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The colourful, tile-wrapped stairway of Santa Tereza at Manuel Carneiro street in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • architect/artist: Escadaria Selarón

The colourful, tile-wrapped stairway of Santa Tereza at Manuel Carneiro street in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ architect/artist: Escadaria Selarón

So awesome

A community project in Golden Gate Heights, San Francisco to decorate a 163 step stairway with mosaic tiles.

Beautiful stairs to fall down

Love the idea! Maybe something little less busy though. Mosaic tile staircase home decor design (could do with paint, tiles, wallpaper, etc)

Santa Teresa - Rio, Brazil

15 photos qui vont vous faire partir à Rio pour vos prochaines vacances ! Absolument sublime la baie de Guanabara...

Santa Teresa - Rio, Brazil

Escadaria Selarón. Lapa RIo de Janeiro. Ceramista Jorge Selarón. Música ...

Escadaria Selarón. Lapa RIo de Janeiro. Ceramista Jorge Selarón. Música ...

View of Selaron's Stairs (Escadaria Selarón), a colorful mosaic tile stairway, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 February 2012. World-famous staircase, mostly covered by vibrant yellow, green and blue tiles (inspired by the colors of the Brazilian flag), is the masterpiece of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who considers it as a personal tribute to the Brazilian people. Connecting the neighborhoods of Santa Teresa and Lapa, the stairway is made up of 250 steps and measures 125...

View of Selaron's Stairs (Escadaria Selarón), a colorful mosaic tile stairway, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 February

Street art in Rio de Janeiro

The top 5 things to do in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil including the beaches, Sugar Loaf, the Selarón Steps, and visiting the Christ the Redeemer statue.

More decorative tiles on stair risers #minniemoonstone

The Avenue Tiled Steps, perhaps the world's longest steps, high), was conceived and fabricated by Irish ceramicist Aileen Barr and San Francisco mosaic artist Colette Crutcher. San Francisco's Tiled Steps - World's Longest Mosaic (USA) -

Lake Hillier, Australia. The only naturally pink lake in the world. And completely safe to swim in! Added to the list!

The pink and lovely. Hiller Lake (Western Australia) Its startling color remains a mystery and while scientists have proven it’s not due to the presence of algae, unlike the other salt lakes down under, they still can’t explain why it’s pink.

We've mentioned before the importance of ensuring that mosaic paths always have a rough finish, either by using tiles, stones etc that have a rough finish or by putting a non-slip coating on your finished product.    Here's a classic example of a mosaic staircase that could be very slippery (and dangerous) when wet.    We have more mosaic inspirations at: http://theownerbuildernetwork.com.au/mosaic/

We've mentioned before the importance of ensuring that mosaic paths always have a rough finish, either by using tiles, stones etc that have .

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