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world's coolest staircases: The Cascading Universe, Garden of Cosmic Speculation

John Lord

The Cascading Universe, Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Dumfries, Scotland

Artist Charles Jencks built this cascading switchback of steps to represent the story of the universe and its development over billions of years. They descend from Portrack House to the architectural garden below. Though the gardens are private, they open to the public once a year through Scotland’s Gardens Scheme to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, in honor of Jencks’s late wife. —Lyndsey Matthews

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