The Great Wall of China

This is a classic style Graffiti Mural. It has an image & writing.

This is part of the Seven Wonders of the World series in Chinatown east.

Recently, Professional Moron posted a book review on the book: The Great Wall of China: by Franz Kafka. Below is an image of the wall that goes with the post. Click on the pic to go to that post.

Many facts about the Great Wall are spelled out in the post, and it definitely worth reading.

Pics taken by Resa – April 22, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: This painting is part of a project of 7 wonders of the world. Mike Kennedy became project coordinator. Many  artists, including students  were involved.

62 thoughts on “The Great Wall of China

  1. This is amazing. Love the colors it’s very accurate , they did a spectacular job! I read the book review on PM would love to read. I love the works of Kafka. Great job Resa, if it’s there you will catch it. ♥️

        1. I know, I know no roll re: the non-catcher’s mitt, but my nails, my nails! Ah yes, they are a pastel mint green today. If only I never had to comb my hair or apply make-up, but nails could be the benchmark, then I could be be a deck chair. ❤

            1. French??? What’s a French Nail? Mine are 1950’s movie star glamorous style that my mom taught me. Okay, my hands look a bit like chicken feet, but my nails are simply marvelous! x ❤
              French sounds exotic. I might be jealous, depending.

                    1. I remember, now. I went and gave N the smooch of a lifetime when I saw it.
                      So ….. your nails are marvelous. 🍷🍷
                      You can’t be putting those in a catcher’s mitt. Unless, are you using bee’s wax? 🐝

  2. Thanking you muchly, madam! I haven’t had a pingback, for whatever reason, so I’m going to reblog this thing like the crazy fool I am!

    I visited the Great Wall in 2007, h’actually, as a fresh faced youth of 22. Epic experience, but spoiled slightly as there were so many tourists. Managed to find a quiet spot, though, which made it more profound. Innit.

    1. WHAT??? No Pingback notification? Check in comments in your WP admin comments.
      Well I’ve never!!! At least Chandler Ping has backed it!
      OBOY, a reblog!
      How wonderful that you got to visit the Great Wall. Congrats, dear Alex. 😀 ❤

  3. Reblogged this on Professional Moron and commented:
    Bonjour, readers! A special treat this merry Friday for you all – following on from our Great Wall of China book review (Franz Kafka), apparently there’s Great Wall graffiti out there in the legendary Toronto of that there Canada. Bask in the glory of spray painted excellence – go forth and enjoy!

    1. Aww, thank you! So, I guess it’s serendipity that I found a Great Wall mural, and you posted about Kafka’s Great Wall. We are definitely Great together. (See what I did there? Clever?) 😀 ❤

        1. Some wear the masks …. some don’t, that is for sure. Whether or not, they are all very cute! not that cuteness is any kind of a prerequisite for talent. Well….

                1. Yeeesss, but then it breaks apart AND … so that’s not a mask underneath the mask?
                  Look how I have broken many grammar rules. I love being a rebel, like Arnie.

  4. OH MY GOODNESS!! I am blown away by not only what I saw but by the accurateness of this art! Oh to have been able to actually see this wall in person. Resa, glorious job with the photography and do eat that chicken soup! Sorry to hear about the achoo! 😘

    1. Considering this is outdoor wall art, it is all you say.
      Thank you for your compliment on my photography! That means a lot coming from you.
      I’m sure you would have done something better with your lenses. Another humble thank you! x🌹o

      1. I consider you to be one of the most talented and gifted artists that I have the honor to know, Resa. Please don’t sell yourself short! You are an incredible incredible woman! 🤗

    1. It’s crazy and wonderful what one can find on the walls, fences, garage doors and more of Toronto.
      This is an interesting comment to me, because I was almost confused in real life when I found this. It was so big and difficult to see. Perhaps the problem was that I could only stand as far back as the space allowed, therefore the whole image was difficult to interpret. Nonetheless, it seems to have translated better in the pics! Thank you for coming by, enjoying street art, and giving this post a thumbs up! 🎵 😀 🎵

  5. That was very interesting, Resa. I popped over to the Professor’s hmm… hmm… blog and checked out the videos (I love pictures) and found them very inspiring (whilst eating brunch at the local mall). Not only did I enjoy what I saw and read, but I also enjoyed smashed avo on toast… yum!
    Who said you can’t ‘have it all’… 😉 😉
    xoxoxo

    1. Yes, the Professor is quite the unique find. He vacillates between the sublime and the ridiculous. 😀 Lol! 😀
      YUM, avo on toast! One of my faves.
      You had it all! 😀 xoxoxo

  6. Lovely wall on a wall ! China Cat says that it used to be her stomping ground. I don’t believe a word of it ! Love and hugs. Ralph xoxoxo ❤

  7. This is wonderful. I love the way the writing stops at the stairs as if it’s a hedge of colorful graffiti. Big project but you showed us all of it. Really excellent.

    1. Thank you GiGi!
      It was a big project.
      What’s interesting to me is that you like the writing. Many don’t these days. It is an older graffiti style that has lost a lot of popularity. I’ve always adored it, and I see it making a comeback .:D

  8. Interesting how the artist used two contrast styles on this mural — that is images of the wall & surrounding area with the edgy bottom border. It works for me! Good find, Resa!

    1. I like it, too! I call it a graffiti mural. Without the graf writing at the bottom, it would be a mural. It was a very good find!

  9. I love the scale both of the art and the size of the canvas it finds itself on. I love the mountains too, a fitting tribute to an epic piece of building.

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