Reggae, the King’s Music

I went to a unique area of the city to get this fab Reggae mural.

Artist: Adrian Hayles

When I found it, it was in a parking lot filled with cars. Yay, reflections!

I only knew basic history of Haile Selassie. However, if you are interested, as I was  you can read the BBC article: Rastafrian Beliefs Regarding Haile Selassie

Artist: Adrian Hayles

Moving on, it looks like Bob Marley leading into Haile Selassie …

Artist: Adrian Hayles

… which forwards into ..

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

The Skatealites

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

Then the final fab bit.

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

The full length of the mural is fantastic!

Artist: Adrian Hayles

Pics taken byResa – January 11, 2018

Toronto, Cananda

The Artist:

Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles
Artist: Adrian Hayles

Auld Lang Syne – 2018

🎵 Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? 🎵

Artist: Jimmy Chiale

🎵 Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne. 🎵

Artist: Jimmy Chiale

Chorus: 🎵 For auld lang syne, my jo, For auld lang syne, 🎵

Artist: Jimmy Chiale
Artist: Jimmy Chiale

🎵 We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, For auld lang syne, 🎵

Artist: Jimmy Chiale
Artist: Jimmy Chiale
Artist: Jimmy Chiale

💗 HAPPY NEW YEAR ❤️

🎵 HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎵

💙 HAPPY NEW YEAR 💙

Pics taken by Resa – May 14, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

In 1788 Robert Burns sent the poem ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Scots Musical Museum, indicating that it was an ancient song but that he’d been the first to record it on paper. Read the original & modern lyrics!

Uber Dogs

Not the first dog, as I walk off the bridge, but what a beauty.

Artist: Uber 5000

This mural is too, long for 1 pic, or even 1 post, so I put the mural in order, left to right. When you walk off the Queen St. bridge at River, find a skateboarding dog!

Artist: Uber 5000

He follows a White & Black dog.

Artist: Uber 5000
Artist: Uber 5000

A Black & White dog meets the White & Black dog.

Artist: Uber 5000

Very cool. Chick & Rabbit approve.

Artist: Uber 5000

Then there’s this big cute goofy guy.

Artist: Uber 5000

Another sweetie with his blue squirrel friend.

Artist: Uber 5000

Pics taken by Resa – November 12, 2017

Toronto, Canada

Artist: Unmistakably Uber 5000

Artist: Uber 5000

Above Chick is 1st as one passes the last of the railing on the Queen E. bridge to River. This long wall belongs to the Humane Society.

Artist: Uber 5000mm

…then a Ladybug..

Artist: Uber 5000

… then 2 little dogs….

… then this friendly guy (from my header) ends the brige. The next dog, is Skateboarding dog.

Artist: Uber 5000

Second part of this mural in next post.

Cock of the Walk

Yes, it is a colloquial idiom!

the cock of the walk  (British old-fashioned)

A man who acts as if he is more fashionable or important than other people.

1. (informal) a person who asserts himself in a strutting pompous way

Well this cock is strutting around a cityscape and trash bins.

He is quite glorious (sorry for the shadow. It’s the sun’s fault not mine!)

There is also a signature (or 2?) in writing.

Great reflection!

Pics taken by Resa – September 6, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s):

I say the cityscape is Elicser & perhaps the cock is, too. I keep looking at the writing, but it’s hard to read.

Free as a Bird

From the most recent alley with all the new art I found,

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

I now believe all of the 16 pieces were painted by women.

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

I’m still working on confirming that.

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

In the meantime, here’s a beauty on a garage door!

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao
Artist: Caitlin Taguibao

Pics taken by Resa – July 24, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The artist:

Artist: Caitlin Taguibao
Artist: Caitlin Taguibao
Artist: Caitlin Taguibao