Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Whole Staircase

Of yesterday's photo Dive asked, "So what was around that corner, Petrea? Did you sneak a look?"

I did. Speedway was prescient when she quoted Dr. King, "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

I took both photos a couple of years ago. I was pretty mad at myself when I forgot to use yesterday's picture for Martin Luther King Day last year.

I did climb the stairs. They led to private property, which I did not invade.

But I remember where they are.

22 comments:

Shell Sherree said...

I love that quote. This looks very peaceful, Petrea.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

I love that stone wall! Wow, Petrea, lucky you to climb those stairs.

altadenahiker said...

Is this somewhere in South Pas?

Petrea Burchard said...

It's a pretty place, Shell. Quiet, private, overgrown. My favorite.

Kalei, I agree! I felt privileged.

Hiker, almost. It's just south of the South Pas border in LA proper.

Maria said...

Stairway to heaven?

Trish said...

I know the stairs well, never went up them, but know them.

So very true about the stairs quote.

May your explorations set us ALL free.

Petrea Burchard said...

Stairway to an overgrown yard, Maria.

Thought you might, Trish.

Speedway said...

It may just be me, but I'm more inclined to take the first step when the staircase goes up, rather than down.

alex said...

sometimes the untended, unmanincured properties are the most interesting.

alex said...

also, i thought the same as Hiker. is this on Monterey Road, between South Pas and Hermon?

Petrea Burchard said...

This one goes both ways, Speeday. Har.

You've got it, Alex.

Ms M said...

A stairway with character, perhaps some secrets...

Margaret said...

Hey, you'll have to show me. This must've near me.

Katie said...

Very compelling photo. Yep, I'd have walked up these steps too, just to see where they led.

Petrea Burchard said...

I wonder, Ms. M. If there are no secrets, I don't want to know.

I'll be happy to take you there, Margaret. Maybe it can be one of your walks.

Inescapable temptation, Katie.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I was going to say that your photo looks like my neighborhood. I guess it is

Bellis said...

Stairway to heaven, or to the house where the Black Dahlia murderer may have lived? (according to his son).

Petrea Burchard said...

Yah, PA.

Oh you know, Bellis, you're right. If I remember correctly, that's in this neighborhood, isn't it? Right around the corner.

Space Saver Staircases said...

Where is this taken from?

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi SSS, welcome.
Alex guessed it in a previous comment: "on Monterey Road, between South Pas and Hermon." It's next to the garage pictured in the previous day's post.

Space Saver Staircases said...

Sorry my mistake I didn't see it. i did like the blog though.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you! Sometimes I'm a little concerned about giving out locations, as in this case the stairs lead to private property. But they're visible from the street and, legally speaking, as long as you're standing on public property when you snap the shutter, it's okay to photograph them.