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10 amazing outdoor staircases

By: Josh Lew on Feb. 23, 2015, 8:53 a.m.
Gaztelugatxe, Spain

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Stepping out

Elevators, escalators and ramps have made stairs more of an exercise option than a necessity. But if that’s your approach, you’re missing out. Many stairways are a pleasure to walk up — especially these outdoor flights that pass through amazing natural scenery or that climb colorful urban landscapes. Even if the ascent makes you get a little short of breath, the trip up will be well worth the effort. (Text: Josh Lew)