Saturday, April 9, 2011

"Moose in The City"


For 6 months in 2000 there was a city-wide show of 326 life-size moose sculptures that had each been decorated by artists. Unfortunately the antlers became prized trophies and it was difficult to find a moose with its antlers intact. After the event many of the moose were auctioned off for charity while others can still be found sprinkled about town. Imagine the shock of spotting these 2 moose (with antlers) on the roof of a front porch of a relatively small semi-detached home in mid-town. One is painted as a Toronto Maple Leaf (our beloved hockey team) and the other as a Toronto Blue Jay (our baseball team). I really wonder what the neighbours think of this one!

9 comments:

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Maybe not too pleased :)
They did this in Amsterdam 2 years ago with elephants..
Enjoy the weekend Red Pat :)

LĂșcia said...

That's surreal (and fun)!
I hope they like animals (even the fake ones) and art enough to enjoy having the moose sculptures as neighbours. ;-)

VioletSky said...

Hope the neighbours aren't Habs fans ;)

Randy said...

Those are so fun. I would love to see all of them.

Regina K said...

How fun! What a great way to root for the home team!

llandudnopictures said...

Ha ha! They're perhaps a little out-sized. When we lived in Manchester the city did a similar thing with cows.

Michael Rowland said...

fun shot, there's quite a hockey rivalry between ottawa and toronto, around here we say "leafs suck",,,M

EG Wow said...

I remember some of those moose. :) Hmmm. Both of these are supporting...er...future winners. :)

Erica said...

I remember those Mooses.....there is one in front of a house near me in the west end of the city.