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Lose Yourself in This Collection of Entrancing Spiral Staircase Photos

02/06/2015 06:47 pm ET | Updated Apr 08, 2015

You're either about to get dizzy, or hypnotized... or possibly both.

Spiral staircases are a favorite subject for photographers of all kinds. Whether you're an Urbex shooter who stumbles across an abandoned staircase in some decrepit building, or an architectural photographer striving for that perfect composition of the oft-photographed Bramante Staircase at the Vatican, these swirling marvels of engineering make for enchanting photo subjects.

Below we've collected 25 of our favorite spiral staircases from the 500px Prime archives. Perfect spirals, odd shapes, and staircases made all the more captivating by dangling light bulbs and other decorative touches -- see all of them below:

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To find out more about any of the images above (or if you'd like to license them for your next project) just click on your favorites or head over to Prime and do some searching of your own. Or, if you're craving more beautiful spiral staircase photographs, just click here.

This post originally appeared on the 500px ISO blog