Monday 20 August 2018
Downtown Trolley, Santa Clara County VTA, San Jose, California

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The trolley ran along 1st Street in the Historic Old Downtown area of San Jose, California. The southbound tracks ran along 2nd Street in historic old downtown San Jose, California. This particular trolley was Winchester bound. The trolley ran double cars to carry twice as many passengers. In this part of town it ran under a line of trees. View all

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Sunday 19 August 2018
Lyle And Freida, Artist: Jules Muck, An American Artist, Washington Street, Eugene, Oregon

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The artist's signature was painted across the blue tiger's back. It read, "Muck Rock." The mural was painted on the side of a corner store just across Washington Street from the Washington/Jefferson Skatepark in Eugene, Oregon. Jules Muck paints under the street name, "Muck Rock." A pink tiger and and orange slice separated one portrait from the next. The portrait of Frieda was painted next to a window that displayed "25oz Can 1 Extra Oz." A blue tiger was painted at the extreme right of the mural. Next to the blue tiger was a pink rose. A close up shot of the face of Frieda. View all

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Saturday 18 August 2018
Big Red 1974, Artist: Bruce Beasley 1960-, An American Artist, Washington/Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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A shot from behind the sculpture revealed graffiti on the blade. The blade end of the sculpture with x-shapes in the holes. Lots of graffiti covered one of the flat panels on the back of the sculpture. A closer shot of the lower part of the sculpture showed grass stuck to it, and a tiny graffiti name. A closer shot of the way the metal pieces fit together, cleanly welded edge to edge. A shot from the back of the sculpture at its non-blade end. Notice the neighborhood beyond the sculpture. A long blade of dull metal stuck out from one end of the sculpture. View all

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Friday 17 August 2018
Mural 8 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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Two American kestral birds stood on the rocky hill and gazed at each other. An American kestral nest was on a rocky hill overlooking a slice of river. The blue/green of the river reflected sunlight to highlight the rocks of the hill. A slice through a river revealed many fish. A cloudy sky lay over the rocky hill, alternating between sunlight and shadow. View all

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Thursday 16 August 2018
Mural 7 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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An otter dove deep in search of shellfish. Instead it found a sunken skateboard. Beams of sunlight broke the surface of the river. That and people on shore suggest this was a warm day. Painted on a freeway support under the freeway was an underwater scene. A family on a relaxed day on shore. The man gazed down into the water. One of the children fished with a pole. A dog swam on the surface of the river. View all

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Wednesday 15 August 2018
Mural 6 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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Ducks hid in tall grass to the right of a spiral staircase. Two Canada Geese and one kildeer stood in a grass field next to a spiral staircase. An abstract building floated over grassland next to a typical northwestern forest. Stairs ended inside the shapes. A bare i-beam appeared as an unfinished shape element. The building was created from abstract shapes. A flowering vine grew up through the building's shapes. A spiral staircase lacked a safety rail. The stairs ran up from grassland and into a floating building. View all

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Tuesday 14 August 2018
Mural 5 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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The fifth mural was an image of the sea. It lay just beyond the edge of the skatepark, and was partly obscured by the parks concrete forms. The bottom of the mural showed a sea lion swimming under the arched path of a school of fish. A wide shot, edge on, of the mural. The middle of the mural showed birds hovering over a crashing surf. The top of the mural illustrated two ice arches under a stormy sky. View all

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Monday 13 August 2018
Mural 4 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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The fourth mural illustrated a large bird perched on top of a tree stump. The face of the bird looked malevolent and was backed by the rising sun. The body of the bird was filled with gears, all interlocked and turning. The bird was perched on the inverted axial of a skateboard. The wheels were missing. The tree stump had steps embedded in its side, or mushrooms growing on its side. View all

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Sunday 12 August 2018
Mural 3 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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The bottom of the mural resembled a train on six tracks speeding out from the wall. Sadly, it was covered in graffiti. The third mural illustrated a grand and glorious mythical phoenix bird. It flew in spectacular flames. A burning skeleton was drawn below the phoenix bird, and appeared to be the source of its flames. The flames of the phoenix bird just before its mythical demise into ash. View all

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Saturday 11 August 2018
Hats In The 2018 40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade, San Francisco, California

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Two senior folk riding with Ruth's Table wore hats decorated with colorful tissue flowers. The folks marching with Conjunto Folklórico Panamá América wore decorative costumes, each topped with an artistic hat. The kids marching with Buena Vista Horace Mann wore hats decorated with sticks and gems. One of those marching with Club Puertorriqueño de San Francisco wore a mask as a hat. A woman marching with Mextizo Latino Indio-Afro-Mexican Salvadoreno Urbano Hip-Hop wore an exaggerated top hat decorated with white feathers. Those dancing with Esplendor Azteca Xipe Totec wore elaborate feather hats. View all

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Friday 10 August 2018
Mural 2 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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The bottom of the two birds, the larger of the two, dove with beak open and tongue out. It's talons were about to seize graffiti. The smaller and topmost (or perhaps more distant) bird dove with talons extended across the very face of the sun. The second of the eight murals illustrated two birds of prey diving down from high in a fictional sky. View all

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Thursday 09 August 2018
Floats In The 2018 40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade, San Francisco, California

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Instead of a marching band, Mixtiso Latino Indo-Afro-Mexican staged a sitting band on the front of their float. The float for The Church of 8 Wheels (Roller Disco) was in the form of a huge roller skate. The Sherman Elementary float featured colorful slices of fruits and vegetables. 40th Anniversary Cultural Circulo had a lavish float with a sign on the front that read, "Delights by Lisa Bakery." The La Cumbiamba Colombiana featured a lively band with singers and dancers. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts float carried a band. The decorations arched over the band. View all

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Wednesday 08 August 2018
Mural 1 of 8, WJ Skatepark, Washington Jefferson Park, Eugene, Oregon

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The trunk of the tree was gnarlly with a huge knot hole. At the top of the mural, two birds hovered over the nest. The signature for the eight murals was covered in two stickers. It might have been "Maitag W" or "Maltag N" or any of a dozen names. Searching for the obvious variations, yielded no success. The bottom of the tree was a face. Sadly the bottom of the mural was covered in graffiti. The first of eight murals illustrated a stylized bird's nest in a tree. Murals were painted on both sides of four freeway supports that surrounded the Washington Jefferson Skatepark. View all

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Tuesday 07 August 2018
Dancers In The 2018 40th Annual San Francisco, Carnaval Parade, San Francisco, California

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One of the dancers, with Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (Serving Children Youth Families and Seniors Since 1954), performed with a full yellow skirt. Men and women with Instituto de Cultura Raices del Perú alternated in lines while dancing. Dancers with Camparsa Orishá Oya Nike and Grupo performed wearing grass skirts. Dancers with Tradición Peruana Cultural Center performed wearing grass dresses and carrying straw baskets. Dancers with Maracatu Pacifico performed wearing colorful costumes. Kids and adults danced together with the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. View all

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