881, of a very early date.
A staircase of 900 steps leads to the top. On one of the landings is a huge rudely-carved stone figure of the giant Enceladus, and at the top is an octagon building called the Riesenschloss, surmounted by a colossal copper figure of the Farnese Hercules, 31 ft.
He saith unto him, I am clean; for I washed in the pool of David and having descended by one staircase, I ascended by another and I put on white and clean garments, and then I came and looked upon these holy vessels.
Escaping from Whitehall by a back staircase they put themselves under the care of the bishop of London, spent one night in his house, and subsequently arrived on the 1st of December at Nottingham, where the princess first made herself known and appointed a council.
From this crypt a staircase led up to the basilica in which Pope Silvester was buried, and the whole plan of which was laid bare by De Rossi.
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33) upon the protruding end, F, of the rod, transmitted to the still undrawn part, E, squeezes the yielding metal of the rod against the hard unyielding die, C. As when a half-opened umbrella is thrust ferrule-foremost between the balusters of a staircase, so when the rod is drawn forward, its yielding metal is folded and forced backwards and centrewards by the resistance of the unyielding die, and thus it is reduced in diameter and simultaneously lengthened proportionally, without material change of volume or density.
From the landing where Pierre stood there was a second staircase leading to the back entrance.
8 a steps and a wooden staircase give access to the monastery.
The staircase leading down to the sanctuary of Aglaurus was enclosed in masonry.
In the Pilgerfahrt des Ritters Arnold von Harff (1496-1499: Cologne, 1860, p. 175), we find it stated that the Abyssinians had their chapel, &c., to the left of the Holy Sepulchre, between two pillars of the Temple, whilst the Armenian chapel was over theirs, reached by a stone staircase alongside of the Indians (or Abyssinians).
In general the: shop had a very small apartment behind it, and probably in most cases a sleeping chamber above it, though of this the only remaining evidence is usually a portion of the staircase that led to this upper room.
The Palazzo Municipale, built by Rocco Lurago at the end of the 16th century, once the property of the dukes of Turin, has a beautiful entrance court and a hanging terraced garden fronting a noble staircase of marble which leads to the spacious council chamber.
It therefore became customary for those who possessed the means to dedicate at least a tombstone in the neighborhood of the staircase of the great god, as the sacred spot was called.
Every house possesses its staircase, its well, and cisterns for irrigation; and on the whole the Aryan Tajiks of this northern section of the Oxus valley seem to be well provided with most of the comforts, if not the luxuries, of life.
She hurriedly ascended the narrow dimly lit stone staircase, calling to Pierre, who was lagging behind, to follow.
Then the voice said something more, Demyan replied, and the steps in the felt boots approached the unseen bend of the staircase more rapidly.
The bedrooms are reached by a fairly narrow staircase.
The staircase leads either to a platform on the top of the nuraghe or, more frequently, to a second chamber concentric with the first, lighted by a window which faces, as a rule, in the same direction as the main doorway.
From the interior of the court access is given to the upper loggia by a very beautiful staircase of early Renaissance style, built in the middle of the 15th century by Antonio Rizzo.
Giovanni Evangelista at the Frari, with its fore-court and screen adorned by pilasters delicately decorated with foliage in low relief, and its noble staircase whose double flights unite on a landing under a shallow cupola.
It has small angle-windows to light the interior inclined plane or staircase, and is not broken into storeys with grouped windows as in the case of the Lombard bell-towers.
The limestone pavement, with long porches on either side, was found to stop at the foot of a marble staircase of thirty-four steps of Byzantine construction, underneath which appeared a Roman arrangement of the two flights with a platform halfway up. The top flight led up to the propylaea.
of it came to light a " royal villa " with staircase, and a basilica-like hall (Evans, B.S.
The country may be likened to a steep and gigantic staircase leading to a broad and level land lying beyond its borders.
One of these leads out on to the rocks above the southern ravine; the other leads to a long staircase, completely concealed in the wall and the rocks, leading down to a subterranean well or spring.
It is a cluster of old-fashioned cottages in a unique position on the sides of a rocky cleft in the north coast; its main street resembles a staircase which descends 400 ft.
Still lower, beyond the turn of the staircase, one could hear the footstep of someone in thick felt boots, and a voice that seemed familiar to Princess Mary was saying something.
A tall perfectly formed and decorated Christmas tree stood beside the staircase.
A couple of wing-backed chairs and sofa sank luxuriously into that thick wine carpet, but what caught her full attention was the wide curving staircase.
