My friend Susan sent me an e-mail that contained lots of spectacular photographs, many of them Photoshopped. One of the shots really intrigued me. It was taken in San Francisco and it was NOT photoshopped. When I had a chance to go to San Francisco earlier this week, I decided I had to visit this staircase in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood in the Sunset district. We counted 168 steps on the tiled staircase but the staircase is actually part of a larger staircase that continues to the top of a small park called Grand View Park with grand 360° views of San Francisco. We climbed them all but didn’t count them all, although a person we encountered told us there were more than 350 steps and advised us to Google it to get the actual count! I haven’t done that yet.
The first shot shows almost the entire tiled staircase. The subsequent shots are more detail shots. It was a community project completed in 2005.