Intracacies of Construction

June 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I'm a little late updating my featured image for June (so what's new?), because I've been traveling. Here's one of the things I saw (more to come).

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As well as their organic aesthetic and a sense of time suggested by wear and repair, I loved the way these steps show a pragmatic approach to construction. The big steps and small steps don't line up. The spacing changes to get round the curve. And yet it all works somehow. Rather than being based on a careful plan, these steps appear to have been created spontaneously in response to some immediate need - almost like they grew naturally out of the ground, shaped by their environment and needs of practical use.

Then there's the question of why someone needed two types of steps going to the same place. A story there for sure.


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