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Zombie Funeral and Wake

Today there was a zombie funeral and wake, a celebration of the undead afterlife.   The funeral was held at the Royal Cinema on College St. West.  This ceremony was followed by a procession of the walking dead towards the CNE.

people dressed up as zombies - a woman dressed in black including lacey veil, Her chest is full of wounds and so is her forehead

people dressed up as zombies - Robin, the boy wonder as a zombie

people dressed up as zombies - a woman with white wavy hair, black lacy parasol and black necklace

people dressed up as zombies - a man with a reddish beard, up close photo with only the bottom part of his eyes in the picture

people dressed up as zombies - a man with black eyes and a chewed up face

people dressed up as zombies - a woman with long hair and glasses, wearing a white shirt and black tie, with a bullet hole in her head.

people dressed up as zombies - a man with grey ashen face, red lips, wearing dark sunglasses and smoking a cigarette

people dressed up as zombies - a man with a beard, bloody face, and white framed sunglasses. He is wearing a pink and white garland of fake flowers around his neck

people dressed up as zombies - a man and a woman with pirate hats and costumes

people dressed up as zombies - a young woman with dead looking empty eyes and blood dripping from her mouth

people dressed up as zombies - a zombie with a greenish face and missing a nose

people dressed up as zombies - two zombies, a woman in a blue dress waving a white hanky and behind her a man looking directly at the camera

people dressed up as zombies - a man with a necklace made of fingers and bones, covered in blood as he munches on a finger.

people dressed up as zombies - a young woman with white face, and mouth painted to look like it's been stitched together

people dressed up as zombies - a young man with his face painted like a skull on one side, is screaming into a woman's smartphone as she takes a picture of him

people dressed up as zombies - a woman with a black head scarf over the top of head and forehaed. She has long auborn hair and she's smoking a cigarette

people dressed up as zombies - a very green faced zombie biting on brains, there is a knife stuck in the plastic brains too

people dressed up as zombies - man with green hat and holding two large leaf like poles, standing in front of a leafy plant

people dressed up as zombies - a man hams it up for the camera as a zombie pretends to atrtack him from behind

It must be late October, the time of year when skeletons start appearing around town!

Skeletons hanging from branches of a tree in a frontyard.

Just hanging around.

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A skeleton is sitting on a front porch along with a number of pumpkins

Keeping the kids off the front lawn!

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Skull & hand bones attached to some wispy black fabric makes a wonderful scary flying phantom when hung in a tree on a breezy day

He flies through the air

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A skull, some black cloth and some billowing white gauze, all hanging from a tree,

Left where he was hung

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A skeleton at the base of a tree.  The legs of the skeleton are bent backwards.  It looks like it has just fallen.

Hey there!  Could you help a guy up?

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A skull, two boney hands and some black cloth and some billowing white gauze, all hanging from a tree,

Looking for a hug?

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The upper part of a skeleton with its arms reaching out.

Please sir, I want more.

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Saturday, 5th October

downtown Toronto

This is only a small selection of the art installations and exhibitions that were on display that night.

part of an art installation where there are small bones hanging from the ceiling,  A man's leg is in the background

Bones, leg bones? Part of the ‘Indicator’ installation at Gareth Bate Art Projects, 401 Richmond St.
“Birds, bats, bees. Indicator species tell us when ecosystems are in peril. Bones, sugar, dripping honey – a meditation on catastrophe and connection.” The bones hung from the ceiling and the honey dripped down the walls.
Artists: Karen Abel, Jessica Marion Barr, Gareth Bate

A man looking at a series of small black & white prints in an art gallery

A timeline of the life of Conrad Black in black & white woodcut prints as shown at a gallery at 401 Richmond Street. Artist, George Walker

 

silhouettes of some people, on glowing pink and blue spheres

silhouettes
at Much Music, Queen Street West

 

The CN tower, with pink and blue lights, is in the background.  In the foreground are people taking pictures with their phones.  In the middle ground are a number of pink and blue lit spheres

phones lifted skyward

 

A woman is taking a picture of an art installation that is flat on a table.  Twelve black & white framed prints are on the wall behind her.

Black & white art made using electric currents & little wires that spun in circles.
401 Richmond Street

 

An art installation featuring pictures of bicylces.  Multicoloured.

bkies, bikes, bikes

 

A man is spray painting a piece of street art using aerosol cans of paint

spraying in the spotlight
On Dundas West near Beverley Street

 

Crowds, at night.  Light is provided by fluorescent lights that spell out a short poem.

‘The rose is without why’ by Boris Achour.
This is a short poem written by Johannes Scheffler aka Angelus Silesius, in the 17th century. The words are written with fluorescent lights and is more than 300 feet long. It was bright enough to light up the square.

 

crowds at Nathan Phillips Square on the night of Nuit Blanche.  Some people are standing on the upper level watching the crowds below.

upper level, Nathan Phillips Square

 

crowds and lights at Nathan Phillips Square.  Toronto city hall is lit with purple lights.

Nathan Phillips Square

 

Two of the art installations at Nathan Phillips Square

Nathan Phillips Square
On the left – ‘Forever Bicycles’ sculpture by Ai Weiwei lit in pink and purple. There are 3144 bicycles.
On the right – ‘Crash Cars’ by Alain Declercq consists of two driverless cars.

 

posing

posing
These metallic figures were not part of Nuit Blanche. They are part of a sculpture close to the Court House on University Ave., just north of Queen St. West.

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