Looking east towards the Diablo Mountain Range from the Guadalupe Creek Trail in San Jose as the sun goes down behind us. Actually, as the sun falls back behind us in our travels. Standing here, in San Jose, looking east, we are traveling at 825 miles per hour towards that sky just beyond the horizon. The sky, stars, and sun all flying by as we spin around the earth’s axis. I imagine it like we are in a convertible going straight ahead to the east and the sky above is flying towards us and over us, then lost behind us over that west horizon until we complete our circle and come back around to here in 24 hours. Want to know how fast you are traveling when you stand in the place where you are? You can find out by reading this linked page of this website.
Mural by artist Xiangfei Bai (https://byfwfxf.wixsite.com/baibai/), painted with local youth and volunteers, found at Hellyer County Park close to Cottonwood Lake.
Mural by artist Paul J. Gonzalez (https://pauljgonzalezartstudios.com/), painted with community volunteers, found near Cottonwood Lake in Hellyer County Park.
Mural by artist Xiangfei Bai (https://byfwfxf.wixsite.com/baibai/), painted with local youth and volunteers, found at Alviso County Park.
These murals were painted live in front of the community while enjoying the 2023 County Fair.
By Hector Covarrubias (https://www.instagram.com/cova____/).
By Driftin (https://driftin.one/produce).
By Arsenio Baca (https://www.abacaart.com/).
By Jessica (https://www.instagram.com/jcaoart/).
By Eddie Ramirez (https://www.eddieramirezart.com/).
By Demetris BAMR Washington (https://www.bamrtheartist.com/).
By Ricardo Richey – APEXER (https://theapexer.com/).
By Robert Nexus-Nexx Ortiz (https://www.instagram.com/og_nexus_408/).
By Jesse Hernandez – Urban Aztec (http://www.jessehernandez.net/).
Norman Chuck – Vogue (https://www.voguesworld.com/).
By Elba Raquel (https://www.elbaraquel.com/).
Here are some fun with a flip phone photos from in and around San Jose. These photos have no added filter effects; this is just how cell phone photos use to look. They are less than 2 megapixels and sometimes look a little like computer generated paintings and sometimes like incredibly detailed versions of foggy dreams.
Bathroom in downtown Santa Cruz food court.
Twin Lakes beach in Santa Cruz.
Cottonwood Lake in Hellyer County Park in San Jose.
A street sign in San Jose.
Bobblehead race at the A’s game in Oakland.
Bubbles in the air from a vendor at the Newark Days festival in Newark.
Eyes, Eyes, Eyes! mural on East San Carlos Street by Frankie McFly (https://www.frankiemcfly.com/).
At the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, there is a building with murals for its cities and towns.
San Jose by Mario Dimas (https://www.instagram.com/mariodimasart/).
Santa Clara by Kelly Detweiler (https://www.instagram.com/kdetweilerart/).
Gilroy by Sheryl Cathers (https://www.instagram.com/sheryl_cathers/).
Los Gatos by Bhavana Misra (https://bhavnamisra.com/).
Palo Alto by Megan Sara Stevens (https://www.artistmegansara.com/).
Mountain View by Scape Martinez (https://www.sm-artgroup.com/).
Sunnyvale by a collaboration of artists; Ketaki Adi, La Vonne Carrick, Angelo Lopez, Deepti Nanawati, Penny Nolan, Kanchan Paranjpe, Jayashree Sadasivan, Neela Shukla, Ishwarryah SR, Jenny Tang.
Los Altos by Morgan Bricca (https://morganmurals.com/).
Campbell by Pam Mossing (https://www.facebook.com/pammossingmurals/photos_by).
Milpitas by Francisco Ramirez (https://www.instagram.com/fco1980/).
Cupertino by Joseph Demaree (https://idiomism.wixsite.com/josephdemaree).
Saratoga by Greg Cheung.
Los Altos Hills by Tanya Fisher (https://www.tanyafisher.art/).
Morgan Hill by Paul J. Gonzalez (https://pauljgonzalezartstudios.com/).
Monte Sereno is at the end of the building and is five murals around a doorway that focus on painter Thomas Kinkade who had lived there. These murals above were by Kachan Paranjpe Khadikar and Ketaki Adi. The following ones were, in the order shown, by Joseph Demaree, Francisco Ramirez, and Lila Gemellos.
“To care for the land”
Mural on West St. John and Marker Street by Taylor Reinhold (https://www.taylorreinhold.com/).