One day, as I was walking up an unreasonable number of stairs to get
to the Fourvier in Lyon, France (a large church at the top of
the highest hill in the city), it dawned on me that these things (the
steps) are just as interesting as
Doors and Windows.
Stairs are more than
functional elements that we use to kill ourselves slowly, for they also
have aesthetic value. It doesn't matter what culture you go to, you'll
find some form of stairs, and from them, we can learn a lot about the
people who built them. Stairs go both up and down, unless propelled by
electricity, but more interestingly, you can tell the kinds of people who
used them, whether they are supposed to go to a steeple, or to a dungeon.
Maybe, they simply take you to a front door.