A stairs connect two floor levels. A means of pathway, a bridge that leads you to a different place.
But from what I observed, it’s more than that.
This is a sketch on one of the staircase in Ayala, Cebu.
I went at the top of the steps, sits down and do my sketch.
From what I observe, a staircase is also a resting place for the store employees during breaks.
I took this sketch around 12 noon, so it’s a lunch break.
The guy sitting in the step of the stair is actually playing with his mobile phone.
On some instances, some employees have to catch a few sleep in order to recharge (power sleep).
In a huge store such as this, it is the escalator that is more frequently used than stairs.
Thus, resting in the stairs gives them a somewhat discreet way of relaxation.
Above is the actual sketch. The guy went away before I finish the drawing. Good thing I drew him first.