It’s old, crumbling and wonderful!
This mini-mural runs along a 2 foot high cement support for a wrought iron fence.
This tiger is the first image. All images are separated by wheels.
As it was ground level, & only 2 feet high, a lot of crouching and hunching was involved in capturing this.
I am presenting these images left to right in order, except for the opening peacock pic. Peacock was the perfect showy piece to open with.
Then, the mini-mural wrapped the corner with elephants.
Now the Peacock.
The lotus was the final image.
The very beginning and very end had these guards.
Pics Taken by Resa – March 11, 2018
The Artist is unknown at this time.
This is the front end. I just could not do panos as I went along. My back was not happy with the crouching and hunching, nor were the Sunday strollers.
51 thoughts on “Mini-Mural Magic in Little India”
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Here is another reblog from Resa. I believe that the wall art label as from Little India is from Toronto. I believe that the who and why of the artist would make it much more interesting. Is it folks that lived there or their kids that never saw it and yearn for the experience?
I wish I knew who & the how/why of the artist, too! However, it’s fabulous, and obviously the community adores it. TY for the RB!
Simple while emphasizing an aspect of a culture. The peacock is awesome!
I adore the peacock, too….. and the tiger. (I’m a cat person) I believe I replied to this earlier, but who knows where it went? The cultural aspect is a huge bonus!
What a magnificent wrap-around mural! Gorgeous.
I agree, Dale! ❤
Love it! Especially the tiger part 🙂
Tiger one… to Ellen… Come in Tiger One… 😀
Love the Tiger
Me too! Purrr!
Oh, I just love the Peacock but it’s all amazing , thanks Resa ❤
Yeah, the peacock is fabulous!!! ❤
I love them all, but the blue peacock is my favorite. I love those birds. ❤
You did a great job taking difficult pictures, that’s for sure. I love the tiger. The whole mural is so interesting, with so many different images, all protected by guards at each end. Just wonderful.
Thanks, Gi, it was worth all the crouching and hunching! LOL!! It is a very fab work!
Interesting, images could they represent royalty?
i’ve been taking images of tags in the hood,
most time they go straight to twitter;
Will check them out!
No, i was talking about the image that you placed up?
i gave you my link, because most i just twitter my tags an wall paintings..
Right back at you…
All very sweet, Resa.
The peacock, tiger and lotus flower are all national emblems of India. Of course, the elephant is revered highly, especially in the Hindu religion. It makes me think the occupants must love their treasured homeland enormously to surround themselves with such loved symbols. It would be so interesting to hear from someone with this connection. 🙂
😀 Interesting about the emblems! I knew about the reverence for elephants, as it should be.
Little India in Toronto is a wonderful and colorful place. I always adore going there. 😀 😀 xoxoxo
India, a country I would love to visit at some point. This is some great art so evocative of the country.
The art is evocative of the country, and yet, this is in Canada. I like living in a multicultural city. It’s enriching. 😀
For Sure!!!!! ❤
I think your gymnastic exercises have been rewarded, the photos are beautiful, a small … but very nice mural.
I adore that exotic country, its people and its millenary culture.
I never thought of myself as a gymnast, maybe more like a contortionist! LOL! Hugs y besos!
No pressure, but I put you up for the Sunshine Blogger award 🙂
Thank you! 😀
Wow! Looks like Toronto has amazing street art! I have family there and now I really do want to visit!
You would not be disappointed about the street art! I’ll send you street art route info if you come.
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Thanks for capturing the peacock in all its beauty! The Taj Mahal is really nice too.
Love the peacock!!! ❤
The photography is spot on beautiful ray of colors and such creativeness. 🙂
Like you, dear Charlie…. a ray of colors, creativity and cleverness. 😀 ❤
Awww….Resa, you are wonderful and full of creativity and beauty. Bless your heart my friend. How have you been? Hope all is well.
All is well, but winter persists!!!! I hope one day you will read one of my books. Much love, Resa. xo
Delighted to see India through you. The artist has shown almost everything one associate with India.
The wheels could be representing Ashoka Chakra which is seen on the national flag. The sculpture depicts an Apsara ( celestial nymph) writing a love letter.
Wah India! Wah Resa!
Ahh.. an Apsara! I was wondering about that image.
I was hoping you would have positive words for this post. I totally thought of you when I found it!
Thank you, and Wah Sidran! Wah India!
The pleasure is all mine, Resa.
As always, I so much value your documentation of this ephemeral art! And in addition today, I love geting the insight you give into the hardships you need to master in doing this highly important and inspiring job.
Thank you, Arletta! I appreciate your visits. I do visit your blog occasionally, but it’s not a WP blog…per se, and there is no Follow button. Nonetheless, I appreciate! _resa
Hmm… should I be calling you Ellington instead of Arletta?
I like how the wheels connect each of the images. And the tiger is fantastic!
Agree, and the tiger purrs! ❤ xo
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Beautiful! It shows the seductive magic of India.
Beautifully art depicting many symbols of a culture. The vibrant colors given each image look traditional. A really nice post of great photographs, Resa.