A fire escape climbs the outside of Downtown Houston’s Great Southwest Building.
Stairs on the Galveston, Texas, Seawall lead to the swirling waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
A stairwell is framed by a stone arch along the historic San Antonio Riverwalk, Texas.
Stairs on the Galveston, Texas, seawall lead to erosion-control granite blocks along the Gulf of Mexico shore.
A staircase leads up a rock at the Sutro Baths ruins in San Francisco.
Stairs on the Galveston, Texas, Seawall lead to the morning surf.
The Galveston Seawall catches the early-morning Texas sun.
The remains of the staircase that once led to the main entrance of the long-gone Swift & Co. meatpacking plant in Fort Worth, Texas.