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Sunday, 19 May 2013

More Stairwells

 I saw these lovely old stairs in an old building in Kings Cross a few years ago. There was an exhibition there though this has possibly all been developed by now.

There is something so lovely about worn steps.

I found I'd taken almost the same photo of some other steps - these were on the Isle of Wight in the building where friends were getting married (great bloggers Artemis and Nao) There's something about stairwells....cinematic....symbolic....mysterious...


  1. I have always been very fascinated by worn stairs.
    I once heard a radioprogramme about an old mill village in Finland, and there once worked a woman called Maria Mattson. She worked for several decades and her job was to move large sheets of paper from one side of a large room to another. She later lost her eyesight, but could still continue working as she knew her way around even without seeing. And what they said in the programme was that you can clearly see a trail in the wooden floor where Maria Mattson has walked back and forth for decades, carrying large pieces of paper. I found that somehow so moving. I'm certain this Maria never knew she left her footmarks in history. Verla is now part of the Unesco world heritage sites. And I would want to make a dance choreography in the room where Maria has worked. Your post just reminded me of that vision, I have never been there, but I know exactly how the choreography is and what sounds or music there should be. So, one day...

  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verla

  3. Yes the traces of human activity are very powerful aren't they.


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