Up to a second floor apartment ...great architecture
These kinds of photographs are even more common than wet pavement. Usually they are shot from above, with a mysterious person dressed in black climbing the stairs. So when a photographer can pull it off, as you have here, it is really refreshing. There's simplicity, rhythm and elegance here that is a pure joy to behold.
The lighting is warm, beautiful and looks truthful. Was there a lot of photoshop done here?
The blacks in here are velvety smooth and magnificently placed in the composition, which is smooth, flowing, and graceful. There are a million ways to come away from here with a boring photograph, you avoided them all. For me, this shows the artist as well as if you were in a reflection.
The photo definitely communicates a lyrical feeling to me by both the composition and the handling of the light. I'm usually not that interested to "compare" pictures of one photographer, but in this case, I think this is one of the best photos you have posted since I have been here.