a mural of a large black face crying with "we remember" and "HIV" written on the side

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

The Mission District in San Francisco is one of my favourite neighbourhoods.  The many murals painted on walls, fences and garages by Latino artists beginning in the 1970’s bring street art and self-expression to life here.  A stroll down Balmy Alley reveals beautifully colourful works that make statements about gentrification, resistance, the AIDS epidemic, the environment, colonialism…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

When I saw this week’s photo challenge I immediately thought of one place:  San Francisco.  On my first visit earlier this year, I definitely did a lot of ascending and descending!  The city’s location on countless hills (well 50, according to Wikipedia), makes it incredibly picturesque and simultaneously quite a workout for those not used to trekking through…