Photographer's Note

A once beautiful, fine building in the old Jewish district of Budapest, now delapidated... a place from which many had to flee, from which once peaceful inhabitants were deported after the German occupation in 1944.

Browsing through my shots of Budapest last year, when I took this photo, I halted by the decaying beauty of the spiral staircase and its history. This spiral, so reminiscent of the Fibonacci sequence found in primal forms of nature such as a pinecone or the nautilus shell, reminded me of what had come down to us as sacred geometry. The ancients believed that the experience of sacred geometry, the innate harmony in energy patterns and basic manifestations of nature, was an integral part of the actual experience of one's origins in a harmonious whole--and, in fact, of one's true nature--love.

This contemplation certainly did not occupy many during those dark days in which people were forced to rush down these stairs, spiralling into a black vortex from which few would return...

Dedicated for the upcoming Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January).

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