Photographer's Note

Looking back at my archival photos from Portugal I see that I have experimented a lot with my new then 10-22 mm Canon lens. In the end I didnít show much of it because as a postcard person I prefer to have everything straight in my frame. In this particular capture always when I look at the stairs I have a feeling that they flicker. I wonder whether you feel the same? I have read before that this may be indicative of stress level. Some patterned pictures are perceived by relaxed people as still while people with increased level of stress feel as if there was a movement in them. The stairs in this photo do flicker every time I look at them.
Here is an article with some fun examples, drawings designed by Japanese psychiatrist Akiyoshi Kitaoka, which well illustrate what I mean:

This photo presents the Church of Saint Francis (Portuguese: Igreja de S„o Francisco). It is the most prominent Gothic monument in Porto, being also noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration.

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