Diversions for You and Your Friends is a feature of the blog, which appears every Monday. To find out more about Diversions, read the Introduction and Number 1, or you can visit the Diversions Archive.
My reaction to the staircase diversion pictures I bring you today is quite different than it would have been forty years ago. Then I was still able to hike in the mountains and climb stairs without much effort. Then I could imagine myself climbing up many, but not all, of the spectacular stairs in the pictures below.
That isn’t the case any more. I now use a cane and a walker! But I can still admire the engineering of stairs both in the wild and spectacular outside and inside beautiful buildings.
Which one would you most like to climb, if you still could? While there are several that are most impressive for the natural setting in which they are built, I would like number 17, the steps on 16th Avenue in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood of San Francisco with its massive mosaic.
- 1. Staircase at Lello Bookshop Portugal – This interesting grand staircase in Lello Bookshop in Portugal stands ominous and heavy. The steps are like two channels pouring and swirling to a single point. The side view gives you a closer idea of the immense curves and giddy sinking feeling of each step.