Martha's voice dropped to a whisper as she pointed to a rickety staircase.
Many of them were ones he had suggested – like the size of the fireplace and replacing the stairs with a spiral staircase.
There were two units on either side, on both floors, divided by a central hall and staircase.
Two colossal statues of Neptune and Mars at the top of these stairs were executed by Jacopo Sansovino in 1554 - hence the name "giants' staircase."
The ground floor, except for the serdab, is given up to kitchens, store-rooms, servants' quarters, stables, &c. The principal rooms are on the first floor and open directly from a covered veranda, which is reached by an open staircase from the court.
N., the Caledonian canal begins, the series of locks between here and Banavie - within little more than a mile - being known as "Neptune's Staircase."
16 a The beautiful "western staircase" of red sandstone (from plans by Perry) and the senate chamber (designed by Richardson) are perhaps the most notable parts of the structure.
Of these Darkot, with a glacial staircase on each side, is typical.
The Scaligeri Palace is a fine example, dating from the 14th century, with, in the cortile, an external staircase leading to an upper loggia, above the usual arcade on the ground floor.
In the interior the sculptured triforium (15th century), the spiral staircase in the transept and a Holy Sepulchre are of interest.
Bute continued to visit the princess of Wales, but on the king's arrival always retired by a back staircase.
Returning to the cloister, a vaulted passage admitted to the small cloister (I), opening from the north side of which were eight small cells, assigned to the scribes employed in copying works for the library, which was placed in the upper story, accessible by a turret staircase.
The small cloister is at W, where were the carols or cells of the scribes, with the library (P) over, reached by a turret staircase.
Recent excavations have discovered the early temple of Athena Lindia on the Acropolis, and splendid Propylaea and a staircase, resembling those at Athens.
high, ascended by an external spiral staircase.
The Durazzo Pallavicini palace has a noble facade and staircase and a rich picture-gallery.
The Palazzo dell' Universita has an extremely fine court and staircase of the early 17th century.
The tenth contraction usually exhibits the culmination of this so-called "staircase effect."
While Mary was at supper, on the 9th of March, Darnley, with Ruthven, George Douglas and others, entered the boudoir in Holyrood, by his private stair, while Morton and his accomplices, mainly Douglases, burst in by way of the great staircase.
A military shaft, locally known as the Corkscrew Staircase, affords communication between the barracks and the town.
The Rathaus (town hall) of red and black glazed brick, dating from various epochs during the middle ages, is famous for its staircase, the vaulted wine cellar of the city council beneath and magnificent wood carving.
In the fine square called the Brink is the old weigh-house, now a school (gymnasium), built in r528,with a large external staircase (1644).
Opposite is the Gaston wing, erected by Gaston, duke of Orleans, brother of Louis XIII., which contains a majestic domed staircase.
It is a threestoreyed building with arcaded verandas and a fine staircase leading to a loggia on the first floor.
On the walls of the grand marble staircase, which rises to the full height of the building, Kaulbach's cyclus of stereochromic pictures is painted, representing the six great epochs of human progress, from the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel and the dispersion of the nations to the Reformation.
An ingenious attempt has been made to prove, in the absence of records, that the famous spiral staircase at Blois was also of his designing.
The finest part remaining is the grand staircase.
2 7 predecessor, and the recently erected palace, which had a marble staircase and a fine garden, the houses were of wood.
The interior of the Ka`ba is now opened but a few times every year for the general public, which ascends by the portable staircase brought forward for the purpose.
The profusion of turrets, pinnacles, and dormer windows which decorates the roof of this, the chief portion of the château, constitutes the main feature of the exterior, while in the interior are a well-preserved chapel of the 16th century and a famous double staircase, the construction of which permits two people to ascend and descend respectively without seeing one another.
It was only defeated by the hard fighting of eighteen of the palace guards at the head of the main staircase.
Hall Place, which contains a fine Jacobean staircase and oak-panelled hall, is said to occupy the site of the dwelling-place of the Black Prince.
On the other side of the kitchen, with an arched door leading back to the living room, was a room that could only be described as the staircase room.
Many of them were ones he had suggested â€“ like the size of the fireplace and replacing the stairs with a spiral staircase.
approximate room dimensions.) ENTRANCE PORCH ENTRANCE HALL With a spindle staircase to the first floor landing.
The staircase has art deco spindles with plain acorn top.
ascended an external staircase in the Pottery yard.
This sturdy staircase offers strong steel balusters and a stylish handrail designed to adapt to any situation.
Radiator, pattern tiled floor, pine spindled balustrade to staircase off.
