I ❤️ Support Workers

Who ever thought the food industry could become a dangerous business?

We gotta eat, right?

I sit and think how grateful I am for everything so many are doing to keep life rolling along this very bumpy Coronavirus road.

Bakers still bake bread.

Deliveries need to be made to store, and direct to homes. Truckers with big rigs and drivers in vans are all more important than ever, now.

I’m thankful for First Responders: Firefighters, EMS & Police.

Thank you to farmers who must keep our food growing!

Artist: Hubert Theroux
Artist: Hubert Theroux

Public transportation is still running in Toronto, but there’s not a lot of riders, as people  work from home  a lot  these  days.

Someone has to drive these things, and I thank them!

There’s more! Pharmacists, Sanitation workers, Postal workers, public works such as water, electricity and many I can’t think of right now….OH! the wine store workers. Thank you! Let me know in comments who I missed, and I will add them!

What’s that saying I hear a lot of these days? “We’ll all get through this, together!”

Pics taken by Resa – 2014 – 2020

Winnipeg and Toronto, Canada

Artists:

Hubert Theroux &

I ❤️ Health Care Workers

There are many health care workers who are WP bloggers. They are working tirelessly, to fight Coronavirus. This post is dedicated to them, and all health care workers on the front lines.

I found this on the side of a pharmacy about 2.5 years ago. I figured it must have something to do with medicine.

Recently, I bumped into the mural on Instagram. I followed the links, and it turns out it is a graffiti remix of Dali’s painting of “Madonna of Port Lligat”

It seems perfect for this tribute. My most sincere & deepest thank you’s, to all of you who take care of all of us!

Pics taken by Resa – September, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s): Javid Jah w/Luvsumone & XYZ

Looks like modern hi-tech medicine to me.

Link to the 1949 painting Study of Madonna of Port Lligat

Link to the 1950 painting Madonna of Port Lligat

NEXT POST DEDICATED TO FOOD CHAIN WORKERS!

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

The artist:

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

Canada Geese

I wasn’t expecting to find this.

It is so subtle you can miss it, as many passerby’s did.

I wasn’t that impressed, at first. Later, when I looked at the shots, I fell in love.

I had to take the top geese from across the street.

I crossed the street to capture the lower geese. Being so close was not the best perspective.

Yet, when I got home and saw the odd angles I deployed, I was pleased with the gaggle’s cacophony.

Pics taken by Resa – March 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

I don’t know, yet.

 

Kiss Me! w/Bonus

Shot from a ramp 2 stories above the mural.

This piece is in the locked outdoor courtyard of a restaurant.

I came back 3 times, as the sun’s intensity changed.

The white to the right bottom corner are the outdoor tables, covered with a tarp and featuring a filthy puddle from melted snow.

Pics taken by Resa – March 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

JEEP CLEANS HER FOOT

Pop Art Mural

This mural is  painted over paste-ups.

The first part was easy enough to capture, as I could step back. As it goes along the ramp, there is less and less space. It’s tighter than many alleys, and it is a high story above my head.

So, I’ll do my best to impart the feel and flow, starting left to right.

Who is that woman below?

Above you can see the paste-up disintegrating.

Dali meets Warhol!

Pics taken by Resa – March 9, 2020

Toronto, Canada

The artist: