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Sunday
Mar172013

Stairway to Heaven

I have always had a love of staircases.  Maybe it’s because they seem to be full of romance or maybe it's because they bring me back to my high school days when the last song at every dance was inevitably "Stairway to Heaven" by rock legend Led Zeppelin.

Source: Galerie Vivienne by Vincent Montibus in Paris

I hope you enjoy this collection of staircases alongside the lyrics to the 1971 hit - which, by the way, aren’t what I remembered!!!

Source: Myriamseb

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Source: The Life of Polarn Per

When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.

Source: Brooke Astor's Westchester estate, Holly Hill, from NY Daily News

Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Source: Georgiana Design

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,

 

Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.


There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.

Source: Design Public

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

 

Source: Houzz

Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.

Source: Michael Sissons' Flickr


And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

Source: Life of Polarn Per


If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.

Source: Belle Maison


Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Source: Inspired Design


Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,

Source: Bunny Williams


Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

Source: Cote de Texas

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.

Source: HGTV


There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show

Source: Jar of Elixir


How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard

Source: The Da Vinci staircase in La Rochefoucauld, Charente, France

The tune will come to you at last.
When all is one and one is all

Source: Sweet Dream Escape

To be a rock and not to roll.

Source: FFFFound!

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.  Hope everyone has a great week!!  till next time!  xo Leslie

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Reader Comments (6)

Leslie don't take this the wrong way but I'm cursing you right now because I'm going to be singing that song for the rest of the evening. Those staircases are absolutely amazing! Some of them even made me a bit dizzy and love the one with the slide on the side. Fabulous images!

XXX
Debra~

March 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAcquired Objects

And they are definitely "heaven"....magnificent staircases!....so many exquisite ones and creative ones, such as the "piano keys" staircase and the "book" staircase!
Have a wonderful week!

What beauties, Leslie. Styles for every genre -- modern, classical, humorous, whimsical -- but the two that speak to my heart are the second one (Myriamseb) and the Da Vinci staircase.
XO, Victoria

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria Athens

AND IT MAKES ME WONDER...

what a gorgeous collection of heavenly staircases, each a masterpiece. each beckoning us to aim higher. there is a deeper lesson weaved through the images as well. something about STEP BY STEP. thank you for sharing so much lovely.

smiles.

michele

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermichele

Dear Leslie, a most beautiful post. I have always been fascinated by staircases and these are superb!
of course the song is forever a favorite!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

March 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKarena

Well done, Leslie!!! Now I can't get this song out of my head :) Will be humming it all day at the shop :) Amazing, amazing staircases!!! I love the one with all the doggie paintings. Hope you are doing great!
Cheers,
Loi

March 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLoi Thai - Tone on Tone

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