Grand staircase

There’s always something ephemerally beautiful about grand staircases. At once inviting and imposing, they loom large over foyers and hint at the riches and luminaries to be found just around the corner, sheltered from view, upstairs.

Standing in front of  the nautical themed grand entrance staircase of George Eastman’s former home in Rochester with its allusions to ship rope designs, one can almost feel the opulence of soirĂ©es past. And, with a little imagination, see the inpeccably dresssed ladies drifting down in their gowns and hear the petter-patter of footsteps dancing the night away. It must have been wonderful…

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