Monday, June 28, 2010

Mural streets in San Francisco

A year ago, while Randy was in Iraq, he posted photos of murals in Baghdad. Although this blog focuses on Tucson murals, I agree that it's good to have some variety once in a while!

I'm in the San Francisco area this summer. The City's Mission District is absolutely packed with murals... especially on the mural streets like Balmy:

Residents here contribute by, for instance, decorating their windows to fit with the murals on the walls outside.

(By the way, one great place to see more details of the Bay Area is Naomi Pitcairn's Citi Wallz. She's a website client of mine. Still, if you're into urban art, I think you'll agree that her photos are outstanding.)

Balmy Street drew a steady stream of tourists and local visitors while I was there. Tucson could do more of the same...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tasty murals at La Indita

The murals on the front of La Indita restaurant, 622 N. 4th Avenue, are as good as the food:

Monday, June 14, 2010

What It's All About

The Tucson Murals Project is all about beautifying Tucson and encouraging tourism, so we'd like to tell you about another blog that is doing the same thing, but in a different way. The Urban Peach blog describes itself this way: "Our speciality is in the restoration and development of some of the town's historic buildings to fit modern surroundings, while maintaining their original ambience." We've also added a link to Karen's Urban Peach blog in the column on the right. When it's about beautifying Tucson, the Tucson Murals Project is always excited to hear about it. Randy Garsee

Monday, June 07, 2010

Mighty mural at 6th & Perry

This mural covers the west side of a building along the little piece of Perry Avenue, just south of 6th Street. (The actual address is 101 W. 6th.) I took this shot near sunset; that's the shadow of a tree at the bottom.