Saturday, November 10, 2012

Queen St West Gator

I was down on Queen St West in September to catch this alligator/crocodile (not sure which it is) on the  side of a Japanese grocery store and decided that this great tree needed to be included too. I'm not sure of the significance of the reptile but if you look really closely there are 3 little pink angels around it including one riding on its back. Judging by the faded paint this has been here a long time!

16 comments:

Lowell said...

It certainly is a fascinating sight...is that tree growing on the roof? I've read about the difference between crocs and gators many times but never can remember. I think a croc has a wider mouth and different teeth. Don't get the angels at all. A croc or a gator are not angelic by any stretch of the imagination!

EG CameraGirl said...

Alligators in Toronto? I sure hope that was never a pet store. :)

Linda said...

The most bizarre pairing I've ever seen.

Halcyon said...

It is rather odd, but I really like it! Glad you noticed it. :)

Sharon said...

What in interesting sign. It does make you wonder what the artist had in mind.

Paul in Powell River said...

Unusual, bit it caught your eye, so it did what was intended.

L├║cia said...

An alligator surrounded by angels is much less scary than expected. ;-)

Jack said...

Wouldn't it be interesting to learn the correct interpretation? We probably never will.

Randy said...

I would get close to that one. Wonderful.

llandudnopictures said...

You did well to spot that one, especially against the big blue sky!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's just got to be a story attached to this mural Pat, intriguing!

Birdman said...

This is a strange one. Subtle.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

How very interesting. The puffy work above makes me feel like this was once a children's store of some sort, but what a fun find on your part.

Eyeliquor said...

Exotic pic :)

NixBlog said...

Little beauties and the beast!

William Kendall said...

A peculiar painting!