Steps And Stairs


“The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.”
~ Samuel Johnson


Inspired from a photo-series by the incredible and awesome documentary photographer Steve McCurry, I too began to observe the uniqueness of life that is bound around the steps and stairs throughout the city.

It is as though these steps and stairs have a soliloquy to share with us. They tell us an inner untold tale of a place or being. Irrespective of how fast life moves around us, when it comes to these steps and stairs, everything seems to just slow down all of a sudden. It is like the breather in a long sentence, from where we start over afresh.



“The vision must be followed by the venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps – we must step up the stairs.”

~ Vance Havner



“Faith is taking the first step even when
you don’t see the whole staircase.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.



“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,
don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”
~ Confucius



“Step in, break through, take the stairs to the stars.”
~ Samael



“There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves,
no matter how unpleasant, are necessary
in order to learn what we need to learn;
whatever steps we take, they’re necessary
to reach the places we’ve chosen to go.”
~ Richard Bach



“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps,
down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision.”
~ Ayn Rand



“It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience,
including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path,
and to proceed.”
~ Ram Dass



“You must take the first step.
The first steps will take some effort, maybe pain.
But after that,
everything that has to be done is real-life movement.”

~ Ben Stein



“Hard work is like stairs and luck is like a lift,
sometimes the lift may fail but stairs will always take you at the top.”

~ Ritu Ghatourey



“Stairs are climbed, step by step.”
~ Author Unknown


13 thoughts on “Steps And Stairs

  1. Stairs empty, Stairs Crowded,
    A bride’s glory, a church’s entrance,
    a lonely creature’s best place,
    a smoker’s safe heaven,
    a poor creature’s sleeping bed,
    a left-alone animal’s death bed….

    great pictures.

  2. nice set of images, steps are one of the best subjects to photograph in b/w. I avoid steps like the plague, I have arthritis in most of my joints even a small set feels like climbing a mountain.

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