Monday, June 2, 2014

the stairs



These old stairs now appear to be serving more as a planter.  Works for me.

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  1. Un escalier de campanules sublime !

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    1. Merci pour la précision sur les fleurs.

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  2. So pretty . Makes me wonder how often people went up and downstairs over the years. The stairs look so old and the flowers fit perfectly to give them a new life.
    Tess

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    1. It's pretty common in this area for homes to have stairs on the outside (instead of on the inside). I agree that it's hard to guess how long it takes human footsteps to wear down stone to this extent. But I like your idea of giving them new life via flowers. Bonne journée, Tess !

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  3. Considering how they're now sagging, it's probably a good idea! I was very sad when I realised that the pretty moss and flowers on our 400-year old staircase were causing it to deteriorate. Now it's vegetation-free!

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    1. Wow. 400 years old. Impressive. I see you solved the thumbnail mystery.

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    1. It was loooooong time in the planning.

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    1. Some folks have a knack for making lemonade from lemons.

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  6. What a stunning find Stuart. I could photograph this spot for hours I think.
    V

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    1. I never know what I'm going to find on my little bike rides around the area.

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  7. They don't look safe enough to step on anymore, so this is a good use for them.

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    1. All things stone please me here.

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  9. A part of me wants to tear these down and replace with proper steps. But then the flowers would be disturbed.

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    1. I'm sure you know the expression, wallpapering over you problems. This approach is a whole lot easier.

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  10. Beautiful, works for me too :)

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  11. Et pour moi aussi Stuart.. makes you wonder why they are there in the first place, looks like it has always been leading to a window?

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    1. Folks were a lot shorter when this was built !

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