Jacob’s Ladder, an incredibly steep flight of outdoor steps, is a highlight of St. Helena, a tropical island in the South Atlantic.
In the late 1800s, Jacob’s Ladder was flanked by wooden inclined planes, which were used as part of a horse-powered system that hauled carts loaded with manure up and down the hill for use as fertilizer.
The island is tiny, remote, and has a population of just 4,500 people, but nonetheless has got a lot going on.
St. Helena is a United Kingdom territory, where the British imprisoned Napoleon during the last six years of his life.
St. Helena is also home of Jonathan the tortoise, born in 1832.