San Diego loves its murals. I do believe San Diego (and its suburbs) has more murals than any other place in the world. Just when I think I have seen and taken a picture of every mural on a specific street, the next time I go down that street, there’s a new mural. How come I never see anyone painting these murals? Some are so big and so complicated that it has to take more than a day, maybe even more than a week in some cases.
El Cajon Boulevard, a 10-mile east/west historic thoroughfare that has been around forever, has murals on every building I think, so recently I stopped to take pictures of some of the new ones that had magically appeared.
I chose the corner at 30th Street & El Cajon because, at 2947 El Cajon Boulevard is a Thrift Trader. Check out all the murals on their building:
Someone did think they could make a small improvement to the mural third from the bottom by adding “Donald scum not my president” to it. Hmmm. They might have succeeded…………..LOL
San Diego has more murals than any place I’ve ever been, and Ocean Beach is, by far, the most mural-friendly neighborhood of San Diego.
It’s a neighborhood that seems stuck, happily, in the late 1960s, so if you need to relive that time of your life, just come to San Diego, call me to be your docent for the day, and we’ll have some fun.
Here is one mural that I found recently:
Newport Avenue Optometry occupies the building while that specific parking lot is for customers of USA Gasoline.
I guess if one can’t read the TOW AWAY sign, one can always walk right in to Newport Avenue Optometry and have the problem taken care of….