A study in steps: Sacromonte

His wandering step
Obedient to high Thoughts, has visited
The awful ruins of old. . .

— Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Alastor

Steps and shrines of Sacramonte, late 1800s, William Henry Jackson, Library of Congress/enclos*ure

Stairway and shrines of Sacromonte, near Amecameca, Mexico, ca. 1880-1897, by William Henry Jackson, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

4 thoughts on “A study in steps: Sacromonte

  1. I think it’s the width of the staircase combined with the low risers that make it seem so inviting. You can imagine animals and people going up and down in a friendly way, side by side, with no crowding. Very nice.

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