2 Cat Garage

I’ve heard of 2 car garages, but this is my first 2 cat garage.

Unfortunately, there were pathetic tags on the cats’ foreheads.

I used a touch up tool, and as amateur as it is, I am posting because I adore this sweet piece.

Pics taken by Resa – May 6, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Andrea M.

Thank you to Neil P. & Hannah S.

Jazz Jive Jitterbug

On a Bell Tel box is this fab tribute to Jazz.

Below is the front (east side) of the box as you walk up the street.

Let me spin you round, starting on the south side of the box, which is a female sax player. I adore the silhouette style.

Then, it’s around to the west side, and 3 more musicians, trumpet, singer and upright bass.

The north end is plain, with the artists signature. (shown at end of post)

Then it’s back to the east side, where the dancers are in color.

Pics taken by Resa, July 30, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: K. Roberts

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# Free Oleg Sentsov

It’s been a long, long time since I found heavily political street art in Toronto.

This piece is on an indiscriminately tagged stretch of construction site board fence.

Sentsov is a Ukrainian film director who Putin put in jail. It was 2 months after Russia illegally occupied Crimea. He is serving 20 years.

He is on a hunger strike, and will die. The most recent article I can find is in Variety Magazine – July 10, 2018. Click on the LOGO to read the article.

Here is an earlier article from June 4 in The New Yorker.

Pics taken by Resa – July 30. 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Rocksy? I curled down the left corner.

Vintage Toronto Music Scene

Oscar Peterson anchors this 22 story high mural in downtown Toronto.

This mural features the entertainers (Canadian & American) and the venues that were popular in Toronto’s yester-years.

It was impossible for me to capture images that are 22 stories high, but I made a stab at it. To the left, and above Oscar, we have B.B. King, who played a lot at The Colonial (a long gone fave spot for blues and jazz)

Shirley Matthews, an Ontario Performer, was a popular fixture at Club Bluenote.

Gordon Lightfoot was playing at Steeles Tavern when America discovered him. He moved on to Toronto’s prestigious Massey Hall after that!

By the 11th -12th story, Muddy Waters is looking somewhat muddy.

Jackie Shane, American in hiding for many years, has made a comeback to Toronto. We welcome her!

Above her is Dianne Brooks, Glenn Gould and Ronnie Hawkins. Besides my camera not having a telescopic lens, there were bare tree branches. By the blurry top,  it was all branches.

Pics take by Resa – November 18 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Adrian Hayles

Here is Adrian Hayles’ artist rendering, before the fact.

Here’s the best of my far away captures. Pfft! Hey, there’s a side 2! That’s the next post!

Beauty & Bugs

I respect insects. However, if one gets caught in my hair, I freak out.

The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)

I’m not happy to see them in my home, either.

The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)
The Artists: BRUXAS (Fiya & Shalak)

Pics taken by Resa – July22, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

I believe these 2 artists are sisters.