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world's coolest staircases: Scala (Rainbow Staircase)

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Scala (Rainbow Staircase), Wuppertal, Germany

Artist Horst Gläsker took a drab staircase wedged in between two buildings in the town of Wuppertal and painted it a rainbow of colors, transforming an eyesore into a bright, energetic spot. He named the 112-step public artwork Scala (“staircase” in Italian) and embellished it with stencils of German words that relate to human relationships, such as love, sympathy, and dance. —Lyndsey Matthews

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