Friday 22 March 2019
Huckleberry Bicycles, Street Murals, As A Form Of Art, 1073 Market Street, San Francisco, California

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The rightmost of the two murals illustrated a person leaned back and slung low while riding a bicycle. The rider's arm on the handle bars was extremely long. The left of the two murals illustrated the word, "Bikes." The enclosed part of the letter b was painted to resemble a spinning bicycle wheel. A rack of rental (manual and electric) bicycles was located just down the street from the bicycle murals. A weathered sign over the entrance roll-up doors read, "Huckleberry Bicycles 1073." Two murals where each one covered a separate roll-up door. View all


Thursday 21 March 2019
Woven Mural 2019, Artist: Alisia McCarthy, On Side of Proper Hotel, Street Murals, As A Form Of Street Art, 1100 Market Street, San Francisco, California

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A closer shot of the center of the mural. Notice the vertical white line is not fuzzy here. The closest shot of the entire mural, yet even this wide, the upper left corner was a bit truncated. The lower left of the mural. Notice the fuzzy white vertical line. A closer shot of the windows of the hotel incorporated into the mural. Also notice the casual addition of an odd brown line. The mural was large and visible from down the street. From the distance it looked like a woven rug without edge finishing. Closer, one could see the right edge dotted with windows. View all


Wednesday 20 March 2019
New Powell Entry, To BART, And MUNI Systems, Stockton and Market Streets, San Francisco

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A new canopy over the BART/MUNI entry at Stockton and Market was partly obscured by construction and an elevator. Signage was painted on the thick upright to the street side of the canopy. It said that this was entry to both BART and MUNI and access to the Powell Street Station. There was another new canopy at the Civic Center Station, and its sign indicated that other station. The new canopy over the BART/MUNI entrance was wide enough to protect the entry and its escalator from rain. The new entry canopy as viewed from inside the station looking up and out. The stairway and escalator were both enclosed by glass on three sides. View all


Tuesday 19 March 2019
Film, Of The 2019 Chinese New Year Parade, An Annual San Francisco Event, The Year of the Pig

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A short film showing some of the highlights of the 2019 San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade. This film was shot at the corner of Kearny and California Streets. View all


Monday 18 March 2019
Prologue, For The 2019 Chinese New Year Parade, An Annual San Francisco Event, The Year of the Pig

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Several motorcycle police rode ahead of the parade to insure that the route was clear. They paused at California street and waited for a few minutes for the parade to catch up. Uniformed police watched the crowd and monitored a gap in the fence to insure nobody would cross during the parade. The spot reserved for press photographers was across from check in point for the bleachers. That reserved seating was to the left of this shot. The sponsor of the parade, Southwest Airlines, led the parade. The actual parade followed this prologue. The fence, holding crowds back from the parade route, crossed California Street. View all


Sunday 17 March 2019
Solar Charging, For Electric Automobiles, As A Form Of Transport

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A huge photovoltic array was suspended over a parking spot in one corner of a parking lot directly across the street from Java House in San Francisco, California. The sign at the back of the parking spot described how to use this solar charging station. It read (in part): Welcome to FREE EV Solar Charging Brought to you by the Port of San Francisco and Impark Parking, with a grant from the 11th Hour Project. Two people walked past the charging station which can give you an idea of its size. Notice the white pad on the ground where the electric vehicle is supposed to park. View all


Saturday 16 March 2019
Robin Williams Mural 2018, Artist: Niño de Cobre, Near Jones and Market Streets, San Francisco, California

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The title of the mural was painted in the lower left of the mural. The title was "Robin Williams." The artist's signature was painted in the upper right corner of the mural. It read, "Cobre," and was followed by the smaller letters "AR" for Argentina. A mural of Robin Williams in his old age, yet still with a twinkle in his eyes, was painted on a wall of a closed shop with tagging on either side. A box or carton on the sidewalk partly obscured the mural. An even closer shot of the mural focused on Robin Williams' left eye. One can almost feel oneself reflected in the cornea. View all


