Spiral staircase at La Conciergerie, Paris. Former royal palace and prison in on the Île de la Cité, it is part of the larger complex known as the Palais de Justice. Built in the Middle Ages as a Merovingian Palace.
Nyx, Greek Goddess of the night. Nyx was depicted as riding in a chariot, trailing stars and bringing the night, and accompanied by Her sons Hypnos and Thanatos. She could be helpful or harmful to mankind, bringing either sleep or death.