Chilean artist Jorge Selarón moved into a house next to these dilapidated steps in between the Lapa and Santa Theresa neighborhoods of Rio..After living in Rio for 7 years, he began decorating the steps. It became a tribute to the Brazilian people, using the bright blue, green and yellow colors of the Brazilian flag as his inspiration.
As word of his project began to spread, he accepted tiles donated by friends and supporters from around the world. It is 250 steps and 125 meters long and has over 2000 tiles collected from sixty countries. Don’t just stop and take a photo. Walk up and down a few times because there are gems and treasures everywhere. for more info and photos go to https://travelwellflysafe.com/2015/12/12/escaderia-selaron-or-selarons-stairs-rio-brazil/