Modern day construction

Photo by Alex Bagirov on Unsplash

I recently had to climb up a steep concrete path on my way to a parking garage in Exeter. It was an unreasonably hot and humid day for England and, as I was walking up — grasping at the handrails and counting down from thirty to keep myself busy—I had two thoughts:

  1. A hundred and fifty years ago, people had to walk up hills without handrails.
  2. A hundred and fifty years ago, people had to build…