Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Moraga Mosaic Stairway




We've been discovering other ways of exploring the city other than car, bus, or bike. One of them is setting out to climb every Stairway in San Francisco. I heard there were 300 of them! There is actually a book on all the Stairway Walks in San Francisco by Adah Bakalinsky. A patient recommended it to me and said this is one of the best ways to explore SF and it's unique views.

One of my favorite views of the city and the sunset district is from the top of this Moraga Mosaic Staircase! This was a community project that was started in 2003 and finished in 2005. A couple of local artists led the design and then over 300 neighbors helped design each tile! It's an amazing art piece. It starts with an oceanic theme, to land, and then ends with the sky.

After you climb 163 stairs it leads you to another set of stairs. At the very top is an amazing view of the bay, downtown, and the sunset district.

5 comments:

Mai said...

That's SOOOO cool!!! Next time I come visit, we'll have to go there!!

Sean said...

Ditto!

Ken & Crystal Pierson said...

What a beautiful mosaic stairway! Love it! Post more pics :-) Happy THanksgiving! xo

Mathew said...

Amazing

eva i Aten said...

Awesome artwork!
Regards from Greece!