The word of the day is escalera — stairs, in English.
As you might remember, I live on the 4th floor. To get from my room to the main level, I must descend one spiral staircase and two long sets of regular stone or tile steps. And, of course, for every trip down, I must also climb back up.
For some reason today was an especially rigorous stair climbing day. I went down for breakfast, up to get dressed, down to meet someone, who was late, so back up again, and down to meet them later…
And on and on it went — 22 trips altogether. And that does not count the set of stairs outside the house to reach the calle (street.)
Here is a sampling of some of my “favorite” Mexican escaleras. Some old, some new, some fancy, some not, and some when you come to them you just say, “Whoa!”
Who needs a Stairmaster when you have the real thing?!!!