This is a present-day picture of a fund-raising event--the Stepathon. It takes place in Pittsburgh on the city's Northside, in the area where I grew up. (And where, apropos nothing, Jehovah's Witnesses began.)
I can't believe that there was a time when I wouldn't have given the staircase (we called them "city steps") a second thought. I lived on a hill, in a neighborhood called called Fineview because it had a "fine view" of the city's skyline. City steps were ubiquitous.