A photo essay.

They’re there, meaning they’re ’round.

They’re square, and other shapes.

They’re fair, being shapely.

They’re bare, because they’re used.

They’re rare, both useful and grand.

They’re stairs, and they’re worth stares.

They’re Where?

1, 4, 8. Yale University Art Gallery.
2. Ives Main Library.
3. Yale School of Architecture.
5, 7. Woolsey Hall.
6. City Hall.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. This updated essay was originally published on March 24, 2016.

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