Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Stepping out in San Francisco

I was so very lucky to visit my wonderful Cousin, "the doctor" in San Francisco.  She knows that  I love art and took me to see some very special places in her city.


Hamming it up in front of the of Keith Harring sculpture
 THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY VISIT WAS THIS OFF THE BEATEN PATH GEM (AND THE SUSHI OF COURSE)

Golden Gate Heights – Mosaics in San Francisco HIDDEN GEM 

 The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at 16th and Moraga in San Francisco
Artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher led the creation of the 163 mosaic panels that were applied to the step risers, over 300 neighbors joined  in making them, and over 220 neighbors sponsored handmade animal, bird and fish name tiles imbedded within the mosaic. KZ Tile,  a major San Francisco tilesetting company, generously agreed to set the mosaic panels into the risers and tile the step treads with rough, nonslip tile.  The installation of the Project  was completed in August 2005,
  

My Beautiful cousin  showing me the way

can you feel the waves?

flowers and fauna  are bloom on each side of the stairway


The grand view to the top (photo by of artandarchitecture-sf.com)

close up of the ocean (photo by artandarchitecture-sf.com)

close up o the garden section (.artandarchitecture-sf.com)

climbing up to the Sun (photo by artandarchitecture-sf.com)

many people hike the steps daily

you could spend hours on each step taking in the beautiful creation of art work

true nature lines the stairway as well

beautiful close up of a california poppy

couldn't find a bee but found a lady bug

under the sea section of the stairs

Bird with natural nature's nest



Each step was  magical and detailed

color dancing on each riser

gratitude to each sponsor 

delightful creatures


moonbeams


sitting on the stars

Thank you cousin for such a wonderful time together

2 comments:

  1. this is so special. i love the subtle shift from sun to sea! thanks for sharing this fabulous find. it will be a must see the next time i'm in san fran!!

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  2. Wow, those stairs are spectacular.

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