Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday scenes and scenery:
Bethany Center Senior Housing murals

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San Francisco's Mission District has a lot of murals. My pick for the most original blend of building with art are the ones on the undistinguished boxy apartment block that is Bethany Center Senior Housing. I don't know anything about this place except what is on the website -- but I love it that they say they want to be more than "a reliable landlord." In San Francisco, a reliable landlord is a marvelous thing!

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It would be pretty cool to live behind a window with this figure on its outside.

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Or this very San Franciscan snapshot of another time.

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This fellow could easily be a current resident.

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They are having almost too good a time!

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At ground level, artist Dan Fontes painted a ticket window in an exit alcove along with his credits. He called this enormous project "¡Salud!"
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