Only The Lonely

This post is dedicated to Drew, The Lonely Author!

Lonely, as I like to call him, has been resting up in the Dominican Republic.  After a couple of heart attacks, he now awaits surgery.

Restless, I went for an alley walk (no problem keeping social distance in the alleys) and was rewarded with 3 fab garage doors. The moment I laid eyes on this painting, I thought of Lonely.

I have no idea what he looks like, but I know how he feels to me. Lonely is an incurable romantic, and that fact is reflected in his well written & passionate poetry. The colours in this art are like all of the colours, from the various moods, in his poems.

I don’t know what the artist meant by the bleeding purple heart, but that’s Lonely, to me. His heart leads his way. It seems like this image, was painted especially for him.

So join me in wishing Lonely a big GET WELL SOON! After all, he needs to get back to his series “Inspiring Woman Of WordPress”. He was only 2 dedications into the series, when he became ill. I am grateful to have been one of the two.

I picked this song out for you, Lonely. I hope you like it!

 

Pics taken by Resa – March 19, 2020

Toronto, Canada

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an imperfect flower (For All Women) is the poem Lonely dedicated to me. If you click on the pic below, you can read it. Lonely said he would be doing a health update post soon! I’m keeping my eyes open for it!

Tallinn, Estonia – Street Art

This blue elk is absolutely beautiful!

Thanks to a very dear friend of mine, who travelled to Tallinn late last year. I got these fab pics.

The area I am showing is the old industrial area. All types of artists have moved in, and the area is gentrifying. This is the main square, of that area. Notice a couple of men at a magazine stand far right, but first a couple of closer ups.

Here’s the magazine stand. There is a wonderful owl over it.

The wings of the world are below. You stand in the centre, and have your photo taken. You’ll look like an angel.

I call them “wings of the world”, because they are in many, many cities around the world. I know where there are 3 sets of wings in Toronto, and I can walk to them all.

Turn the wings corner, and find yourself in a graf writing paradise!

More street art.

Tallinn City’s population is 427,000. The city centre is a mix of fabulous old world, and modern architecture.

Below is L’opéra national “Estonia”

© Guillaume Speurt – click on pic to go to his Flicker page

Thank you for checking out the street art in Tallinn with me!

Photos (except L’opéra national “Estonia”) © N. Orenstein

Random Faces

These are some random faces I really like.

The sun can mess up the shot, or have an interesting effect.

The next pic is sent to us from Alex Morris.

Subism Collective (UK) – This huge mural was painted in 2011 in collaboration with Red Bull by four artists (Deus, N4t4, Philth and Ventsa) from the Derby-based digital creative agency “Subism”. This earth, wind, fire, and water-themed illustration is known as a landmark in the Northern Quarter!

It’s a fabulous mural from Manchester, U.K. Thank you, Alex!

Elicsr in Graffiti Alley.

The drawing below is from Chris Franklin. If you click on it, it will take you another quite wonderful drawing of his.

Back in the alley.

Pics taken by Resa (unless otherwise credited) – 2019 -2020

Toronto, Canada

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Raphael?

I was looking for a specific face in an network of alleys off Dundas West.

I searched for over 2 hours, about 8 miles. I’ve still about 1o miles of alley to cover. I’ve got to find the face!

In the meantime, here’s an angel.

The snow and mud semi-ruined my new white Rebox sneakers. Uch.

All in all, a lovely find.

Pics taken by Resa – February 10, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

If you can read the writing, that’s the artist!

Pieces of Face

This lady has a fab make-up artist!

She lives across the lane, and up a bit from Major Tomisina.

Too, narrow for cars, it’s also almost too, narrow to shoot in. However, she’s got good angles.

Pics taken by Resa – February 3, 2020

Toronto, Canada

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