Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Murals on Balmy Street, San Francisco


We went to The City yesterday to enjoy a one-man play called ‘The Scion’ by Brian Copeland at The Marsh theater in the Mission District.  If you’re in the area, I highly suggest this play and I think it runs for another couple weeks.   It was incredibly good!   Prior to the play we ate at a really great Mexican restaurant…umm yes, one of probably hundreds in the neighborhood, lol, and then walked around a bit.

We found an area called Balmy Alley where there were lots of murals on the walls and we noticed that there were tour guides explaining the murals to visitors.  I decided to put a gallery together containing some of the murals just because they are so vibrant and fun!



Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

63 thoughts on “Murals on Balmy Street, San Francisco

  1. wow, fantastic street art ! beautifully captured.

  2. Your pictures make me want to book my trip to San Francisco!

  3. These are great murals. Well captured 🙂

  4. I live near Toronto where I feel there is some of the best street art. I cannot wait to get rid of the snow and head out to do looking around to see what’s changed! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!

  5. Very colorful – Do these change and were the artists allowed to put them up? – looks like they would have taken some time to do.

  6. Fantastic post Laura. Great images and such an interesting place!

  7. I love street art that consists of more than just ‘tags’. Very nice collection there.

  8. Places like this are so good, and it is great to have places where street artists can do “their” thing.

  9. Lovely captures of fantastic murals. I was in Philadelphia today and saw many beautiful murals myself. They are always inspirational. Thanks for sharing the beauty you saw. Blessings, Robyn

  10. Wonderful photographs of excellent paintings. The color captured is like icing on a cake…great work

  11. Poop. LOL.
    Jack Michaelson too 🙂

  12. Great photos you got there – thanks for sharing.

  13. So many times I have ventured through the Mission enjoying the incredible mural art here. I’m so glad you shared this gallery and inspiring artwork with others. Thank you Laura.

  14. These are fantastic. Great finds Laura. Is that milk carton painted on?

  15. Excellent sequence. Beautiful & vibrant compositions. Captured the energy of the location. 🙂

  16. I’m running out of words to say how great your photo’s are….Loved these

  17. Don’t you just love street art?!!! There’s so much personality here. I’m so glad you shared this with us.

    • I really do love it. I just wish I could go into the downtown areas where the graffiti is more random but I’d probably get shot, lol. Needless to say I was happy when I found this street and I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  18. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Reminds me of the Air Force. Memories…
    Note: Comments disabled here, please comment on their post.

  19. Reblogged this on Shalana Says… and commented:
    Some colourful murals in San Francisco.

  20. Amazing murals, so detailed, they look great!

  21. Lovely photos. Brings a sensation of motivation to the mind. The colors, the arrangements, the sounds of the murals offer in positive vibrations.

    Thank you for sharing this.


  22. These are great photographs. Enjoyed seeing them:)

  23. Beautiful photos! By the way I really like the name of your blog. Life is, after all, the journey of a body on the earth. And who knows what that body will get up to. The cover photo with the inside of the balloon is meaningful as well. Like the feather in Forrest Gump, sometimes we are just floating, never sure where we will end up.

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