From a friend’s photo (thank you, Daniel!).
The heart of North Beach with shops, restaurants and strip clubs.
In this place was born the beatnik style in the 1950s.
If have you read some books of Jack Kerouak, “On the road” for example, you know that this city is very important for the beat scene.
“It was…it was a really nice atmosphere.
After the grey of the morning fog, the sunlight on the buildings with the shadows, the smell of the Pacific in the nose…”
A beautiful picture to paint, and in this case with two washes only, by the way there are a lot of dry details.
I hope to make a trip to California soon.