Posts Tagged ‘chicken’

Sort of like window shopping but different….

three grey femail mannequins dressed in pale blue in a store window

below:  Peering through the window at the remains of Yuk Wing cleaners on Gerrard St. East

interior of now closed dry cleaners, looking through the front window of Yuk Wing cleaners, pale green counter, old signs, still remain

below: Sometimes you can’t look in the window – something is in the way!  It wasn’t until I was looking at the picture on my computer that I noticed that the newspaper is in a language that I don’t understand.   I typed the headline to the left of the heart into google translate, “Niemiecka chemia zapanuje nad swiatem” and it told me that the words were Polish and translate to “German chemistry will dominate the world”.  The article is about the purchase of Monsanto by Bayer.

a small red heart is painted on the window of a store that is now empty and newspaper covers the inside of the window.

below: A portion of the black cowboy silhouette remains in the now empty Tortilla Flats restaurant.

looking in the window of an empty restaurant, green and black walls, red bench, bike, top part of a silhouette of a cowboy on the wall

below:  The effects of morning light shining into the Thai Luna restaurant.

looking into the window of the Thai Luna restaurant, sun behind, shadow of the words of the window show up on the maroon coloured bench, black tables

below: More morning sunlight, this time it leaves traces of fried chicken.

looking into the window of a fried chicken restaurant, chair upside down on table, words on the window show up on the floor because of the sunlight coming in the window

below: Strutting in the window with miniature camels

looking in the window and doorway of a womens clothing store in the Eaton Centre, mannequins in the window, saleswoman in the door,

below: Laundry day, with 24 hour surveillance

looking in a laundromat window, people, washing machines,

below: The chicken, and its head, really was that colour.

looking in a restaurant window, meat hanging in a windiw including a rather yellow chicken, some ribs,

below: What little remains.

looking through a window into a large open space, some construction equipment is against the far wall, large door open across the room

in the window of a store, dirty window, brother sewing machine, with small barbie doll standing against it and leaning against a large spool of pink thread

You can almost find it by following your nose!

I’ve been in many alleys where the smell has been less than desirable but today I was taking pictures in an alley that smelled wonderful!  A small alley running south from Bloor Street beside the The Dirty Bird restaurant….or more accurately The Dirty Bird Chicken & Waffles.

And the pictures that I was taking there?
Well, they were of chicken and waffles and people eating of course!

from a mural by elicser along the exterior wall of the dirty bird chicken and waffle restaurant - a woman is sitting at a table in the restaurant

Elicser has painted a mural in the alley alongside the restaurant.

a man in a red baseball cap on backwards is drinking,

below: I love how the straw is placed!

from a mural by elicser along the exterior wall of the dirty bird chicken and waffle restaurant - a man is sitting at a table in the restaurant . he has a very large chicken and waffle sandwich in front of him as well as a pink milkshake. The red and white straw of the miclkshake is actually a venting pipe

from a mural by elicser along the exterior wall of the dirty bird chicken and waffle restaurant - a woman and a man are sitting at a table in the restaurant eating chicken and waffle sandwiches

from a mural by elicser along the exterior wall of the dirty bird chicken and waffle restaurant - a woman is sitting at a table in the restaurant with a very tall chicken and waffle sandwich in her hands

 

Hey!  There’s something new in Graffiti Alley! 
It comes in many disguises.  Or maybe there are many different ones, an invasion of sorts.

I’m not sure if they have names.
But there is little chicken guy, in fact there are two of them!  Birds of a feather they are.

red zombie with exposed brains

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below:  I just call this one Iron.  I think I caught him in the act of tagging the wall.  If he looks something like a video game character, well, I’m sure that’s just coincidence.

Mario brothers parody I think, yellow shirt, blue pants and a moustache
below: This little  storm trooper, policeman sort of guy is being watched.  All police need oversight?  Is this a political statement?

storm trooper, under an eye from another graffiti piece
below:  Michaelangelo was always my favorite.  He’s the one in orange.

turtle caps, a parody of teenage mutant nija turtles
 below:  This little wizard has lost his wand but he can’t see where he’s going so he’s hopelessly lost and can’t find the wand, or anything else for that matter.

yellow wizard cap with stars on it

below: Zombie guy!  Watch out Alley, your brains are in danger!

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below: The force is probably strong with these guys

two rotund figures that are supposed to look like white storm troopers seen in the Star Wars movies

below:  An invasion!  A whole division of paratroops has started dropping in!  If the zombies don’t get you first, the invading army will!

with parachute, all in brown camoflage

with parachute, all in green camoflage

with parachute, all in brown camoflage

If anyone knows if these creatures have names, please let me know!

UPDATED:  Turtlecaps!  They’re called turtlecaps

A mural near Church and Wellesley

A picture of most of the mural.  There are many colourful characters on a wall that is about 8 feet long.  The mural is close to 20 feet long.

Most of the mural.

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detail from mural - three people, black woman, white woman with blond hair and glittery ear rings and necklace, and a man in the right hand corner
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detail from mural - group of people in flamboyant clothes lounging around

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detail from mural - close up of woman with white hair and long eye lashes.  She is wearing blue and silver sparkly er rings .

detail on mural - man in cowboy hat with a red & white striped guitar, amongst other people
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detail from mural - a bearded man in a pink dress, a woman in purple and two people sharing the same red & white polka dot dress
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detail from mural - a very pink woman in fish net top and wearing a sparkly pink eye mask
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detail from mural - close up of woman with black and white striped top, glittering neacklace and ear rings.

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detail of mural - two women, one in black low cut dress and silver sparkly crown and the other in a bejeweled black dress and white fur boa. .

woman with long arms and hands, wearing 2 bracelets as well as necklace and long droopy ear rings.

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detail from mural - chicken pecking at some nuts (corn?) on the ground beside legs wearing yellow high heel shoes
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A picture of a man in drag - blue dress as well as long hair and horns on head, is behind a real tree

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sign painted beside the mural that says "Ultra Church 50 VIP part people 1948 to 2014"

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