Their bright colors, fantastic patterns, and detailed images are sure to wow you.
They’re all amazing works,
many of which look like something you could proudly display on a wall.
And, the best part is, while some were painted by artists,
many of these beautiful steps were the result of collaborative efforts by local communities who worked together to create something beautiful.
So go ahead and gaze at these photos of some truly miraculous stairs. They’ll definitely leave you wishing you could walk up masterpieces like that all the time.
1. San Francisco, California
These tiled stairs run up a total of 163 steps at 16th and Moraga Street in San Francisco. Over 300 neighborhoods joined in to create the spectacle, leading to an absolutely beautiful result.
2. Valparaiso, Chile
In Valparaiso, Chile, you can walk up a flight of piano-like stairs. It’s just too bad you can’t play a tune too.
3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Not all art is contained in between walls at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These steps were fantastically painted for a Salvador Dali exhibition in 2005 and are a masterpiece in themselves.
4. Valparaiso, Chile
This staircase is another beautiful display of art in Valparaiso, Chile. The detail of the houses and the ocean views is absolutely stunning.
5. Seoul, South Korea
In Seoul, South Korea is this amazing flight of steps. Colorful koi fish are painted in orange, red, and yellow tones that stand out against the very vibrant blue hue of the stairs.
6. Wuppertal, Germany
Wuppertal, Germany is home to a set of 112 steps that are known as the Holsteiner Stairs. With the wide array of bright colors, it’s almost like walking on a rainbow. The stairs also feature a collection of powerful German words painted on them, which translate to English phrases like, “to forgive”, “innocence”, “cause”, and “to laugh”.
7. Sicily, Italy
This historic staircase in Italy was constructed in 1608 and is made up of many ceramic tiles. It’s been used as a backdrop for plenty of festivals and images are illustrated using thousands of flowers or candles.
8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The detail on these Rio de Janeiro steps are insane. The face looks so life-like and the eyes practically stare straight through you.
9. Beirut, Lebanon
In Beirut, Lebanon you can find these steps painted in a rainbow of colors that resemble piano keys. There’s almost a kind of rugged beauty about them.
10. Seoul, South Korea
These beautiful painted stairs aren’t just for show; walking up them will lead you to a musical theatre in South Korea. The painting of the woman is stunning, the contrasting black, white, and bright pink colors making for an eye catching effect.
11. Stairs of Peace in Syria
Syrian students painted a fantastic pattern on the longest staircase in their town with some very vibrant colors. They hoped that the display would produce joyful feelings in the locals who were undergoing hardships.
12. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This world famous staircase, known as Escadaria Selaron, was painted by a Chilean artist.
13. Angers, France
These steps in France were part of an amazing origami street art exhibit. The way the paper creations color the steps is stunning and surreal-like
14. Istanbul, Turkey
This bright rainbow staircase in Istanbul is nothing short of astounding.
15. Morlaix, France
In Morlaix, France, you can walk up these steps that double as an amazing piece of art work. The painting of the woman is fantastic and, even with neutral tones, it still stands out in a breath taking way.
16. Tehran, Iran
This floral stairway in Iran is simply stunning, with beautiful floral designs and a neat layered look.
17. Beirut, Lebanon
You can’t help but smile when looking at these brightly colored steps in Lebanon.
Question of the Day:
Which beautifully painted stairs are your favorite?
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