Sophia ?

Found this in little Italy.

High up and on heavy brick, it looks best from a distance.

Zooming in.

A different angle.

Standing as close as possible and looking up foreshortens the face – chin up. Still, Sophia?

Pics taken by Resa – October 12, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

The Queen of Fado

Amália Rodrigues

She is known as the Queen of Fado.

Before I found this mural, I’d never heard of Fado.

Who knew? There is a musician up the street, and he is a Fado Singer.

He says Fado is the Portuguese Blues. He says, as everyone knows, Amália Rodrigues is the undisputed Queen of Fado!

Pics taken by Resa – July 19, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Frank Zappa

I found Frank Zappa Today!

I adore the characterization.

The trees and ivy obscured the art and its message.

It says: Stupidity Has A Certain Charm

Ignorance Does Not

I had to take this from an angle. The angle was in the first lane of west bound traffic in the road. I waited until the light was red both ways , then made my moves. Most excitement I’ve had in 2 years!

As a Veggie, I chose this song, my fave vegetable song, ever!

Pics taken by Resa – June 28, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: unsigned.. I give it up for

Jimi & Jimmy

I have only posted one other piece of what looks like street art, but it’s actually advertising something.

Obviously this mural is advertising Jimmy’s Coffee. Jimmy’s Coffee is a local Toronto business that began in 2009. It has several outlets now.

It’s a well done black and white mural, with the coffee cups in bright yellow. I am presenting the mural both as is, and through different filters.

I like the all black and white best.

The portraiture looks fab to me!

Jimi Hendrix & Jimmy Page …. 2 fantastic guitar players!

Pics taken by Resa – April 5, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

There are only 3 other indoor murals in my collection. Oddly enough they are portraits of famous people. They decorate a pool hall in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Photo © Sherrie Yager

They are: Bogey & Elvis, Marylin Monroe & James Dean and The Duke & Brando

Photo © Sherrie Yager

They were posted in 2015. Click on the pics to visit the posts!

Photo © Sherrie Yager

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew

I’ve wanted to shoot this for several years.

Thing is, it’s in Kensington Market on one of the main streets, and a slew of humanity is constantly walking by. The vehicular traffic is also a deterrent.

Today, a winter’s Monday was my opportunity.

It’s…. like… so cool!

There’s little else, no single. It’s the album or this unofficial bit.

I found this segment from the documentary about him quite interesting.

Pics taken by Resa – February 3, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee – RIP Ali

When I heard about a memorial mural to Muhammad Ali, I rushed over.

Artist: Random

I’m not a boxing fan, but if men (or women) want to fight – better in a ring of competition than war, or abuse.

Artist: Random

So, when I got to this wall, there was this piece and about 40 other pieces. The rest will have to wait, as I’m still not finished Alley 18.

Artist: Random

I was smitten with the fact that the artist has portrayed Ali in his later years, not as the young Ali.

Artist: Random

Yet, reflected in his sunglasses is his younger self.

Artist: Random

I am told this is from a famous pic captured at an important fight.

Artist: Random
Artist: Random

Pics taken by Resa – August 26, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

David Suzuki

World-renowned geneticist, environmentalist, and an awesome Canadian, I salute David Suzuki.

For all of my life, David Suzuki has enthralled me with his TV show The Nature of Things

Now in its 55th season, these weekly documentary programs are still informing, chilling and more important than ever.

It’s not a flashy, or pretty mural. It is simply David Suzuki’s head on a wall in an alley.  Yet, I was honored to have found this mural on one of my expeditions.

It’s not a wonder that he has a foundation that supports and promotes the environment. Check it out! David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki is so amazing, he is in the Canadian Encyclopedia. David Suzuki in the Canadin Encyclopedia

Pics taken by Resa – January 11, 2017

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