Painted Ladies San Francisco

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The Painted Ladies in San Francisco California. In 1963, San Francisco artist Butch Kardum began combining intense blues and greens on the exterior of his Italianate-style Victorian house. His house was criticized by some, but other neighbors began to copy the bright colors on their own houses. Kardum became a color designer, and he and other artists / colorists such as Tony Cataletich, Bob Buckner, and Jazon Wonders began to transform dozens of gray houses into Painted Ladies. By the 1970s, the colorist movement, as it was called, had changed entire streets and neighborhoods. This process continues to this day.

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Comments (112)

Ferlancor Pano Yes on December 6, 2014

Excellent capture and composition; beautiful houses and marvelous image.

LK&FV 74/46.

Kind regards and nice Sunday.


tatiana bakova on December 9, 2014

Tale town! Best of. Tatiana.

Karl Pallinger on December 10, 2014

perfekt Joe!!!!!!!!!!!!! L+F viele Grüße, karl

Deodato Lourenḉo on December 17, 2014

Thank you dear friends whom left the kind words and the YSL's 47/75!

Bach Quatre on January 8, 2015

Magnifica foto. Like+Fav.

Saludos, Ernesto.

Michail Bakker on January 9, 2015

Interesting picture, and I never knew those facts about the houses!

YsL and best regards from Canada



Красивое фото! F+L, Fen

Aqua2010 on January 11, 2015

Great work of this wonderful place!!!
Greetings, Enrica

Deodato Lourenḉo on January 15, 2015

Deep thanks dear Friends for the kind words and for the YSL's 51*/79!

Zygmunt Borowski on January 27, 2015

Beautiful photo of beautiful houses - like

_ I cordialy greet from Poland - Zygmunt

The Red on March 8, 2015

Bello questo contrasto e complimenti. Ciao, Nello

Felix M. on August 10

Favorit & Like :-)

Greetings from Germany, Felix

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 30, 2013
  • Attribution
    by Deodato Lourenḉo
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Taken on 2013/09/14 13:14:25
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 2.00 EV
    • No flash