The theme for today’s blog post is stairways, naturally occurring and human made. I’m sharing a collection of interesting ones I have found in my travels. Like pathways and passageways, stairways are also inviting; it’s our curiosity that draws us to them to find out where they lead.

1. On the shore of Loch Ness, Scotland

2. Near Robion, Provence, France

3. Château de Fougères, Normandie, France

4. Ceaucé, Normandie, France

5. Joshua Tree National Park, CA

6. We found this one not far from our home in Normandie, France.

7. Avignon, France

8. Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, Tokyo

9. Near Melbourne, Australia

10. Carnac, Brittany, France

12. My daughter as a teenager in Paris.

Sometimes, nature provides steps for us, like in the two photos below.

12. Hovenweep National Monument, Utah

13. Arches National Park, Utah.

14. Somewhere in Provence, France

15. Blois, Loire Valley, France

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King Jr.

I think the one in Hovenweep is my favorite; which one appeals to you? As always, I would love to hear from you, so feel free to leave a comment.

Happy climbing!


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  1. LOVE these thematic posts! Beautiful streps & stairways that make you wonder what wonderful things you might discover at the top (or bottom…)! These days I’m way better descending than ascending—but whether going up or down, just looking at these lovely photos gave us great pleasure !!!

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  2. Oh, some of these stairways look quite steep – I’m always contemplating whether it’s better to go up or down 😊. Great photos Tricia! Difficult to choose a favourite … I like almost all the photos in France, but those natural stairs in nature is also amazing. Ok, if I have to: The Loch Ness photo … love the greenery and the mistery of where it’s heading ☺️.

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