To see more photos of outdoor stairs, here they are – link.
The above church is a Unesco Heritage site in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur. The church was built in 1765 during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. This church is huge and it took a long time to build the church. The walls are thick and so are the buttresses which are massive but some of them served as stairs to go up the roof. Many of those church had grass roofs (reeds or cogon and they would easily catch fire) so the stairs were necessary.
The other picture is the back of the church where the priests now reside. I thought the stair was very charming because of the bougainvillea vines that add color to the otherwise boring facade. The flowers softens the structure.
Above steps were taken at the Obidos Pousada built during the medieval times. My friend and I stayed during our tour of Portugal. It is way on top of a hill with an excellent view of the landscape around it.
Here is something very contemporary. The Paul Getty Museum has many stairs but the steps are wide and low so you don’t feel like you are exerting any effort. Besides, there are just too many beautiful distractions.
Some steel steps to paint those street murals in San Diego
And how can you use a regular stairway in a sailboat?