Alors voilà, un document qui nous a servi de guide… désolée c’est anglais, mais si vous ne comprenez pas l’anglais, juste ouvrez les yeux … et regardez …
*Turn right into Balmy Alley, walk to the end : a street only 1 block long that resembles a pedestrian walkway. Balmy Alley has nearly 30 murals, the highest concentration in the Mission.
The Murals of Balmy Alley: The murals on the back fences and garage doors of this quite alley have been created over three decades, from 1971 to the present. Some show the weathered charm of their many years; others are worn that they are barely discernible; and still others are bright and new.
même les poubelles ne viennent pas rompre ce charme latinos ..
The mural ‘Low Riding Madness’ celebrates low-rider culture (and it even includes a low-rider bicyclist.) ‘Latino Pride’ is collaboration between a spray-can artist and a muralist using traditional acrylic paints.
On the corner, at “La Gallinita” Belmar Meat Market, is a mural of two mythic Mexican figures: Popocatepetl, a warrior, and Ixtaccihuatl, the daughter of the emperor. Their love was ill-fated, and as Ixtaccihuatl lay dying, the lovers lie side by side outside Mexico City, together forever. These Figures appear in many Mission murals, for this is a very popular Mexican love story.
This center conducts mural tours and workshops, and the friendly folks behind the counter provide Mission District cultural and business information. Feel free to stop in to look at the mural-covered walls, check out the colorful mural postcards, or pick up a map that identifies the 84(?) murals in the Mission District
et à l’arrivée retour à la voiture …. le tour est bouclé … plein les yeux ….
and we miss several walls located a few blocks away : and check out this web site : it was a little bit to far …
Voilà, c’était par une belle journée de juillet 2011, juste avant mon départ de la baie ….
The more I see, the more I like …