On a quest to cure the Monday blues, my roommate and I drove across the city to find the beautiful stairs I had once seen a picture of. These stairs were actually the initial idea for the adventure section in my blog and because my blog makes me happy, I figured putting the stairs online for you all would make me even more happy. The 16th Avenue Tiled Step Project (on the corner of 16th and Moraga) is a neighborhood effort that drew 300 neighbors to collaborate on creating something beautiful to represent the neighborhood.
It’s amazing to walk up the stairs and see the detail in each tile and find the larger symbols mixed in the swirls of color. Not to mention it’s a little bit of a workout. I think a girl might have run up and down the stairs twice before I walked up once… nice. What was even better was that once we got to the top we saw another set of stairs, which led to another (you can only imagine how tired this made me) and once we had climbed them all (slowly but surely) we were in a remarkable lookout spot with nearly 360 degree views of the city. The lookout spot was a grassy hilltop with a wooden fence around it an a bench to sit on and look out. To one side the ocean and to the other a view of the beautiful downtown high-rise buildings and straight in front of me my little neighborhood right in front of more ocean. Believe it or not we even made friends with people on top of the hill! A big shout out to San Francisco for giving me one adventure and surprising me with two, I’ll love you forever.