Thursday, March 29, 2012

Laneway Chaos


I thought that I would show you a more typical shot from the laneway that I had wandered down on Sunday. Almost every building is covered in these stylized tags and only once in a while do you happen upon a good mural, although this particular shot is saved by the presence of 2 of UB5000's yellow birds. The Zip Car sign refers to a car-sharing program that lets you take a car to use a car for an hourly fee.

20 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

Yes, more typical taggers at work.

llandudnopictures said...

It's all very colourful!

Eyeliquor said...

I love corners like this ;)

Halcyon said...

That's a lot of color to take in!

NixBlog said...

These tags look so samey and tired and messy and illegible anyway - probably a good thing...

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That is stunning !!

Deb said...

May be me showing my age but I think this just looks a real mess. Not your pic I hasten to add which shows the full horror of this tagged corner in all its gory glory.

Regina K said...

ha ha this is kind of chaotic.

La Principessa Errante said...

I love the whole thing. The tags feel to me as though they are pouring out of the chickens boom box. Gives it a sort of mosh pit feeling.

bfarr said...

Terrific color and energy.

Lowell said...

My goodness what a mess; what a maze of a mess! You've got the "mural," the graffiti, the wires, the branches, the poles, the signs, the car, the stairs, the garbage cans...and all the shadows!

It's a great catch!

Jack said...

It is such a shame that Toronto has let itself get to this state.

Randy said...

I am just amazed at how much graffiti you have in your city.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a good thing UB5000's birds have sunnies on, that's bright!! I'm intrigued by the Zip cars idea, how does that work Pat?

Birdman said...

One man's meat is another man's poison.

LĂșcia said...

The yellow birds are really cool!
The car sharing program is very interesting, but it would never work here...

RedPat said...

Jack - this laneway has become a real tourist attraction and I think the powers that be are starting to realize it and have backed off from hassling the taggers.

Alan said...

The colours are insane! Nice grunge shot, Pat:-)

JM said...

It's a very pleasant chaos to the eye!

EG CameraGirl said...

Quite messy! I'm glad you usually show us better works. :)