San Francisco, California: Mosaic Tile Steps of 16th Avenue

Steep stairs in a city hillside reward climbers with an elaborate mosaic progression titled "From the Sea to the Stars."
1690 16th Ave., San Francisco, CA
Bottom of the stairs are at the corner of 16th Ave. and Moraga St.
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Sixteenth Ave. Mosaic Tile Steps

Large tiled staircase with the bottom at 16th Avenue at Moraga Street.

[Doug, 12/22/2018]

163 steps, "From the Sea to the Stars," with fish at the bottom and the sun at the top. Artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher did most of the work, but everyone from the neighborhood was welcome to pitch in. The last tiles were set in place August 27, 2005.

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