The city of San Jose, California, was founded to supply agricultural provisions to the missions and presidios (garrisons that protected the missions) of San Francisco and Monterey. In the Parque de Los Pobladores (Park of the Settlers) in San Jose is a monument commemorating the first settlers to […]
Outside the San Jose Repertory Theatre is the Oionos sculpture by Douglas Hollis and I must have passed it a hundred times. It was only today that I realized that the writing on it is not designed to be read by humans; at least, not humans on the […]
Some new murals for your viewing pleasure. I have included photos of the artists’ signatures because I didn’t trust myself to read some of them accurately.
In a short walk today around my neighbourhood I discovered that there are now two very large multi-family residential buildings in construction and almost completed. When they are occupied, this area will take on a very different character. As the new buildings go up, some of the older […]
When I drove Jamie to the airport yesterday, we went through downtown San Jose and I noticed a few things that were new to me. So, today I went back to snap a few photos near Market Street and San Pedro Square. The first new thing I noticed […]
This year’s Rust Magic Street Mural Festival in Edmonton contributed two huge murals to walls on 118th Avenue. One is at the Edmonton District Family Support Association and the other is at Optimum Auto Service. In addition, a few other small street murals popped up at the Carrot […]
While walking on 103rd Avenue in Edmonton, I came across a wonderful collection of murals on a cinderblock structure by the service entrance to the Bell Tower high rise office building. I don’t know what the structure is for, but it is large, rectangular, and has no windows […]