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Amazing Moraga Street stairway

This stairway of 163 steps is located in San Francisco, at Moraga St. and 16th Avenue. 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.

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High-fire outdoor tile was used. The panels were laid out on mesh backing, then applied to the risers by a professional tilesetter, according to the highest industry standards. Finally, the tilesetter grouted the mosaic and paved the treads with ADA-compliant tile.

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For two years, artists Colette Crutcher and Aileen Barr, in addition to over 300 neighborhood volunteers, tiled this staircase with an incredible mosaic tribute to the sea and its residences.  Not only is the mosaic masterpiece a treat, but the view is worth the climb

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This shot displays the closeup of the shot below which is a series of tile and stone artwork steps that leads to a landing where the views of San Francisco are amazing.

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There are hundreds of steps. It is gorgeous to see in person. It is said to be at its best in late afternoon, reflecting the sun.

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See:  tiledsteps.org

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