the mission, one of the richest neighborhoods on this planet.
its wealth is measured in culture, diversity, art, and spectacular food.
walls, doors, sidewalks and just about any exposed surface is a potential canvas awaiting an artist’s touch.
fruit stands, bookstores and cafes abound at any given corner.
walking down valencia street, you can find delightful food from just about any given ethnicity.
colorful storefronts catch the eyes with all kinds of curiosities.
biking around, this mural grabbed my attention.
the struggle of an overworked, under-appreciated and abused people to hold on to their roots and their dignity shone through the brilliant pigments on the wall.