Staircases may be modern with the application of bright paint
or by the material used
or by the context in which they are found.
steep stairs ensuring that you arrive in a position of supplication as all fours are needed to climb them
so well worn that walking them you become part of the many who have pilgrimed here before.
Other stairs are purely functional, a means of going up
or going down
a means of getting from top to bottom.
Whilst some stairs are designed to make the mind wander.
Ladders on the other hand
are tools of trade for painters
whilst ancient ladders act as steps
allowing entry to houses built high keeping predators away.
Other ladders give access to a water source
The access, I can assure, was worse than this looks but thirst must be allayed.
When the workman has no tools of trade creativity comes into play with ladders made from trees and building material
in more than one part of the world.
And even boats and planes have ladders for descent.
In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge