Toothpick San Francisco

San Francisco in toothpicks. You’ve got to see this to believe it!


Tenderloin Murals

My friend Lina posted a while ago about her favourite Tenderloin mural. I’m so glad she did because the site she linked to provided me with the photos of my favourite murals which I was never able to get myself.

Also part of the mural which Lina pointed out, is this:

I think it’s such a beautiful image of newness of life in a place that can seem dark and lifeless. The seeds at the bottom are painted by children in the neighbourhood, a wonderful expression of the hope for the future which grows in these young lives.

Another of my favourites is on a building right on the edge of the TL as you walk towards it from Union Square and the more tourist populated areas.

This would be my desire for the people of the TL (with a little Jesus too).

This is probably my most favourite. They repainted it a couple of weeks before I left and replaced it with weird alien robots but I think this summed up the hope of many within the TL so much better. It was right at the end of our block, on the corner of Ellis and Jones, painted on the side of a bar. I walked past it every day but the truth of it never dwindled for me.

“I think people should know more about this place.
There is good people. There is bad people.
So I think I just want people to know that. Just don’t judge a book by its cover. Theres alot more inside”

Church of St. Ignatius

You might remember me raving about the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola in my blogging from Rome – it was the most stunning piece of art/ architecture I’ve ever seen, to put it plainly!

The other night it was featured in a documentary on BBC 4 Baroque! – From St. Peter’s to St.Paul’s. I watched it mainly so I could sit and go, “I’ve been there!” and “I’ve seen that!” but actually it turned out tot be quite interesting and good. No where near as dull as you’d expect an art programme to be.

You can watch it here:

BBC iPlayer – Baroque! – From St Peter’s to St Paul’s: Episode 1.

But I seriously recommend watching the part from the Church of St.Ignatius – it starts at about 39:30. Beautiful.