The Front Steps of Two Cities

The Front Steps of Two Cities

Regina Yunghans
Aug 7, 2008

Having just put my feet down in Montreal, one major element that stands out everywhere are the stairs. Walking down many residential streets, the open metal stairs leading to the front doors tell you you're in Montreal for sure. But they also, quite unexpectedly, remind me of another place...

The front steps of Brooklyn brownstones aren't open and sinewy like the metal steps of many Montreal residences. They're big and beefy, made of heavy masonry. But look at the repetition, the bays in between, and that inviting feeling emanating from both cities' steps. When it comes to the stairs, I feel like these two great cities are kind of like cousins.

There is much more to come on Montreal stairs, as they're everywhere and they're incredible!

Photos: Flickr

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