I tend to be a bit odd when visiting places. It’s not always the usual touristy things that catch my eye. Sometimes it’s interesting patterns or spaces that intrigue me. This staircase is an example.
There’s so much about this space that I like. I love the curve of the ceiling at the top of the stairs. I like the way the light comes through the window at the top and highlights the roughness of the walls. I like the way the stairs curve to the right as they rise. And I like the contrast between the simplicity of the walls against the colorful patterns of the azulejos.
And all of this from just a simple staircase at the University of Coimbra.