Posted by OurTwoSense (Atlantic Shores, United States) on 26 August 2011 in Documentary & Street.
A bit of background to my visit to the Monument to the Great Fire of London.
The Monument stands 202 ft (61.57 metre) tall and, yes, there really are 311 steps in there. The views out from the top are spectacular.
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OMG! are you still alive? ;)
it needs an elevator! :D
29 Aug 2011 1:34pm
@ORBIT: ha ha . . yes, I made it back down without help. Seriously tough climb up, though ! (Ronnie)
I like your capturing : )
29 Aug 2011 1:52pm
@Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡: Thank you, Yes, it was worth the effort. (Ronnie)
Love this series, beautiful views, how long was the climb?
29 Aug 2011 6:16pm
@RBL: Under 10 mins . . including two stops on the way up. There were people in some difficulty - its a tough climb. (Ronnie)
so very cool AAA+
29 Aug 2011 7:05pm
love the composition- the spiral is very effective
29 Aug 2011 7:30pm
One more London landmark I've never visited...
29 Aug 2011 10:17pm
30 Aug 2011 8:02am
I like this presentation. The spiral staircase view eerily looks like its above a fire!
30 Aug 2011 9:37am
@Julie L. Brown: Oh, my . . a fire . . I'm glad you said that after I got down !! (Relieved Ronnie)
Thanks for the info Ronnie, history is one of my favourite fields. I didn't even think about that monument being hollow, an amazing achievement. And how did they get the statue up there.......... didn't you tell me you had vertigo ?
30 Aug 2011 5:24pm
@Michael Fresh: Yes, dear old Chris Wren put a spiral stair in there and, up top, I was in a cage a bit like they keep me in at the home - so, no vertigo ! (Ronnie)
A great story and collage Ronnie!
30 Aug 2011 7:01pm
Nice reportage and pictures showing where you climbed those 311 steps.
31 Aug 2011 12:13am
LOVE the staircase.
31 Aug 2011 12:34am
Next time I will do all these steps :)
31 Aug 2011 6:39am
@Paco Díaz: Recommended ! (Ronnie)
love that spiral staircase shot! very cool
1 Sep 2011 8:21pm
@Crash: Yes . . I took no care with that but rather like the way it worked, myself ! Thanks. (Ronnie)
This staircase is certainly an adventure, especially when somebody is coming down your way, I guess.
5 Sep 2011 9:54pm
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