When you’re in Carlsbad Village, it’s hard not to notice the many great murals along the streets and alleys of this pleasant beach town. For a long time, I’ve told my wife “One of these days, I’m going to photograph all of the Carlsbad murals around the village.” Well, yesterday we did just that – hopped on our RadRovers, and enjoyed a meandering ride throughout the village, seeing all of the murals we knew of and many more than we expected.
Above: The mural covering the side of The Foundry Artist Studio is perhaps one of the largest, and most photorealistic of the bunch.
I’m not sure I found all of murals in the area, but certainly most of them. Our ride covered the area of Carlsbad Village between the freeway and the beach. We found 27 murals, although one is largely comprised of a sticker and another is a mural-worthy door. You can easily see them all on foot or by bike, and it’s a great way to explore downtown Carlsbad and appreciate the talented artists we have decorating our awesome little village.
At each mural we found, I snapped a picture with my phone, to capture the GPS coordinates of the mural, and then used my Canon R6 with a wide angle lens to try and do the mural justice.
The red pins on the map are the locations of the murals I photographed and you can use this “Carlsbad Mural map” I created in Google to explore them on your own, which I highly recommend. Click here to view the live mural map list on Google.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick little tour of Carlsbad murals. If you’re able, get out and see them for yourself!