Friday 15 March 2019
New Light Rail Vehicle, SFMTA MUNI (LRV) Trolleys, San Francisco, California

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The inside of one of the new light rail vehicals. Notice how the seating all faces inward from the sides. Although it may seem less comfortable than forward facing seats, they were just fine to sit on. Once, on a very crowded trolley, this style of seating made it much easier to get off a really crowded train. A view of the steps retracted to form a ramp at the 4th & King Station. Notice the buttons to open the doors, where the buttons inside match the buttons outside. This was an improvement over the previous older trolleys where a bar inside opened the doors and a mismatched button outside opened the doors. View all


Thursday 14 March 2019
Welcome Home 2019, Artist: Lori Chinn, Hearts of San Francisco, Twitter Sponsor

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A cup of coffee tumbled off the Golden Gate Bridge, with Mount Tamalpais beyond Sausalito's fog. The left side of the heart featured a seal balancing four scoops of ice cream on a cone. The seal was under a "Haight Ashbury" sign, below a hard hit baseball, and next to the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower. A cable car with a spout doubled as a coffee pot. It was surrounded by morning fog and next to the Ferry Building. The back (up stairs) side of the heart read, "Left My Heart In San Francisco." View all


Wednesday 13 March 2019
Here Comes The Sun 2019, Artist: Adele Gilani, Hearts of San Francisco, Bank of America Sponsor

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The sign on the base of the heart, described: Hearts in San Francisco A Benefit for San Francisco General Hospital Foundation #HeartsinSF Here Comes The Sun Adele Gilani February 13, 2019 The right lobe showed blue flowers and a dawn colored sky over a deeply dark green bush. The bottom of the back side of the heart was a mass of colorful leaves. Deep in the center of a dark forest, a purple tree grew under a cloudy sky. A bare tree grew up the left lobe of the heart, or blood vessels covered that lobe of the heart. The left lobe of the heart showed bright red flowers growing from the center of a leafy plant. View all


Tuesday 12 March 2019
The Mural 2010, Above the Tenderloin People's Garden, Precita Eyes Mural Center, As A Collaboration Form Of Art, San Francisco, California

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The musical notes transformed into a spiral river, upon which a boat of worshipers floated with hands held high. To one side a woman held a shovel, to the other side a man held a bunch of beets. And above it all, the sign for Tenderloin People's Garden arched above a setting (or rising) sun. A person handed out carrots to a line of grateful people. A musical staff dipped through the garden, with musical notes, butterflies and birds. The mural was tall and dominated the Tenderloin People's Garden. The mural was painted on the side of the McAllister Hotel and was partly hidden by trolley bus wires and the top of a trolley bus. View all


Monday 11 March 2019
The Fence Art 2010, Around Tenderloin People's Garden, Mural And Decorated Fence, Precita Eyes Mural Center, As A Collaboration Form Of Art, San Francisco, California

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A sign in the shape of a lettuce, read, "Veggies For The People". A sign in the shape of a broccoli featured stars, flags, and cats behind a white picket fence. A fence surrounded the garden that was behind a hotel and below a mural. The entrance to the garden was along a diagonal section of fence that cut across the street corner. A sign in the shape of three string beans featured a tiny scene at the tip of the middle string bean. A sign in the shape of a beet was painted aqua and blue and was decorated with the words, "Beets are Cool." A vegetable sign was labeled simply, "Green." View all


Sunday 10 March 2019
Homeless, As A Role, Of A Person's Life

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A homeless person ran out of steam and became cold, so he laid down on a steam vent to warm up. Apparently the steam warmed him so well, he fell asleep. View all


Saturday 9 March 2019
Window In Art, As A Home Structure Feature

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A window was located inside the "Knowledge Is Golden" Mural by 1AM Studio. It was ajar, letting fresh air in over thinly painted knowledge. An old rundown window had, at one time in the past, a mural painted around it. Although painting around windows is common among muralists, the windows are rarely this dilapidated. View all


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