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Instagramming Street Art in San Francisco – Take 1.

sanfranciscostreetart 1 - Instagramming Street Art in San Francisco - Take 1.
(Last Updated On: November 11, 2018)

My love for street art began in Europe. My all time favorite street art (mostly because it features Star Wars references) comes out of Poland – specifically Szczecin and Krakow. Berlin’s street art isn’t so bad either!

So whenever and wherever I travel, I love nothing more than walking through a city photographing street art. It’s an interesting way to get to know the city you’re visiting.

I spent last weekend hanging out in San Francisco and was delighted to take these Instagram street art pictures in North Beach, the Mission and Dogpatch neighbourhoods.

Let’s start with the street art in North Beach, San Francisco’s Italian neighbourhood and where the Beat writers like William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac used to hang out.

This my friends, is an instance of non other than Banksy himself! Yep, yep, yep.

San Francisco Street Art

There are books in the air and everywhere. Love the musical themed mural in the background as well.

San Francisco Street Art

This can be found along a wall in Jack Kerouac Alley.

San Francisco Street Art

A Beat writer quote and also, very true.

San Francisco Street Art

The Mission District is home to some of San Francisco’s very best street art.

San Francisco Street Art

One might say I found my Personal Jesus in the Mission.

San Francisco Street Art

So while this is not typical street art like stencils, stickers or spray painted images, I couldn’t help but love these sidewalk fixtures. So disturbing yet really freaking cool!

San Francisco Street Art

Thought these dog paw prints were a cute touch in San Francisco’s lesser explored but hip and cool Dogpatch neighbourhood.

San Francisco Street Art

I call this post “take one” because believe or not, I have EVEN MORE photos of San Francisco street art to show you. Stay turned for my next post – I know you just can’t wait!

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  • Reply Adam July 6, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Nice to see these photos. I wish I had more time in San Francisco when I was there last year, but I was so focused on the burritos I completely missed the street art.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard July 6, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Adam – “I was so focused on the burritos I completely missed the street art.” You’re so cute! 🙂

  • Reply fotoeins | Henry July 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    While burritos in the Mission are a worthy undertaking, you’ve noted some key works of art, especially at the corner of Broadway and Columbus!

  • Reply Cheryl Howard July 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Henry – I feel like I missed out by not having burritos now. I did have some Mexican weirdly enough in North Beach though! I’m so in love with this city, could definitely live there for a while.

  • Reply Laura @Travelocafe July 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Nice way to use the Instagram App. Your photos there start to make a greater and great wonderful collection.

    • Reply Cheryl Howard July 14, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Laura – Thank you so much! It was so much fun to explore the city through it’s street art.

  • Reply Jemma July 12, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Those street arts are cute and funny. I love the one with dog foot prints. This gives me an idea to also take photos of street arts here in our place. 😉

    • Reply Cheryl Howard July 13, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Jemma – Indeed! The dog foot prints are especially cute.

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