Thursday, April 9, 2015

Balmy street murals: Human rights message thru art @ San Francisco, USA

Balmy street murals located in the Mission District of San Francisco offers a virtual outdoor art gallery featuring colourful murals featuring expression of outrage over human rights and political abuse in central America. There were also a few murals featuring themes such as gentrification and Hurricane Katrina. This place is more of San Francisco local flavour and off the beaten path. You don't see it gets crowded like other tourist attraction areas. The alley is best viewed on foot either by yourself or on a guided tour from Precita Eyes Mural Arts. Entrance to the street to view the murals are free and you can learn the local culture as well.

Mural human rights. Most murals here focusing Hispanic and Latin American.

This is a mural on gentrification.

The whole Balmy street filled with murals carrying powerful messages.

Mural on Ramona.

This piece of mural bring message of gentrification. The poor has been push to southern side of the city. Tech companies like Facebook and Google causing huge rise in property prices in San Francisco which kicking locals out. Gentrification, greed, money and techies. Look no evil, see no evil and hear no evil.

Colourful and cheerful murals.

Not sure what message does this mural brings.

Religious mural.

Mural about women.

GPS/Coordinate: 37.751268, -122.412356
Address: 1-100 Balmy St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.
Public transport: Bus no 14 from Downtown San Francisco to Mission Street. Stop at 24th Street/Mission Street and take bus no 48 or walk to Balmy street by following 24th street. OR take BART to 24th/Mission. Walk EAST (towards Capp Street or Carlos' Bar) for 5 1/2 blocks.


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