The word pops to mind as I push through the sturdy glass door with metal rim and push bar. It’s twin, rests on hinges ready to work when an extra wide burden enters.
The entrance blends in with the balance of the building. As a small portion of a strip mall in a developed area of St Louis County it leads upward on open stylish steps to a collection of law and insurance offices. A large white globe of a fixture hangs straight down to furnish light on cloudy days and late afternoons.
Business concluded, it’s time for exercise, in this case a walk around the complex.
Metal steps with a tin sheet roof, typical of television pictures from far away places juts out from the back side of the second floor, pauses for a brief moment and continues. Fire escape. Back exit.