If the San Francisco hills just aren’t enough, check out the Mosaic Stairs. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean.
Art is functional here. These stairs are freely accessible and instantly recognizable by their intricate and colorful design.
The most famous staircases are on 16th Street and Moraga Street. Others are located at 15th Avenue and Kirkham Street, Innes Avenue and Alerias Walker Street, Nevada Street and Tompkins Avenue, Avalon Avenue and Athens Street, Mission Street and 32nd Avenue.
who came up with the concept?
According to The Bold Italic, “Inspired by the Escadaria Selarón in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the mosaic panels by artists Eileen Barr and Colette Crutcher depict our world: the sun, animals, Details fish, shells, etc. The project began in 2003 when residents Jessie Audette and Alice Yee Xavier began a grassroots effort to beautify the area.Neighbors Sponsor Tiles funded the work.”