Outdoor urban stairways from heaven


16th Avenue Tiled Steps of San Francisco - Source: tiledsteps.org

16th Avenue Tiled Steps of San Francisco, CA, USA – Source: tiledsteps.org

As a follow-up to last Friday’s post on ULI’s Building Healthy Places Toolkit, this montage depicts images of a dozen of the planet’s most famous and/or intriguing outdoor urban stairways. Aside from the public health benefits derived from promoting walkability, each is quite a breathtaking visual wonder to behold and a great way to enhance the urban setting with added flair. Enjoy!

potemkinstairsodessaapartmentsnet

Potemkin Stairs of Odessa, Ukraine – Source: odessaapartmens.net

Spanish Steps of Rome, Italy - Source: pinterest.com

Spanish Steps of Rome, Italy – Source: pinterest.com

Melkwegbridge in the Netherlands - Source: desingboom.com

Melkwegbridge in the Netherlands – Source: desingboom.com

Harbor Steps of Seattle, WA, USA - Source: flickr.com

Harbor Steps of Seattle, WA, USA – Source: flickr.com

Red Bull Steps of Valparaiso, Chile - Source:  theplacesyoucango.com

Red Bull Steps of Valparaiso, Chile – Source: theplacesyoucango.com

 

Sacre Coeur Steps of Paris, France- Source: the aussienomad.com

Sacre Coeur Steps of Paris, France- Source: the aussienomad.com

Olympic Steps of Hong Kong, China - Source: solaceinabook.com

Olympic Steps of Hong Kong, China – Source: solaceinabook.com

Calton Hill Steps of Edinburgh, Scotland - Source: filmedinburgh.org

Calton Hill Steps of Edinburgh, Scotland – Source: filmedinburgh.org

Selaron Stairs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Source: travelinchicks.com

Selaron Stairs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Source: travelinchicks.com

Yoga on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Source: yogapeach.com

Yoga on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – Source: yogapeach.com

Peace Steps of Izmir, Turkey - Source: todayistblogger.wordpress.com

Peace Steps of Izmir, Turkey – Source: todayistblogger.wordpress.com

 

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2 Responses to Outdoor urban stairways from heaven

  1. Please add the grand tiled stairway in Noto, Sicily, Italy

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  2. The front steps of the Art Institute of Chicago probably aren’t numerous enough to make this collection, but I’m mentioning them because they’re an iconic place for people to sit, to wait for people or just watch people and enjoy the weather.

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