Balmy Street Murals, San Francisco, California

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One of the most interesting places we visited in San Francisco was Balmy Alley in the Mission District. All along both sides of the street are colorful depictions of life of every sort.


According to the website www.balmyalley.com, “The murals began in the mid-80’s as an expression of artists’ outrage over human rights and political abuses in Central America. Today the alley contains murals on a myriad of styles and subjects from human rights to local gentrification and Hurricane Katrina.”

The art is beautifully done and worth a liesurely stroll or guided tour. Unfortunately for us it was POURING when we got there so we had to settle for several drive bys while looking out wet windows. 

My favorite mural was this 3D one depicting a woman in childbirth. I love the colors and the message, but mostly I love it because it makes me giggle a little. Enjoy!

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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