scene is an interesting one for me visually. The alternating bands
of light and dark tone in the steps provide rhythm, because their
spacing is so regular. By themselves, they would give an impression
of formality and rigidity. However, the purplish Campanula flowers
are not so evenly spaced, and the other flowers break up the visual
regularity even more. So, the steps provide visual structure and
the flowers, visual relief. Both are necessary for the final composition.
Can you imagine how much less interesting the situation will be when the blossoms have all gone, the plants died, and all the leaves have been dispersed by the wind?