View to a Cityscape

I adore this art piece.

The above shot is taken using the Pano setting on my Iphone. However, instead of panning side to side, I turn the camera on its side and pan up from the bottom. Hence, the curve, which I like!

The reflected skyline view in the sunglasses seems reasonably correct. However, one lens is from the lake view, and the other from the land view.

It faces a parking lot. The car reflections come from quite high up, so sometimes are not as crisp, as usual.

Pics taken by Resa – October 29, 2019

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Justus Becker – Artist/Illustrator based in Frankfurt Germany

There are reflections in the windows on the other side of the parking lot. These windows are about the 6th story.



So, I found this 30 story tall mural, with Pinocchio-ettes on it.

This is the best head on I could do with my IPhone. It’s taken from across the street.

Another tall shot, different angle. See how tiny the people in the street are?

I’m starting at the top, and working my way down from the Pinocchio-ette angel.

The angel was spotted from the park. I was about 2 blocks away.

It kept getting better, as I closed in.

As I’m posting this I’m thinking; 🎵🎶In A Gadda Da Vida🎵🎶.

Pics taken by Resa – September 19, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artists:

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!

Phlegm in Toronto

How cool is this?

Artist: Phlegm

On a skyscraper near St. Clair and Yonge is …

Artist: Phleghm
Artist: Phlegm

… an 8 story tall piece by the internationally renown U.K. artist, Phlegm.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

I had to walk a half block past the building it is painted on, marauder my way through a corporate towers’ garden & mud to find a spot where I could capture this masterpiece.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

I shot fast, as I figured I might be asked to leave the private property.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

This is the only real vantage point for amateur photographers, and therefore tourists to capture this wonder. So, I think whatever corporation owns the property should build a walkway for us. It’s just a thought.

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm

Pics taken by Resa – January 24, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Phlegm
Artist: Phlegm