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The "miracle staircase", Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM. The spiral staircase was built in the 1800s and has no supports and no nails. How it was constructed, and by whom, is unknown. It's really remarkable to see in person.

Loretto Chapel Staircase, Santa Fe, NM A masterpiece—and mystery—of woodworking, this spiral structure is entirely self-supporting, without any central column to provide stability and with wooden pegs instead of nails.

The Loretto Chapel Staircase,  also called the Miracle Staircase.  Entirely self-supporting, no central column, and wooden pegs rather than nails.  Built by an unknown carpenter who built it, then disappeared without pay.

The Loretto Chapel Staircase, also called the Miracle Staircase. Entirely self-supporting, no central column, and wooden pegs rather than nails. Built by an unknown carpenter who built it, then disappeared without pay.

Miraculous Staircase, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Miraculous Staircase in the Loretto Chapel, Sante Fe, New Mexico. built by an unknown traveling carpenter, using no nails.

The Loretto Chapel is a Gothic Church constructed in 1873-1878 - Santa Fe NM

The Loretto Chapel is a Gothic Church constructed in - Santa Fe NM - houses the mystery of the spiral staircase

The miraculous staircase in the Loretto Chapel. Completed in 1878, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by Len Saltiel

The miraculous staircase in the Loretto Chapel. Completed in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Photo by Len Saltiel the story behind this stair case is so cool.

Miraculous Staircase, Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of my favorite, most inspiring places. I miss Santa Fe!

The Miraculous Staircase of The Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM

Numerous legends abound about the staircase at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This was a cool legend and experience when we visited Santa Fe,

Numerous legends abound about the staircase at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This was a cool legend and experience when we visited Santa Fe,

Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Santa Fe, New Mexico at night. Is that the cathedral? Is this on top of La Fonda?If it's the top of Inn at Loretto,what church spire is that? by janell

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