As usual with the Weekly Photo Challenge, the word “ascend” required some thought. When I searched my library, I found mostly photos of people descending, for some reason. Eventually, however, it fell into place. Not only people ascend; it can be objects, like a flight of steps. Or even…a monkey.
This tower of sparkly lights nearly touched the trees at the French Embassy’s Bastille Day celebrations.
In Cornwall, climbing up from the sea shore, one sees a roof top at the top of the hill.
Many villages in Cornwall, UK are “uphill and downhill.” Here are steps ascending to houses in the tiny village of Port Quin.
A row of pine trees climbing a hillside in the Blue Mountains.
This is the impressive and ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site often called the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” If you look closely, you can see the string of tourists climbing laboriously up the steps to the top. I did not try it!
I watched this monkey at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy, Sri Lanka climb up this building. I think he was aiming for the roof.