Clarion Alley, Mission District, San Francisco


I had the pleasure of visiting San Francisco last weekend for the first time. I thoroughly enjoyed it and only wish I had had more time there. I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in 28 years, a fellow photo-lover, who took me to this alley, knowing I would love it. I have to say it was almost overwhelming. There were more alleys somewhere, but I didn’t even want to see them when I was through this one. It was just so much to see – loads of color and powerful messages. I couldn’t take much more in! But of course I had to keep shooting. I may have to break this up into a few posts because there is so much to see.

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I’m having trouble using WordPress lately. I would like the photos to be larger, but I don’t have time, nor patience, to deal with it right how. I’d rather just get these images out. Anyway, forgive the small images and lousy set up. Maybe I should shop for a new theme. Someday.

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This artist was being interviewed by an Australian guy while we were touring the alley. That’s my son on the left in the frame, the artist Kuba in the middle, and the interviewer on the right. Kuba is standing in front of his piece. I have included it from a couple angles so you can see all of it.

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I was happy to see some of Jeremy Novy’s koi stencils out here in San Francisco. He graciously allowed me to interview him when he was living in Milwaukee a couple years ago. He has since gone back to California and is still painting his koi, among other cool stuff. I always enjoy seeing his koi around Milwaukee, several installations of which are around town.

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Even the street itself is full of artwork. There were some sculptures as well and stickers and stencils galore.

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I will stop here for now and go prepare a second post. See you soon!

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2 responses to “Clarion Alley, Mission District, San Francisco

  1. Wonderful series, Ann! Yes, the pics could be larger, however, when I wanted to see more detail, I just clicked on the pic & got a nice big photo!
    Thanks for sharing your exciting trip to a San Fran alley!

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