Staircase with wrought iron balustrade to first floor level.
FIRST FLOOR Easy rising turned staircase with attractive timber balustrade, to LANDING with Hatch to insulated Loft Storage Space.
balustrade staircase rises to the first floor landing.
Note: Spiral staircase has rope banister, which may be unsuitable for the less mobile.
The original staircase banister has been reinstated, treated and stained to match its original color.
barbican towers can only be reached by the mural staircase in the western curtain wall.
A narrow staircase leads up to an attractive bedroom with an antique style bedstead.
Internally the traditional straight staircase, stainless brightwork, polished wood and, downstairs, moquette were all retained.
cantilever staircase rises to the first floor, with seven surviving steps.
cantilevered spiral staircase - the best feature I think.
GROUND FLOOR Entrance hall with part double glazed entrance door, cloaks cupboard, staircase rising to first floor, radiator.
The staircase hall has a large light cupola above.
curveide curving staircase 3 is lit from above by a dome embossed with the town's Coat of Arms.
descended the staircase.
South wall:- doorway leads to spiral staircase, with one worn step in the tower.
Road front has projecting gable to right, and a bay of 1½ stories with gabled dormer and staircase window.
explicated in some detail) make a helical staircase.
Only sixth formers were allowed to use the center staircase.
galleried staircase leading to tower bedroom.
hall with main staircase.
hallway with staircase leading to the first floor.
A new wrought iron handrail crafted locally was fitted to the double spiral staircase, completing the restoration.
hillside terraces that are connected by a monumental marble staircase.
hurling down a staircase in absolute darkness.
Laundry There is a coin-operated laundry There is a coin-operated laundry in the basement of O staircase in Webb's Court.
Disable visitors will have full access to the vehicle through a hydraulic lift located at the rear staircase.
Double lock A two-rise staircase lock or normal locks placed side by side to increase traffic capacity.
In the south eastern corner the splayed walling conceals the original staircase to the former rood loft.
The first floor is reachable by the external staircase which reaches the typical loggia with the bread oven underneath.
The short staircase was lined with perhaps twenty paramilitaries - ministry of Interior forces - in gray camouflage carrying machine guns.
The library mezzanine floor was put in by our vendors; we'll have a cast iron spiral staircase joining the two.
newel staircase to the roof.
Turned solid oak staircase rising to the first floor, with oak newel post, banister & handrail.
Access is by an outside door opening onto a stone spiral staircase.
T he oak paneling is one of the most striking features of the house and the ornately carved staircase is particularly notable.
Thus, the threefold use of staircase parallelism immediately arrests the reader's attention.
pitch pine staircase.
To form playroom above garage - staircase and dormers.
It had a super staircase and I think the auditorium was quite plush.
In the large well beneath, accessed by a staircase, the station stored some of its bulk emergency rations.
reached by a fairly narrow staircase.
rickety old wooden staircase was still in place!
The staircase by now was quite derelict with boards steps missing and where they were present, they looked very rotten.
sauntered down the winding staircase to take a look at the rest of the yacht.
scurry yesterday, Little Sister scurried up the back staircase to the second floor.
Bedroom A spiral staircase leads to an upstairs bedroom with twin beds and single bed settee.
shrouded figure has been snapped climbing the Tulip staircase at the Queens House in Greenwich.
Indeed, upon entering the hotel you're greeted by the sight of a lovely curved staircase leading up to guestrooms.
only sixth formers were allowed to use the center staircase.
spindled balustrade to staircase off.
spindled staircase leads to the bedroom with sloping ceiling, pine furnishings and double bed.
spiral staircase inside the main church door to a small ringing chamber.
staircase with decorative balustrade set the period tone of the property.
staircase with handrails on both sides.
Rooms: 3 Unique Features: City center location, high ceilings in main room, sweeping staircase.
There is a grand staircase leading to the first floor.
For now the street went up straight in front of my face like a steep staircase or the side of a pyramid.
An open plan wooden staircase leads to the first floor.
Connected to top floor by a wrought-iron spiral staircase.
Very large lounge with galleried staircase leading to tower bedroom.
A perfect studio apartment for two people, you enter Wheat Loft having ascended an external staircase in the Pottery yard.
INNER HALL: 5'9 X 11'11 with smoke alarm, laminate flooring and spindled staircase off with storeplace under.
descending a steep, spiral staircase, one comes across an uncompromising sign in Latin: " Stop!
Inside were several paneled rooms and an oak cantilevered staircase.
