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Photographer's note: a poem of Torquato Tasso (Italian poet, Sorrento - Naples 1544 - Rome 1595) written on the staircase of a house of Polignano in the south of Italy. “perduto è tutto il tempo che in amor non si spende” I can try to translate: “lost is the time that you don't spend for love”
This staircase lacks risers, so they embellished the treads with a Sharpie instead. For a party, the owners/architects copied a quote from the bride's grandmother onto the steps, planning to finish the staircase later. However, they fell in love with the poetic words underfoot so much they decided to keep the stairs unfinished.