Tuesday 17 July 2018
Pow!Wow! 2017 Mural, Artist: Ricky Watts An American Artist, St. John Street Mural, San Jose, California

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The mural seen in the distance across far too many parked cars. A closer shot of one of the holes in the art. A hole in red revealed the blue underneath. The swirls that formed the art, was also drawn with holes in it, to give it that old weathered look. A bit of the yellow paint dripped down the concrete behind a car. In this shot, the building windows and car windows were surrounded by art, but remained clear. This mural occupied the entire side of the building next to the parking lot. The mural appeared to flow around the windows, but left each window clear. The mural was huge and dwarfed the cars parked in front of it. View all

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Monday 16 July 2018
Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca, At The 2018 40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade, San Francisco, California

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A man, who marched with Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca, wore an amazing headdress and costume. A tired man, dressed in costume and feathers, followed the band to the nearing parade end. Aztec dancers performed an enthusiastic routine for the sidewalk audience. A humble band followed. Drums and other natural instruments, created the rhythm for the dancers. The feathers on this dancer were color coordinated with her costume. Women followed holding smoking bowls. The smoke was intended to purify the parade route. View all

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Sunday 15 July 2018
2018 Construction Of Piers F and G, San Francisco, California

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Two barges were tied up a short distance away, filled with construction supplies for the new piers. Pier G under construction with pier 14 behind and to the left, and the Embarcadero along the waterfront behind both piers. Concrete walkways had been installed and extended out over old-looking fresh pilings. The two new piers, as they appeared under mid-construction, while waiting for the Oakland/Alameda Ferry on Pier E. Pier F and the walkway connecting it to Pier G as seen from the Oakland/Alameda Ferry just beginning its trip across the bay. View all

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Friday 13 July 2018
Videos At The 2018 40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade, San Francisco, California

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The parade began as usual with the parade of lowrider cars. Two lanes of cars driving in parallel along Mission Street. This was not a float-heavy parade. But of the floats present, many were spectacular. Some bands played from the back of floats. Others carried their instruments and played while walking the parade route. Many groups danced their way along Mission Street to the delight of the folks watching from the sidewalks. Many women and men dressed in feathers and other costumes to best display themselves as they walked or danced the parade. View all

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Thursday 12 July 2018
Tera Mechani 2018, Artist: Dana Albany, From Burning Man, Plaza de César Chavez Park, San Jose, California

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A statue of a future woman or robot stood on a small box next to a tent in Plaza de César Chavez Park in San Jose, California. The female robot wore a hat or a crown, and fancy earrings. Her shoulders were armored. The female robot's knees looked highly mechanical. Her legs were decorated with swirls of metal. The female robot's right hand held index finger to thumb. Her body almost appeared jeweled. A sign was posted next to the sidewalk by the street, rather than next to the sculpture. A view of the female robot as seen from behind with the plaza in front of her. View all

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Wednesday 11 July 2018
View Of Hills 2008, Artist: Gouveid, Back Of Parking Lot, San Jose, California

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A family group stood in silhouette and gazed out at the viewer. Painted birds soared across the painted sky. Several mythic creatures floated in the sky above the hills: a turtle, a feather, a fox, an eagle, a hummingbird, and a large bird's head. The mural on a wall next to the parking lot gave the appearance of cars parked by the foot of hills. The eye of the big bird's head was a full moon. Designs on the bird's beak and head were the other phases of the moon. Folks stood in a canoe and gazed at the passing valley. The wall below the mural was old brick where parked cars had gradually chipped away the plaster covering. View all

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Tuesday 10 July 2018
God's Flesh 2016, A Mural by Artist: Amara Por Dios, Art Studio: Lifted Lab, San Francisco, California

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A closer shot of the left-hand god's eye, slightly bloodshot. The left-hand face of god was the noble and thoughtful, yet fanged and horned, god's face. A closer shot allows you to contrast the left-hand and right-hand god's mouth. One side in cool colors with a fang, the other side in warm tones and pink lips. A closer shot of the right-hand god's eye, with smoke floating in it. In the bottom left of the mural was the studio name, "Lifted Lab." and the date the mural was created, "2016." A closer shot allows you to contrast the left and right god's eyes, and the left and right god's hair. View all

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Monday 09 July 2018
Girl On Whale 2018 Artist: Alise & Jack Eastgate, Eastrand Studio, Part of Bay Area Mural Festival, 2nd Street at Martin Luther King Ave, Oakland, California

