This was taken in July 2010 at Chambord castle in the Loire Valley, France. The shot is taken up the inside of the double helix staircase designed by Leonardo da Vinci. Chambord was originally built as a ‘hunting lodge’ by King Francois I.
Photographer: Christine Sovig Gilbert (Denver, USA)
Christine Sovig Gilbert is commonly known as Strumpet101 in the metaverse. Born to Norwegian parents in Rapid City, South Dakota, Christine has an international background as a third culture child. She received her M.A. in English from the University of Bergen in 1994 and has since then lived in Abu Dhabi, Texas, South Australia, and is now based in Denver, Colorado. She is an avid gamer and mother of two boys. Besides her interest in photography, she is the office manager for a small consultancy and an active member of the online world. This is her first year photographing with a DSLR.