Of particular note is the striking vaulted living room with open tread spiral staircase.
There is a large hall with a carved wooden staircase.
Access via spiral staircase inside the main church door to a small ringing chamber.
At the top of that marble staircase is the Manager's Office.
Classic oak wood spiral staircase leading to 2nd floor.
The west tower contains an architectural gem, the newel staircase to the roof.
This was the site of Crag End Locks, a three-rise staircase.
Door on north side leads to modern dog-leg staircase to first floor display room.
Stringers The treads are supported on two mild steel stringers The treads are supported on two mild steel stringers which transfer the weight of the staircase to the buildings structure.
studio apartment for two people, you enter Wheat Loft having ascended an external staircase in the Pottery yard.
sweeping staircase takes you to the first floor on which the public areas are located.
terrazzo marble in Venetian mosaic is used for the floors of the entrance hall and corridors, and the steps of the staircase.
tread spiral staircase.
trudgeging down the staircase, I hear Leeds cheer a bit.
Access to the gallery is from the exterior staircase turret.
built the graceful horseshoe staircase in the Cour du Cheval Blanc; Napoleon I.
C. French, a statue of Sir Henry Vane by Macmonnies, a fine staircase in Siena marble, some characteristic decorative panels by Puvis de Chavannes (illustrating the history of science and literature), and other notable decorative paintings by John S.
The spring, to which a staircase leads down, was once more included in a bastion during the War of Independence by the Greek chief Odysseus.
When the original area had been mined in this way as far as was consistent with stability, a second storey of galleries was begun at a lower level, reached by a new staircase.
The latter building is first mentioned in 1448, but most of the present building dates from far later times, though the quaint paved spiral pathway (taking the place of a staircase in the interior) was made in the middle of the 16th century.
The internal faÃ§ade of the Palazzo Ginetti is finely decorated with stucco, and has a curious detached baroque staircase by Martino Lunghi the younger, which Burckhardt calls unique if only for the view to which its arched colonnades serve as a frame.
The striking feature of the interior facade is the celebrated spiral staircase tower, the bays of which, with their beautifully sculptured balustrades, project into the courtyard (see Architecture, Plate VIII.
There is no reason to doubt that they were secretly smothered on or about the 15th of July by his agent Sir James Tyrrell, or that the bones found buried under a staircase in the fortress two hundred years after belonged to the two unhappy lads.
The profusion of turrets, pinnacles, and dormer windows which decorates the roof of this, the chief portion of the chÃ¢teau, constitutes the main feature of the exterior, while in the interior are a well-preserved chapel of the 16th century and a famous double staircase, the construction of which permits two people to ascend and descend respectively without seeing one another.
The most noteworthy details within the church are the exquisite Early English staircase which led to the chapter house (no longer remaining), and the Percy tomb, a remarkable example of Decorated work, commemorating Eleanor, wife of Henry Percy (d.
Why, you go giddy even on a staircase, exclaimed several voices.
Is everyone all right? he thought, stopping for a moment with a sinking heart, and then immediately starting to run along the hall and up the warped steps of the familiar staircase.
Having entered the courtyard of a large house where the Lodge had its headquarters, and having ascended a dark staircase, they entered a small well-lit anteroom where they took off their cloaks without the aid of a servant.
Everyone in the reception room rushed forward and descended the staircase.
On inspecting under the bridge, I was amazed to discover that there was a rickety old wooden staircase was still in place !
On leaving we sauntered down the winding staircase to take a look at the rest of the yacht.
Just yesterday, Little Sister scurried up the back staircase to the second floor.
At the foot of the lobby 's staircase stands Inventory 's Outlier, a text-based shelter for the homeless.
A shrouded figure has been snapped climbing the Tulip staircase at the Queens House in Greenwich.
Indeed, upon entering the hotel you 're greeted by the sight of a lovely curved staircase leading up to guestrooms.
A pretty spindled staircase leads to the bedroom with sloping ceiling, pine furnishings and double bed.
Dado and picture rails plus a solid wooden staircase with decorative balustrade set the period tone of the property.
There are 27 steps on each staircase with handrails on both sides.
Descending a steep, spiral staircase, one comes across an uncompromising sign in Latin: Stop !
At the top of that marble staircase is the Manager 's Office.
Stringers The treads are supported on two mild steel stringers which transfer the weight of the staircase to the buildings structure.
A sweeping staircase takes you to the first floor on which the public areas are located.
Terrazzo marble in Venetian mosaic is used for the floors of the entrance hall and corridors, and the steps of the staircase.
