Monday, January 17, 2011

Graffitti Work - Its Over the Top

While I was visiting some fun and exciting places in the city (sfo) early in  January, I happened to see an exciting alleyway in one of my favorite haunts on Valencia Street. In fact there's alot of artwork on painted buildings all over the neighborhood which makes it a very visual area to walk through and see whats new or changed on a particular building.  Here are a few of my favorites from the many you can see on this street.

Not seeing any official name for this long alleyway, I'm dubbing it graffiti alley and its pretty cool -  I let the images speak for themselves.

The message in this work just says it all.....

Here I am hanging out with some new friends I identify with....I think we may have alot of things in common.

All the works are quite fantastical if I can say this word - a little fantasy alot magical.

The imagination is just over the top and the amount of craftsmanship and detail with all this artwork quite amazing, don't you think?

even the little details and added window boxes have so much humor in this this expansive installation.


I think I like this work the best, I seem to fit right in....colorwise that is :)

I love seeing fun public art like this especially when you just happen upon it. Valencia Street in San Francisco is just one of those exciting places where you can see this happening all the time.

This is my world visit on Tuesday to visit other worlds go to


  1. Hi Noel, these are very beautiful murals. I think this is one way of artists expression of their art. It is also an avenue of free advertisement.

    I also have some posts of LA's murals last week.

  2. The colours are magnificent! Thank you for sharing them.

  3. These really are fun, beautiful murals, Noel! I love them and what a great street to wander around on! It is it's own very individual art form! Delightful! Hope you have a great week!


  4. Great photos! So vibrant with color. I have never seen graffiti this beautiful. Thanks for showing it to us.

  5. These are amazing, Noel. I wonder if there is a story behind them. There must be a who and a why and how many artists. I have lots of questions for which I will probably never get answers.

  6. Thank you Noel, for showing these amazing paintings. Actually they are modern murals and really works of art. You are right to take photos of them. It's a pity when they disappear.

  7. Wonderful graffitti! I love it!
    Thank´s for sharing!

  8. Hi Noel. These paintings are awesome. I usually don´t like graffiti, but I have to admit this looks like art :-) My trip to the US this Christmas was just awesome. NYC, Frisco, LA and Vegas. Now back in Sweden we start planning a new trip. We actually talk about Hawaii. Oahu and Maui to start with. Just start saving travel money again ;-) Thanks for stepping by and please do have a great week.

  9. I, too, love seeing them!!! They are all great and I really enjoyed seeing them!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.


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