When I saw this image I pictured the gestalt of an entire story around it. I see someone that lives in the water and takes those stairs back to his water home. It is getting near Halloween and hence my imagination is in that realm of water creatures?
But I also think of it in terms of someone just having an infinity for water to the point that it can be thought that they live in it and take the stairs home to it.
It is a picture of the Milwaukee River photographed today 10 11 2013 in Mequon Wisconsin.