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Step by Step


As I was combing through this year’s photos, I noticed something.


For some reason, I have quite a few images of stairs. It wasn’t something I intentionally wandered out to find, yet here I am with an ever-growing collection.


I shouldn’t be surprised. As I’ve mentioned before, the rich diversity of Tbilisi’s architecture provides plenty of subjects–doors, windows, and stairs–for a wandering photographer to appreciate.


Corie and I often enjoy peeking in buildings as we walk around, taking in all the unique features waiting to be appreciated. While some of the stairways have withstood time well, many have not, with missing chips of plaster and paint documenting their long neglect. For a fan of texture like me, these age lines are fascinating, but there are times when I wish I could jump into a time machine and travel back to when everything was new.


I often wonder about the decades of people who have ascended and descended all these stairs, going about their daily lives, not giving a second thought to the beauty that surrounded them.




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