UP Magic – Three

This is the last post of the Nick Sweetman mural.

It’s the other side, and it’s much shorter than across the road.

Here’s the entrance to the underpass. I’m walking south, now, on the east side of the street.

OMG, look at that terrifyingly cute otter! (I think it’s an otter) Again, even though a cloudy day, the sun burns into the underpass.

The very adorable otter with its native spirit depiction.

After all that excitement, there is an owl.

What a beauty!

Okay, next we have, an Ibis? At first, when I was in the underpass, I got very excited to see an ostrich and its chick. I see now, I was completely off track.

OMG, this chick is sooo cute, it could be a Chicklet!

What’s that big furry thing in the foreground?

Wow, it’s a fox. Hope he doesn’t turn around and see all those birds!

Pics taken by Resa – November 12, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Click on pic on see Nick’s IG site

What made across the street a longer post, is the wall beyond the underpass.

UP Magic – Two

I exit the underpass, leave the blue and red birds behind, and look back.

After the exit, is a couple of turtles.

The pic above was taken from across the road. The one below is from right at the head. (he’s so cute!)

Then there’s the swan. Le Gasp!

Followed by a green egret. (I think it’s an egret)

Swan

Egret

I just couldn’t get enough of these birds. The above & below pics were taken from across the road.

Hey! Look! Nick is in the upper left corner of the shot below.

He was working on the fishes, and would be done in 2 more days.

Shots of Nick are taken with his permission.

There are several symbols throughout the mural. @nelly_onehundred  painted the symbols. Below is a sun.

A mosquito is an insect, not a symbol.

Then I can see the end of this side of the underpass.

However, first I must capture this butterfly.

Then there’s a bee.

Bee and flower love. SAVE THE BEES!

Pics taken by Resa – November 12, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Nick Sweetman

click on pic & visit his IG

Turtle paw

Fish symbol

Detail of Egret’s tail

 

Underpass Magic – One

Thanks to Nick Sweetman for making this drab underpass into a thing of beauty!

Let me begin where I entered, on the east side, walking north.

There is a railing to protect us from the thundering traffic.

Of course that makes it hard to shoot large images. You can’t get far enough back.

Also, there are many light issues in underpasses. Even on a cloudy day, the burn of the sun can be seen.

I am presenting the images in order.

This, I guess possum, is so cute!

He is right there as you emerge from the underpass.

Just look at all the art still ahead!

There is the other side of the underpass, as well. I was able to take a few more direct shots from the other side.

Even if the railing was in the way,

I didn’t have to get as creative with the shots, such as the next 2.

This could only be taken from the other side. Unfortunately, the buffalo & moose were behind cement pillars. I suppose they needed those to hold the overpass up.

Pics taken by Resa – November 12, 2018,

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Nick Sweetman – Click on the pic of him painting and go to his Instagram site!

We had a quick chat on the day. He still had 2 days of painting to go.

The next post has a swan, a butterfly, a mosquito and more!

Kingsway Royal – Fin

The last part of Kingsway Royal includes a York County coat of arms.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

It is on the bridge over the river where this man fishes.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

Beyond the bridge is bucolic imagery of the area.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

Many renditions of this type of home is still found in well kept order in this area. It is dark in the underpass, so they have these lights to help us see. I thought the way the capture of the light mixing with the tree is interesting.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

Playing beside the house, and peeking around a tree are 2 children. The tree is on a corner of the underpass. the boy is on one side.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

The girl is on the other side.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

Robert Home Smith was a real person who was important to this area.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

Pics taken by Resa – June 3, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Emilia Jajus

Kingsway Royal 2

Here’s the 2nd half of the west side, & 1st half of the east side of the underpass mural.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

To the right of the stone entrance marker, with planter flowers (last pic, previous post), there is road with a strip mall to the right.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

Notice anything about the name of the cafe?

Artist: Emilia Jajus

Next to the cafe, there is an apartment building. A man walks his dog.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

Across the street, we enter the east side of the tunnel.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

Pics taken by Resa – June 3, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: Emilia Jajus

 

Kingsway Royal 1

It’s a nostalgic mural of the Kingsway Royal York area, in an underpass.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

Let me back up to the beginning. It starts with a park.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

This mural is not quite 3 years old, and already the rain run-off has left its marks.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

The park is at the entrance to the tunnel.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

When we enter the tunnel, there is a street with a theater,

Artist: Emilia Jajus

…a bakery…

… a bank & couple other businesses.

Artist: Emilia Jajus
Artist: Emilia Jajus

The rest of this side of the underpasses mural is after the planter, for the next post.

Artist: Emilia Jajus

Picstaken by Resa- June 3, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist: http://www.emiliajajus.com/