Friday, May 18, 2007

Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

-Led Zeppelin-

Well, if you're not buying a stairway to heaven, you can probably relax for a little while and enjoi these fine pictures of stairs. I first started noticing the first picture in this post (Blue Stairs) popping up in several peoples favorites a few months ago. It was certainly one of the things that inspired me to create this blog. It is most definitely the inspiration for this post. While Awaraa has many incredible photos, this one just keeps drawing me in and keeping me there. In a grouping of 36 pictures this one always catches my attention! It is like the screaming fire engine on a bright sunny day.

So as always, I started poking around for other pictures of stairs. Interestingly, I found that there were actually a lot of pictures of "blue stairs". If the stairs themselves were not blue, something around them was blue. So tonights post became blue stairs. At some point as I was going through all these incredible blue stair photos, I began humming stairway to heaven... and the rest as they say, 'is history'.

What good would Wikipedia be if it couldn't help us better understand the nature and "precise" definition of a stairway (or stairs for that matter)?

Stairs, staircase, stairway, stairwell, and flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairways may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles.Special stairways include escalators and ladders. Alternatives to stairways are elevators, stairlifts and inclined moving sidewalks.

And now, with no further ado (adieu if you prefer) today's Top Ten Pictures of "Blue Stairs":

Blue Stairs
by Awaraa Come... swirl your way up!
by CláudiaM blue eye
by POSITiv descent
by gridrunner Me trying out urban minimalism
by Lapsklaus Stairway To Heaven
by Steffe Stairway To The Sky
by Cheap Camera Tricks Grand Staircase
by Lost America Blue stairs
by earth2marsh blue spiral
by extranoise
Stairway to heaven

Theres a lady whos sure
All that glitters is gold
And shes buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows
If the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and shes buying a stairway to heaven.
Theres a sign on the wall
But she wants to be sure
cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook
Theres a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,Ooh, it makes me wonder.
Theres a feeling I get
When I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen
Rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.
And its whispered that soon
If we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.
If theres a bustle in your hedgerow
Dont be alarmed now,
Its just a spring clean for the may queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
Theres still time to change the road youre on.
And it makes me wonder.
Your head is humming and it wont go
In case you dont know,
The pipers calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow,
And did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.
And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How evrything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.
And shes buying a stairway to heaven.

Thanks everyone for sharing
Goodnight and Enjoi.

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