Trudging down the staircase, I hear Leeds cheer a bit.
The ladies appeared at the top of the staircase, resplendent in their colorful ball gowns.
In such cases, a weaker monitor will fail a parent by the time she/he reach the staircase.
The stained glass featured, divided staircase, octagonal shaped rooms and towers are all indicative of Gothic design.
It is considered one of the most expensive and elaborate homes in Savannah and features an impressive curved staircase with a skylight.
Cover a wall that runs along a staircase.
Most destination weddings take place on the beach or on the iconic Courtyard staircase, while receptions are held in the hotel's ballrooms or covered beachside pavilions.
Use edible paint to create a winding black staircase around the cake tiers.
Queen's Staircase: Carved out of solid limestone in the late 1700s, this staircase leads to Fort Fincastle and the island's distinctive water tower.
To find the Queen's Staircase, simply keep the water tower in view while walking east.
She also has trouble walking up the staircase and I want to know what is wrong with her.
Guitar Masta: Round out your collection with Holy Roller Novacaine, Spiral Staircase and Molly's Chambers.
Most basements have awkward wall space under the staircase or near the bulkhead exit.
If you're looking to replace the existing staircase to your attic or you're looking to install a brand new attic access way, you'll want to know more about the types of stairs that are available.
It was during a trip to Portugal that they placed a bet on a horse named "Escada", which in Portuguese means "staircase".
By placing a series of paintbrushes at varying heights, you can effectively build yourself a staircase of sorts and reach almost any point in the game.
During the 4th mission The Penthouse, when you get near the spiral staircase, there will be a TV which has Splinter Cell showing.
Many friends of mine choose to put their racks under the staircase in their two-story houses.
Gates should be attached to the wall if they are used at the top of a staircase.
So, in order to keep the positive chi from flowing directly out of your house every time the door opens, place a crystal somewhere between the bottom of the staircase and the door.
It's designed like many European hotels, with lobby walls made of fake marble and an ornately designed staircase.
Magnolia Doll House-This country farmhouse features silk-screened windows and a curved staircase.
Finally irritated enough to drag herself out of bed, Felice padded down the master staircase and across the main hall to the doorway of the conservatory.
One of the more interesting self past life regression techniques involves visualizing a staircase.
From there, it's up a staircase, into a room, until it's finally time to view the "movie"" of your past lives.
Check out the unusual object that passes by the staircase and see if you can tell what it is.
This can be as simple as climbing down a spiral staircase at the count of ten.
You can use whatever mind images you find work best for you, but thinking about things like slowly descending a long staircase, or gently drifting down a mountain stream can both help you reach the desired state of subconsciousness.
Typically, these houses had one room on the main floor, a porch, and an upstairs sleeping loft (that was reached by way of an outside staircase).
Tie ornaments onto plain greenery to wrap around your staircase.
Many features of the castle are world-renowned, but perhaps the most famous is the double-helix staircase (shown at right) which is though to perhaps have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci lived in Amboise, where one of François I's royal residences was, which makes it plausible that the famous staircase was his design; however, historians do not agree on this point.
The idea of the helix staircase is that two people can ascend or descend the staircase at the same time and never catch a glimpse of each other…likewise if one person ascends and the other person descends the stairs.
Wynn trotted down the grand staircase, keys in one hand and jacket in the other.
As he answered the late night call, he glanced up the staircase to see Edith in the hall above, a specter in her antique dress, a look of alarm on her face.
He reached Moscow on the 15th of May, prepared "to lay down his life for the tsar," and at once proceeded to the head of the Red Staircase to meet and argue with the assembled stryeltsi, who had been instigated to rebel by the anti-Petrine faction.
The great staircase and the lower and upper halls contain the unrivalled series of paintings by Tintoretto, which called forth such unbounded enthusiasm on the part of Ruskin.
The summit of the first stage was reached by a staircase on the S.E.
The staircase, the chapel and the theatre are especially sumptuous.
Staircase to dor E.
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The architrave is flat, and there is a space over it, serving both to admit light and to relieve the pressure on it from above, and the size decreases slightly from the bottom to the top. Within the doorway is, as a rule, a niche on the right, and a staircase ascending in the thickness of the wall to the left; in front is another similar doorway leading to the chamber in the interior, which is circular, and about 15 ft.
The internal façade of the Palazzo Ginetti is finely decorated with stucco, and has a curious detached baroque staircase by Martino Lunghi the younger, which Burckhardt calls unique if only for the view to which its arched colonnades serve as a frame.
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