The Art and Architecture of San Francisco has moved to This blog will go back to its original intent, travels of La Principessa
Hayes  Valley - San Francisco
580 Hayes Street

On the side of Hayes & Kabob - a terrific Mediterranean restaurant - there are these bright and happy dog murals.

In front of the restaurant is a parking lot that used to be an "Elder Art Park"  Fortunately, at least these pieces remain.

Because it is a parking lot, I had to shoot this at an angle, but it is called "Hula-hooping Dog" by Delaine Hackney  A local mosaisist, Delaine once owned a dog grooming service, her love of dogs is obvious.

This one is by Christine Heath

At the end of the building, one will find this mural by decorative painter John Baden

Hayes Valley is an amazing place for shopping and dining.  Plan to spend at minimum a half day in the area, if you are coming to visit, do your homework, there are so many restaurants to choose from, and even in these difficult financial times, many times, lines are out the door.

A slight addendum, within days of my shooting these the first one was replaced by this. 

Such is the ethereal nature of art in San Francisco.

I am sharing today at the Creative Exchaange


  1. Truly such original and wonderful works of art!

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. Looks like even on a gray day the world is "sunny" with these amazing murals! Thanks for sharing.


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