Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blue Monday - Artwork and Murals


This shot displays the closeup of the shot below which is a series of tile and stone artwork steps that leads to a landing where the views of San Francisco are amazing. It is located in the Sunset district at Moraga and 16th Avenue. There are hundreds of steps and I wanted to show you a shot of the entire staircase but there were people climbing up and down the stairs while I was there. I didn't want people in the photograph so I snapped a portion of the stairs and the one above with my zoom lens. It is gorgeous to see in person. Here is the website to the info on the project.


A portion of the staircase.


I always like homes that have some type of artwork displayed for everyone to see. It tells me the artistic spirit is alive and well in these neighborhoods.


I went to the cemetery the other day and found this simple painting on the outside of a flower shop. It caught my attention through the grey that envelops your usual cemetery. It brought life and color to the grounds and I liked the simplicity of the artwork.


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26 comments:

rainfield61 said...

The artworks on the staircase is fantastic and beautiful.

Lesley said...

those stairs are amazing! it must have taken an age to finish and now probably attracts even more people to the climb.

lina said...

What lovely artwork. Such a nice and cheery neighborhood to live in. :)

EastCoastLife said...

In San Francisco!? I love the pretty staircase, but I would have a problem climbing it.

EG Wow said...

The stairway is amazing! What a LOT of work! I would very much like to see it in person.

Donnie said...

What lovely and unusual Blue Monday photos. Loved them.

Auntie E said...

I love the staircase. What a great work of art. Happy Blue Monday.

sweetmemoirs said...

nice collection!

SmilingSally said...

Stunning!

Happy Blue Monday.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wonderful photos. We have been to SF twice and never saw these steps. They will have to go on our to do list next trip. I am sharing part of my 100th blog giveaway today so hope you can come by! Blessings Debbie

travel photos said...

nice to see the artwork and mural works. the tile artworks on the stairs seems amazing

leavesnbloom said...

wow those steps are amazing - I love seeing mosaics and that's quite unusual to have lovely coloured pictures at a graveyard.

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow this is amazing murals. Love it!
BM-At the store

chubskulit said...

Wow very beautiful details.

Blue at Spice Up Your Life, have A nice Monday!

Ann said...

those stairs are amazing. So pretty. I like the decoration on that house too. very artistic.

Kass said...

Love those stairs. They remind me of an amazing mosaic display at someone's home in the Hollywood Hills.

Dave said...

thats ART!

Gary said...

WOW! this is cool!

MedaM said...

This really looks very beautiful and impressive. The stairs looks amazing, indeed! Great post!

Johnny Nutcase said...

those steps are awesome! what a great idea , i love it!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks Rainfield, I always love going by there.

Lesley, it does attract many people, I don't remember how long it took to complete. I'll have to check that out one of these days.

Lina, thank you, it is pretty unique out here.

Ecl, yeah it is in the heart of the Sunset district in SF.

EG, yes, very detailed work and you'd love it in person.

Donnie, thank you so much for visiting and commenting.

Auntie E, thank you.

sweet memoirs, thanks so much

Smiling Sally, thank you

Debbie, yeah, they are not on the official tourism brochures but still a fun spot to visit and get some amazing views at the top. I'll come visit today.

Travel photos, they are amazing to see. Thanks.

leavesinbloom, yes, it made the cemetery much more colorful.

Kim, thanks

Chub, thank you.

Ann, thanks, I too love artwork on houses.

Kass, I wish I were in the Hollywood hills :)

Dave, it sure is, thank you

Gary, yes it is pretty cool. thanks.

MedaM, thanks so much, it's a favorite of mine.

Johnny, Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words.

maiaT said...

What a fantastic artwork that staircase is. Was this a collective work or just one artist's?

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Maia, it was pretty much a collective. Here is the website where you can learn all about it. http://www.tiledsteps.org/

RNSANE said...

The steps are beautiful though I'd have one he#% of a time climbing them. As always, the picturesque houses outweigh those "antiques" we've seen in some of the Sunset neighborhoods!

***Icy BC said...

Beautiful design, colors, and fantastic steps! Houses with artwork are wonderful to see, I agree..

DoanLegacy said...

Those steps are gorgeous! Beautiful colors, and fantastic artwork around your neighborhood.