Monday, September 28, 2015

Landmark in the City - Hidden Garden Steps

Hidden Garden Steps - Lovely steps bw by roland luistro, on Flickr
We met a couple of friendly locals while hiking and taking pictures of the artsy 16th Ave. Tiled Steps. I learned from our conversations with them about another tiled stairs in the same neighborhood.

It is on 16th Ave. and Lawton St. It is called Hidden Garden Steps and they are equally stunning as the 16th Ave. Tiled Steps.

The Hidden Garden Steps is on 16th Ave and starts at Lawton and ends on Kirkham Street in San Francisco's Golden Gate Heights neighborhood.
Hidden Garden Steps - Lawton 16th Ave

When Mijo and I got there, there were no one walking up and down the stairs which is the opposite of the 16th Ave. Tiled Steps. We were practically the only ones taking pictures.  A few minutes later, a jogger came up and then finally two tourists were taking pictures. Those were the only people we saw while we were there.

Here's the view of the upper part. The top most view is Lawton Street.
Hidden Garden Steps - Top

Here's the view of the lower part of the stairs on Kirkham Street. I wonder what the houses next to the stairs feel? Are they proud of their artfully designed steps? Do they get annoyed with tourists and local tourists when they go there?
Hidden Garden Steps - Bottom end 

Just like the 16th Ave. Tiled Steps, the Project Artists of the Hidden Garden Steps are Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher.
  Hidden Garden Steps - Tulip Hidden Garden Steps - Snail mushrooms Hidden Garden Steps - Bee flowers Hidden Garden Steps - Lovely steps

Here's a closer look on the mosaic tiles. So beautiful up close and from afar!
Hidden Garden Steps - Live Long and Prosper

Hidden Garden Steps - Peoples names Hidden Garden Steps - Closer look 2
Hidden Garden Steps - Closer look

Once again, thank you Golden Gate Heights neighborhood for creating and maintaining the beautiful Hidden Garden Steps.

Thank you also to the friendly local who told us about this hidden gem in the neighborhood. This was such a unique San Francisco experience.


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