In many older neighbourhoods in Toronto, laneways run along the back of houses and businesses for blocks and blocks. Unfortunately, most visitors to the city only ever see the 'brochure' sights; few even know about this alternative city of narrow laneways that are often decorated with commissioned murals, or spontaneous art or graffiti; in these wonderful little lanes, kids learn to ride bikes, dogs are walked, neighbours meet, and soccer and street hockey heroes thrive. It's sometimes a shortcut, sometimes a chance encounter, or a brush with some cool art.
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marina7 (8051) 2014-03-24 10:09
great piece of street art, pretty colorful and expressive.
A very eye-catching image, well-taken.
Thanks and best wishes!
ikeharel (54117) 2014-03-24 10:45
Wonderful colors on the graffiti painted. Some call it street-art, and other's consider it as rebelion against the establishment - truth is somewhere in the middle. i tend to enjoy grafitti as a photography objects.
Nice spotted, well applied.
point-blank (156) 2014-03-24 20:32
Excellent capture of this street art and very impressive choice of crop to bring the eyeglasses in prominence! Brilliant.
Royaldevon (27515) 2014-03-25 5:06
It is interesting to find out about areas not advertised to tourists. This would be quite a pleasant shock to people travelling along the road. I like how you have photographed it, making it appear like a piece of art in a gallery, only the brick textures reveal its true context.
My warm regards,
imageme (1625) 2014-03-26 6:54
Hi William, Nice close up shot of this graffiti. I like street art and I never have courage to paint one. We have plenty in our neighbourhood. Wonderful colours and light along great clarity. Thank for sharing
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-17 20:53
A lovely sharp and bright capture with a nicely informative note. I will be sure to look for the city behind the scenes if I visit :)
Sorry I am all out of smilies today
baclama (17467) 2014-04-19 11:42
wonderful shot with candy colors...