Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stairway to the Past...

Hsi Lai Temple, Hacienda Heights, California

"Life is a series of steps.  Things are done gradually.
Once in a while there is a giant step, 
but most of the time we are taking small, 
seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life."
Ralph Ransom

I'm taking a break from my regular Mammoth posts...
I hope you enjoy these shots I chose from my archives!


  1. Love the composition and this is exceptionally good in BW.

  2. I bet this stone is nice smooth and soft to the touch. Very nice.
    And I love your filigree sky, below!!

  3. Wow! This is a beautiful stair with wonderful details! I love the greyscale

  4. It looks so much more exotic than what I picture for Hacienda Heights!

  5. Thanks Bibi!

    thanks Lesley! The railings are actually carved wood with high gloss enamel! Gorgeous...metculously kept up and yes...very smooth to the touch!

    Thanks Monica!

    Oh Petrea! If you haven't been should make a point of's a fascinating and beautiful place!

  6. Fine composition. I like the decorated wall and the different angles of the steps.