We sat on the original steps that would be leaving the Temple that Solomon built. It is really interesting to see the design.
There is a narrow set of steps leading up. This is because people would be going to the temple on purpose, on point, to get there.
On the way down the steps are wide. This is because people are discussing on the way down. They are talking and discussing… Jesus probably sat on those steps for hours discussing the state of Jerusalem with His disciples.
The steps down have 2 short steps and then 1 long step, 2 short steps and then 1 long step. This is symbolic of the Psalms of Ascent, which, when sang in the mother tongue would have had 2 short lines and 1 long line throughout.