In New York, especially in the summer of ’09, I decided there was a distinct design trend of public stairs that looked towards nothing but lights. It is obvious at the red stairs in Times Square, the 10th St plaza of High Line, and Pier 1 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park. I laughed to myself in Angkor, thinking this was the Cambodian version. ..except the stairs were ancient and the light was the sunset. Same, same, but different.
Cambodia: Stairs + Light