Stairway to the stars
Whenever I go touring historical houses, I always head for the kitchen. There I will find where the real work was done, and where the folks that did it hung out.
Although this Southern mansion had an elaborate, curving, walnut-carved balustrade in the front of the house, this simple staircase in back, divided for male and female servants, seemed more honest to me. More edgy, if you will.
Sweetie, if you’re not living on the edge,
then you’re just taking up space.
feminist, political activist~
I was confused by the photo at first. A split staircase for men and women, who would have thought? What a wonderful detail for an author to have in her bag of tricks.