Large metropolitan areas typically have something great and interesting about them– whether it’s art, food, architecture, people, nightlife or all of the above. San Francisco tends to embody so many of the qualities that make cities so fun to explore, and this staircase is just the tip of the iceberg.
This amazingly detailed mosaic set of 163 steps is covered with beautifully patterned tiles from all around the neighborhood of 16th Avenue with the help of more than 300 local neighbors. The ‘tiled steps‘ as they are referred to, are located between 16th Avenue and Moraga and the beautification was sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust back in 2003. It took about a year and a half to complete but is now adorned with thousands upon thousands of amazing name, animal and patterned tiles from around the city.