Sep 9, 2013
Picture of the Day: Giant Staircase Art Made from Potted Plants
GIANT STAIRCASE ART MADE FROM POTTED PLANTS
Photograph by ANDREA ANNALORO
Seen here is the famous 142-step staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone, Sicily, Italy. Each step is decorated with a different ceramic mosaic.
Each year for about a month (typically May – June), potted plants are creatively arranged on the historic steps to create a giant artwork for Scala Infiorata (the Scala Flower Festival). The flower festival is held in tribute to Our Lady of Conadomini, the patron and protector of the city. This year’s artwork was created by Angelo Murgo and comprised of about 2,000 plants and flowers.