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Out & About San Diego—Is “Donald scum not my president” an improvement?

Out & About San Diego

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.The Boulevard, San Diego, California

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:

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Murals on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

Mural on Thrift Trader building, 30th St @ El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA

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

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Here a mural, there a mural

Out & About

It would be fun just to drive around San Diego County all day and take pictures of the billions and billions and billions of murals.

Here is one that is two stories tall and many, many parking spaces long:

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I had to take 32 pictures to get the complete mural and then have Photoshop merge them together to get the panorama. You can click on the picture to see a larger version.

The wonderful people who created the mural:

img_2377 solana beach mural stampPictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

And its location:

mural location

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Non-standard requirements of buying Ocean Beach real estate

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Ocean Beach is one of San Diego’s more popular neighborhoods.

I’m pretty sure that if one buys real estate in Ocean Beach, the purchase contract has a clause that requires you to have a mural, and the clause survives the termination of the contract.

Here are seven examples:

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img_0094 appletree mural ocean beach stamp

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img_0109 ocean beach utility box mural stamp

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img_0115 ocean beach mural stamp

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img_0116 ocean beach mural stamp

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img_0122 ocean beach mural stamp

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Ocean Beach

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Ocean Beach mural

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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:

IMG_0187 ocean beach mural

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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….

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Ocean Beach

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