the base, an immense staircase, called staircase of deaths.
Uneven 20 meters separates the departure from the staircase of the
level of the church and its pavement, which makes it particularly
the first steps are assembled, on the left side, a pillar wich is 18 meters hight.
Its large arcs which take support on him support the chorus of the
side, two occulus. That of North is shifted compared to the
window of the lower part. My opinion is that the architect knew very
well what it did…
the pillar, engraved at the base of the arcs, an ouroboros, inside, a
character. A foot inside, a foot outside. A hand inside, a hand
outside… Signs of control?
the rock faces, at regular interval, oppening niches, until 1937, with
the burials of abbots and benefactors of the monastery. From where
its name of staircase of deaths.
will go even further. If you know the
fabric of Jerome Bosch representing a tunnel, with the light in the
end and the angels accompanying the hearts, you will have an idea of
what one feels by beginning the rise.