A couple of weekends ago, some photographer friends and I did a walk through the new Golden State Warriors’ basketball team’s new home, the $1.6 Billion Chase Arena, in San Francisco and then headed out to the Mission District as they prepared for the Day of the Dead festival and parade. The day started with a sunrise shoot, then we reassembled for the walk which lasted several hours and over seven miles of walking (at least it felt like that to my feet and I called it quits around 3:30 p.m.).
At the Mission District, there are some alleyways with wall murals on both sides of the alley (I think Jan featured some doors on an earlier post) so I’ll save my finds for perhaps a rainy day. However, we encountered a wall muralist in action (she was actually taking a lunch break when we saw her work and I got her to pose with her wall mural while we passed through). Her name is Elaine Chu, and she has a partner that owns a company called Twin Walls Mural Company.
This the wall that Elaine was painting as I first encountered it on our walk. Can’t say enough about the artists that are being hired to bring new life to a district that has seen better days after millions of people have passed though as residents, visitors and tourists over the years.
This is Elaine as I persuaded her to pose with her artwork.
A look at an artist’s tools.
And, to feature that hidden door for this Thursday Doors post; Thursday Doors is the genius creation of our Canadian friend, Norm Frampton. Feel free to join in by posting a door or doors which is shared with people around the world.
Adding a P.S.; here’s an image of the sunrise that we shot that morning with the SF City Skyline.
Thank you for visiting my post and thanks again to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website that gives us bloggers an outlet to let our thoughts be put on paper or in this case, web space. For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.