Naya Bihana Mural

Balmy Alley in the Mission District of San Francisco has some of the best murals and street art that I have seen. The above is a photograph of one of the most iconic murals of the alley. Naya Bihana (A New Dawn) was completed in 2002 by artist Martin Travers. It commemorates the struggle for freedom in Tibet. It is just one of dozens of murals in the Mission district with a political or social message of struggle and empowerment. Obviously, I walked up and down Balmy Alley and other alleys in the district photographing as many as I could. This is one of my favourites.

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