Oct 02, 2011

by English Muse

Over the past few years, I’d see this photo every so often on various Internet locales.
Every time I saw it, I would file it away with a note: Someday I want a staircase just like that.

This weekend I finally found the source:

The photo was taken by David Serra, a Zurich-based photographer. It’s a photo of a staircase at his uncle’s Paris apartment. He calls it “Culture Overflowing.” “I enjoy the rare times when I see him and his wife,” Serra wrote on his flickr page. “They perfectly represent the typical Parisian artist couple. I love them.”

David said he started to shoot his first rolls of film in 1999 when his father gave him his old Olympus OM-1.

“Although I was fairly reluctant to go digital, I am now exclusively using digital cam at the expenses
of my OM-1 unfortunately,” he says.

His photography is fantastic. (You can see more of it here!)

Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday!



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17 Responses to “Dream Staircase (with Books)”

  1. I love that photo .. I saw it on Tumblr not long ago and saved the picture to inspire me one day, when there is a staircase in my home 🙂

  2. Sharmaine Ruth says:

    That photo is awesome! I wish I could do that with mine haha 🙂

  3. I love it but I know I would trip down the stairs or else never get to the ground floor. Far too tempting for me.
    Helen xx

  4. Samantha says:

    omg i love. my apartment is much like this staircase- books everywhere. constant inspiration 🙂


  5. Pamela says:

    This reminds me of the staircase in my favourite bookstore. John Sandoe Book, in Kensington. London. Fabulously eccentric place.

  6. Diana says:

    This is my dream staircase. Thanks for the background info! xx

  7. Ceri says:

    Culture overflowing is right. 😀 This is definitely my dream house.

  8. Chuck says:

    Ah! I want this in my home! Not that I have stairs… One day though. Book piles everywhere.

  9. 0o0o0o I would be in heaven going down that staircase..(I have a slight obsession with books)…haha

  10. This is a really beautiful photo. I really really love it!

  11. that staircase is lovely.

  12. That is a good use of books! Looks very studious. Always really liked spiral stairs!

  13. toi ♥ says:

    it certainly is dreamy ♥


  14. veeria says:

    This is amazing! If I had a pile of books like this in my house, termites will totally destroy it 🙁

  15. Emma says:

    I love this! I have so many books, they’re falling out of bookcases and piled on top of our bedside tables. I really need to be a bit more creative with storing them.

  16. jane says:

    Amazing! Makes me feel better about my piles of books. I just wish I had the stair case.

  17. marcus says:

    this is a lovely photo, just amazes me with thoughts of the mind come up with,.. it gives me unique ideas 🙂

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