In Beijing, an eccentric resident has attracted the ire of his neighbors with the elaborate rock-like structures he has built to surround his rooftop home. The illegal landscape, consisting of false stone and real plants, has neighbors in the 26-story building worried about the possibility of collapsing ceilings.
La Conciergerie, Paris. Built in the Middle Ages as a Merovingian Palace, it was later converted to a prison when Charles V decided the Louvre was much better digs. It had a bit of a notorious reputation, from torture, to its roll as a holding cell for prisoners before meeting the guillotine during the reign of terror. This staircase is located in the main hall and leads up to the upper stories.