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Knoxville, Tennessee: Hypnotic Stairs

Drab outdoor staircase transformed by paint into an op-art freak-out. Supposedly inspired by the patterns of Appalachian weaving, but granny's shawls never looked like this.

Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN
Downtown, on the south side of Cumberland Ave., just east of its intersection with 11th St. Difficult to see driving west.
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Colorful Steps

A set of steps near World's Fair Park has been transformed into a piece of art by Jessie and Katey, a team of mural artists from Baltimore. The art was commissioned in 2017 and the two artists turned a drab set of steps into a vibrant maze of colors. Here's hoping they used good long-lasting paint, because these steps are walked on every day.

[signmanjoe, 08/11/2019]

Caution: Staring at the steps may open your Third Eye and send you tripping to the 1960s.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Doomed Rachmaninoff's Final ConcertDoomed Rachmaninoff's Final Concert, Knoxville, TN - < 1 mi.
The SunsphereThe Sunsphere, Knoxville, TN - < 1 mi.
World's Largest Rubik's CubeWorld's Largest Rubik's Cube, Knoxville, TN - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Rock City Barn, Maryville, TN - 22 mi.

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