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:

Ali – The Legend Lives On

It’s been 55 years since this fight.

I don’t even know who won?

I figure it was Ali.

I just looked it up! It was Ali.

“He’s the toughest guy I ever fought”, said Ali of Chuvalo after the fight.

Pics taken by Resa – June 11, 2021

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

Legends never die. In Toronto they become street art.

Korea Mural

This cultural Korean mural is found in Koreatown, Toronto.

It is a very long mural, and very high up.

Also the wall becomes stucco, at some point, so these are not the best pics I ever took.

Showing it from left to right, in sections and close-ups.

Pics taken by Resa – October 8, 2020

Toronto, Canada

A Toronto Company did this mural. They have not given any credit to artists.

Kool Kats

Hello! I’m your vocalist for the evening, and I am in the Koolest band, ever!

As you can see, the Kool Kats has an upright bass, singer, keyboardist, trumpeter, drummer and accordionist.  

Let’s have a hand for the band!

That’s our manager. Wish he’d quit smoking, but he thinks it’s kool, and he’s a kool kat, too!

Pics taken by Resa – October 8, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artists:

❤️ Queen of Hearts ❤️

Holly – House of Heart, this is for you!

A year and a half ago, I went out searching for this mural.

It’s in the area between Queen & King Streets, but I couldn’t find it. There was construction everywhere: demolishment, cranes, scaffolding and I figured, it’s gone!

A couple of weeks ago, I was in in the same area. Construction had evolved. I look down an alley and see this splash of colour.

As I got closer, I thought it’s like Holly.  It’s not just that it’s as pretty as Holly, but it’s the 2 personas, and the blonde and red hair. I draw Holly in 4 characters: Rene Rosso & Princess Blue Holly (both red heads), Art Gowns Model Holly & Boogapony Holly (both shades of blondes).

Then, when I stepped back and looked the entire mural, I realized it was the one I had tried to find, a year & half ago.

There are a lot of elements to this mural, all depicting the rich cultural tapestry, that defines the area.

At the bottom left, as we look at it, there is this neat fairy fiction person. Unfortunately it was tagged. I cleaned it up as much as I could for this presentation.

To the left of the Queen of Hearts are 4 creative types. I have put them in a slideshow, below.

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To celebrate these minor players in the mural, and finding the Queen of Hearts, I chose a song by Queen!

To the right of the Queen of Hearts, are 4 more alternative/creatives. Find them in the slideshow, below.

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To celebrate those characters, I choose a song by Heart. Now we have a complete musical, Finding the Queen of Hearts.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the Queen of Hearts, as much as I have!

Pics taken by Resa – September 14, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Best mural car reflection I ever took!

🌹 Stay Strong 🌹

I was out looking for a different mural, that I’d heard about.

The rose caught the corner of my eye.

It was on a side street, and “le gasp” when I saw the entire piece.

Needless to say I was sidetracked, and forgot about the other mural.

Interesting… one of the artists, I would say the face artist, is the same artist who painted Scheheraholly.

Strength to all!

Pics taken by Resa – August 5, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

Eye Spy

I found this on March, 9.  It was the last time I rode the subway.

I look forward to the day I can venture out into another area of the city, but I’m not willing to risk public transportation at this time.

The parts with the eyes are. fabulous.


Pics taken by Resa – March 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: