Instead of at the end, I am going to start this entry with those random sightings. The IPhone photos are stacking up on my MAC! The photo above was on the sidewalk, somewhere in San Francisco... I can't seem to remember where.
Taxie and I walk around San Francisco together quite a bit, I guess we like each others company. Photo is of us walking the bluffs at Sea Ranch in January... this pup is so my bud.
We are always taking new and different routes on our way to the studio and seem to always come across interesting and often amusing, if not laugh out loud sightings. When I come across the ones that make me laugh I am reminded of our common humanity and that this city is a great place to live. We also discover new and older murals and street art. San Francisco is rich with visual street art. It is always a good idea to stop and take the photo as often the next time you pass it is gone.
O.K., now to catch up on some of those sightings that I would like to share.
I am going to start with one that brought me to a standstill on the sidewalk, laughing at it’s simple stupidity. I admit my humor can be a bit adolescent, but think this is funny. It was on Valencia St., glad I took the photo… it was ripped off the wall by the next morning.
If you have not taken a turn off of Valencia Street onto Clinton Park, let me recommend that you do. It is a very short street, be sure to make the turn onto the alley behind, there are some wonderful murals.
This wonderful wall painting is on an alley off 24th Street in the Mission.
Random moment, just liked the pigions hanging out on another alley in the Mission.
Coastal travels with Taxie... we stopped off in Point Arena (Mendocino County) and saw this amazingly dated door on a local bar. How cool in a kind of chauvinistic way?
I also liked these. Spotted on 20th near Alabama - they are now gone.
Sidewalk stencil. It's too bad that sidewalk stencils are not seen as much in the past few years. They can be creative statements and not as destructive as painting on private property.
I had an appointment downtown and decided to walk up Howard St. as I had not recently visited Defenestration, now known as The House of Falling Furniture, by artist Brian Goggin in 1997. It is still there and wonderful. I don’t know if he or someone else did the carnivalesque style murals, they are starting to get a bit faded, so I highly recommend seeing for the first time or revisiting this great installation.