We’re going to start a series of some very instagrammable-worthy photo spots in San Francisco – 25 in all! Some more known and popular, some lesser known. Being that San Francisco is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, there’s quite a bit to choose from. So, if I left some off that are favorites, please leave them in the comments.
These are some of my personal favorites:
#1 of 25 – Mission Murals in Balmy Alley
Balmy Alley is a one-block long alley that one of the best places to see the amazing murals in the Mission District. The fact that they are all concentrated in one block makes it easy to view it and take pictures in a short period of time and then move on to your next instagrammable spot. (Just keep in mind that the murals are considered copyrighted works of art, and should be used for your personable enjoyment only.)
The murals started surfacing in the mid 1980’s as an expression of the artists’ outrage over human rights and political abuses happening in Central America during this period. Today, there are murals that cover a wide range of social issues ranging from local gentrification (a big issue the alley contains murals on a myriad of styles and subjects from race to local gentrification. What’s cool is that the murals are changing all the time, so come see it again, even if you’ve seen it before. You might see something new!
Location: Balmy Alley between 24th and 25th Streets in the Mission District. You can take public transportation (Muni or Bart) and walk a block or two. Or better yet, you can take Beeba and your driver drop you off to take your Instagram photos before you move on to the next spot!
Pro tip: Come during Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Nov 2. There is a parade every year that ends in Balmy Alley. And people get dressed up in costume and make elaborate altars in the park to honor recently deceased friends and family members.
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