April 7, 2006

San Francisco Stairways #1--Mosaic Steps...

San Francisco is a hilly place, and one of its charms are the many stairway walks to be found here. At least 350. Some of them are exceedingly beautiful places, lined with charming gardens and old houses that are sometimes only accessible via the stairs. There's even a book on the subject, Stairway Walks in San Francisco by Adah Bakalinsky.

The various stairs in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood are utilitarian concrete affairs, fun to climb but not attractive. Except this one, at 16th Ave at the top of Moraga St, which has recently been transformed...

Mosaic-covered steps in SF
The tiles of sea creatures you see inset in the design all have names of different neighbors, or local businesses....Here's a link to the project.

Posted by John Weidner at April 7, 2006 6:27 PM
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