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A logo was painted inside a circle just below the jaw of the Whale. A closer view of the face of the Whale. The mural was painted on corrugated metal. The result was a wrinkled look for the Whale. The mural was signed: Alise & Jack Eastgate @Eastrandstudios @Bayareamuralfestival 2018 A closer look at the girl who stood on top of the Whale. One of the murals in the Bay Area Mural Festival was this image of a girl standing on an Whale painted on the end of a building facing 2nd Street. A closer look at the tail of the Whale. View all

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Sunday 08 July 2018
Peace Hand 2013, Artist: James Reka, An Austrailian Artist, UC Hastings College Of The Law, San Francisco, California

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The peace sign was made by placing the thumb over the two minor fingers. Note the infinity sign on the thumb's knuckle. The mural as it could be viewed from across the street. It is on the side of an office building and faces the plaza in front of Hastings College Of The Law. The wrist of the hand almost resembled a finger pointing down. The location of the mural made it seem a part of the plaza in front of the Hastings College Of The Law. The two fingered V with the palm facing the viewer is the international peace sign. The two extended fingers were painted using a whimsical design. View all

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Saturday 07 July 2018
Mama 2016, Artist: Jazmin Eusebio, San Jose Downtown Doors, Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes, San Jose, California

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The sign at the bottom left of the image read, Title: Mama Artist: Jazmin Eusebio - Andrew P. Hill High School Project: San Jose "Downtown Doors" The face on the street side was partly masked by iron posts and a parked car. A closer look at the somber face. Notice how the latches on the face of the box appear as part of the image. The image of a somber face stared out from a utility box and across the sidewalk. The sign on the lower right of the image read, Sponsor: eBay Foundation Site Host: City of San Jose Producer: San Jose Downtown Foundation View all

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Friday 06 July 2018
Industrial Jungle 2017 Artist: Arina Mukhina, San Jose Downtown Doors, Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes, San Jose, California

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On eh side of the utility box was a sign that read: Title: Industrial Jungle Artist: Arina Mukhina, Pioneer High School Project: San Jose "Downtown Doors" Sponsor: San Jose Water Company Producer: San Jose Downtown Foundation The tree in the center of the building was covered in hanging moss and lichen. The building was constructed of industrial pipe and rods. The red star of the San Jose Museum of Art contrasted with the blue, green, and brown of the art. The art showed an industrial building constructed around the base of a gigantic tree. View all

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Thursday 05 July 2018
The Unknown 2018 Artist: Craig Shepherd, San Jose Downtown Doors, Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes, San Jose, California

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A sign on the sidewalk side of the center box, read: Title: The Unknown Artist: Craig Shepherd - Del Mar high School Project: San Jose "Downtown Doors" The art had been applied to four utility boxes on San Fernando Street near to First Street in downtown San Jose, California. The Lavender color made them stand out from their surroundings. A close look at the person walking through the dark, foreboding forest. The view of the three boxes as seen from the sidewalk looking out at traffic. View all

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Wednesday 04 July 2018
Modern World 2018 Artist: Renee Gonzalez, San Jose Downtown Doors, Art On Service Doors And Utility Boxes, San Jose, California

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The sign describing the art read: Title: Modern World Artist: Renee Gonzalez - Leigh High School Project: San Jose "Downtown Doors" Sponsor: City of San Jose, Office of Cultural Affairs Site Host: City of San Jose Producer: San Jose Downtown Foundation A girl wearing headphones and carrying a computer or tablet, learned about the art while standing in front of it. This "Modern World" was on utility boxes across the street from the San Jose Museum of Art, Cafe and Museum Store. The art was located on utility boxes set on the margin between the sidewalk and the street. A large shade tree grew next to the boxes. View all

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Tuesday 03 July 2018
Red-winged Blackbird Fought, Red-winged Blackbirds, Terry Costales June 2018 Animalblog

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A Violet-green swallow perched at Pisgah. Male Bullock's Oriole feeding three babies in its hanging nest. The back view of a Black-headed Grosbeak. The victor chased away his rival after a fierce battle. Two male Red-winged Blackbirds were fighting fiercely for dominance at the Checkermallow Access. I've never seen a scene like that, so vocal and physical. The back view of a Western Meadowlark at the top of a tree. View all

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