Stairs Steps and Ladders: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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© irene waters 2016

Staircases may be modern with the application of bright paint

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or by the material used

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or by the context in which they are found.

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Ancient stairs

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steep stairs ensuring that you arrive in a position of supplication as all fours are needed to climb them

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so well worn that walking them you become part of the many who have pilgrimed here before.

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Other stairs are purely functional, a means of going up

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or going down

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a means of getting from top to bottom.

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Whilst some stairs are designed to make the mind wander.

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Ladders on the other hand

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are tools of trade for painters

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whilst ancient ladders act as steps

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allowing entry to houses built high keeping predators away.

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Other ladders give access to a water source

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The access, I can assure, was worse than this looks but thirst must be allayed.

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When the workman has no tools of trade creativity comes into play with ladders made from trees and building material

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in more than one part of the world.

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And even boats and planes have ladders for descent.

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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11 Responses to Stairs Steps and Ladders: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. I wouldn’t have thought about all those ladders – great photo essay, Irene.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Irene you outdid yourself this week. Wonderful displays of steps and ladders. They were fun to look at. 😀

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  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2016/08/02/cees-fun-foto-challenge-smiles/
    I sure hope your week is full of smiles.

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