Monday, July 20, 2015

Jazz Raccoon

We take our raccoons seriously in Toronto and there hundreds of thousands of them living here, sometimes causing havoc but also entertaining. This particular raccoon with trumpet was spotted on a utility box outside The Rex Hotel, Jazz & Blues  Bar on Queen St West. He may have just stepped outside after a gig in the bar. The artist for this one is Blackburn who has also done a couple of other raccoon murals around town.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

32 comments:

Kitty said...

ha, I have a soft spot for raccoons because they seem smart.
They also hang out as families, which is sweet.
Happy Monday, Red Pat!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I admit I love raccoons too!

Bill Nicholls said...

Cute little fellow

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, I think you might have already guessed that I like raccoons too. ;)

Sharon Anck said...

A horn playing raccoon is a creature to admire!

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Are raccoons that big..?! Eek!!

William Kendall said...

That is such a good way to liven up a utility box!

Sami said...

Quite a cute mural and a lovely way to hide an ugly box.

llandudnopictures said...

Very funky!

Stephanie said...

Pretty cool!

VP said...

I have never seen a real raccoon, but I like this one!

Marleen said...

Nice one!

altadenahiker said...

I'm a fan of raccoons and this utility box. Wish they'd art-up some of ours.

Gosia k said...

Does the mural include the bike, too?

cieldequimper said...

Wohoo, that little fella would make me smile every day!

Gerald (SK14) said...

I like this - for one brief moment I thought the bike was part of the design.

Halcyon said...

A cool cat... ;)

Blogoratti said...

Thats a cool artwork.

Tom said...

A trumpet playing raccoon, neat. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Andy said...

Nice enhancement to utility box.

TexWisGirl said...

pretty cute.

Cloudia said...

Hep Cat!

Revrunner said...

Weird. :-)

Randy said...

Well as long as he's not playing that in the middle of the night.

Jack said...

I like this new (and admittedly small) trend of painting utility boxes.

Autocorrect corrected me again incorrectly and I had to go back to uncorrect the correction. Do you ever wonder what dumb things we end up saying when autocorrect changes something we typed and we didn't notice it? Maybe the world thinks I am illiterate because of my friend, autocorrect.

Jack said...

How long have you had that sandwich thingy in the "prove you're not a robot" section?

Taken For Granted said...

Having local artist paint utility boxes is such a great program. This is being done in San Diego, CA also. This one is wonderfully strong.

Paloma Delprado said...

A nicely decorated box and a cute racoon. I like it! Have a nice week!

Karen S. said...

Now this artist's capture is just adorable!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

You can see in his eyes that he takes his music seriously. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Laura. M said...

what a good idea
Thank you for your good wishes, Pat
Good wednesday;)

VioletSky said...

Love this!!