These steps have been hidden for decades behind a mouldering wall that was demolished last week.
They lead up to what was the old cattle market - long gone in Hitchin's town centre.
The oldest steps sometimes lead nowhere, but sometimes you need to explore them.
My May has been eventful and interesting - new clients and new projects with existing clients. Now the sun is shining, too!
These steps seem to sum up May for me - taking steps doesn't always involve innovation and sometimes experience is what is of the greatest value.
What is interesting is where the steps lead - what does the future hold? Sadly, I suspect the steps will soon be demolished, but perhaps some of the town planners in Hitchin will find a use for them - linking the town centre and Waitrose, albeit via a private car park! Watch this space ...