The Holy Stairway in Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Italy.
29 steps you ascend on your knees, with pure heart saying short prayer or meditating.
No matter your religion it is quite a sight, it's not easy to do. There were a lot of elderly men and women doing this. I tried a few stairs and it really hurt. See the lady standing on the right....big no,no there. Here is the picture in color, I like them both.
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