The Round Tower (Rundetårn) is an iconic building in Copenhagen from the 17th Century and one of Christian IV architectural
The ramp turns 7.5 times around the hollow masonry core of the tower before reaching the observation deck at the top. There is obviously a logic behind this architectural design; it was chosen to allow a horse and carriage to reach the library, moving books in and out of the library as well as transporting heavy and sensitive instruments to the observatory.
Photography-wise, the leading lines here are obvious. The image above was taken from a low angle to emphasize the curves and the space of the ramp. The Black & White editing in Lightroom emphasizes the architectural elements. I chose to incorporate only one window in this photograph (unlike the image below)to accentuate the simplicity and calming effect.
Little known fact!
Every year in spring, a unicycle race is held in the Round Tower. The contestants have to go up and down the tower. The world record, set in 1988, is 1 minute and 48.7 seconds