Stairs to make you stare

When visiting the Lapa steps in Rio de Janerio I was struck by how Jorge Selaron, a Chilean artist, had managed to transform a piece of everyday life into an elaborate piece of art. This brightly coloured stairway brings life to this mundane, urban area and have become a must see sight for many a tourist.

Though this may well be the most famous of intriguing stairways it does not stand alone. So here are my top 5 picks of stairs to rival Selaron’s staircase…

1) Sicily

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2) San Fransisco

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3) Angers

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4) Seoul

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5) Philadelphia

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