Today Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is Stairs, Steps and Ladders and so I was very proud of myself when I found a picture which had all three!
Cee has got me thinking though. When do steps become stairs? Well off I went to the usual sources we all step to at a time of research – a dictionary, wikipedia and the wider internet. Unsurprisingly I am not the only one to have asked this question however I was surprised to find no definitive view! So I thought I’d ask you. Which of the following would you describe as stairs and which are just steps?
What made the difference for you? Was is the number of steps, whether or not there was a handrail or perhaps all of your stairs are the ones which are part of a building? We probably all agree though that stairs are a series of steps so surely these next two could only be described as steps.
Whilst I may not have answered the first question I did find an answer to my second. Ladders are a type of stairs as are escalators! Now I cannot find my photograph of the circular escalators in San Francisco but I did find this one of a Portuguese ladder.
If you have not met Cee before visit her Fun Foto challenge page but most importantly have fun as you step creatively today. I certainly have, just look at my final fun foto!