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Staircase In Styria

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STAIRCASE IN STYRIA (R5x40) 5C set Margaret Gray

1- 8 1s+2M also 3s+4M dance RH across, 1s+2L also 3s+4L dance LH across
9-16 1s+4M also 3s+5M dance RH across, 1s+4L also 3s+5L dance LH across and 1L also 3L end facing out Ladies' side with partners behind them
17-24 1s and 3s dance out Ladies' side and cast up 1 place, cross to Men's side and cast up to original place Ladies looping round by the right
25-32 1s Cross&Cast 1 place, 1s followed by 3s dance up and cast (1s to 3rd place, 3s to 2nd place)
33-40 1s Cross&Cast 1 place, 1s followed by 5s dance up and cast (1s to 5th place, 5s to 4th place) 23451
NB - No stepping up or down until bar 27

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Styria is a state located in the southeast of Austria. In area it is the second largest of the nine Austrian federated states, covering 16,401 km2 (6,332 sq mi). The capital city is Graz which had 276,526 inhabitants at the beginning of 2015.

There are obviously very many staircases in Styria but the double spiral staircase in the Burg in Graz, the official headquarters of the regional government, is very noteworthy.

Seeming almost like an optical illusion, this "staircase of reconciliation" consists of two opposing spiral stairs, which merge briefly on each floor, part and then rejoin on the next floor.

Double Spiral Staircase In The Burg, Graz, Styria - Information Video

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Double Spiral Staircase In The Burg In Graz, Styria

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