The Mission District – a visual feast of mural art

While researching our recent photography trip to San Francisco and area, we put the Mission District high on our list of things to do. Some Internet guides characterize this area as dangerous to visit, citing frequent shootings and robberies. We’re glad we didn’t listen.

Named for Mission Dolores, founded in 1776, the Mission District is San Francisco’s oldest neighbourhood. The main attractions today are walls and fences decorated with murals, which were initiated by the Chicano Art Mural Movement of the 1970s and inspired by the traditional Mexican paintings made famous by Diego Rivera.

Indeed, while walking around this vibrant neighbourhood we experienced a visual feast of mural art such as we have never experienced before. Almost every street and alley offers stunning pieces of street art.

We captured some of the murals with our Fuji X100s and Fuji X-Pro1. Here are a few images.

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We have downloaded the latest version of Irridient Developer 2.3 and we highly recommend this program for your X-Trans files treatment. This is the only program that does true justice to the Fuji superb X-Trans technology.

 

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