Thu, 11 Sep 2003 14:07:14 GMT

The Man, The Donkey, The Toolbox. Divine architecture or crafty workmanship? Mysterious guy shows up on a donkey to make a spiral staircase for the Loretto Chapel that defies structural possibility. Made mainly of wood, it contains no support beams and uses only wood pegs to hold it together. [MetaFilter]

well there are these little iron bits that sort of hold it up, but it is a great work of an unknown master carpenter. Too many people fail to recognize the value of skilled carpenters and most people will never meet a master carpenter their whole life, so when they see something completely amazing like this, they imagine it to be the work of God, humans have a way of assuming things.