Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day with just a light breeze,
perfect to go for a stroll.
The meds had kicked in and I felt I could walk awhile.
I zigzaged through the streets of the city,
going west with a purpose,
which you'll eventually find out about...
While I cannot promise to post my pictures in the order I took them,
I have enough to entertain you for the next couple of weeks.
It was that good of a morning!!
"Dias de los Muertos [by Beast]"
Let's skip ahead and find ourselves on De Maisonneuve Street West,
a secondary street in the downtown district.
While the sector is familiar to me as I spent so much time downtown,
looking at it now in the morning light,
I found it to be vaguely in a state of desuetude...
Not as glamourous as I once believed it to be.
Is it me who has changed or is it the city?
I think we've both changed over time,
and Time was not so kind with either.
A man was rummaging through garbage,
and I would have dismissed it right away,
but his action drew my attention to my right to a small lane between two housing buildings.
On a wall,
I saw there was a large graffiti with a large centerpiece
featuring a "Dias de los Muertos" figure.
The signature says "Beast".
A splendid piece of urban art.
"Graffiti: Collaboration between KidPQ, Beast and Quidam [Montreal]"
I identified my photograph as a collaboration by three graffiti artists,
"Beast" in the center,
"Quidam" on the right and a signature I have seen before...
But the one on the left is described as being by "KidPQ" by another blogger,
and since I am not knowledgeable about such things,
I may have to rely on his opinion.
I tried to research it on Google,
but only his reference came up.
If someone has more info,
it would certainly be appreciated.
This was done a few years ago,
but a little photoshop revived the colors,
and I have nothing bad to say about the overall composition
as it fills up the wall beautifully.
Pity its impact is a bit lost,
since this is in a small lane,
barely allowing passage for one car...
"Graffiti: enmasse.info [Montreal]"
Later on that day,
on my way back home,
I did come back for a while on DeMaisonneuve Street,
but on the East side.
As I walked by the St-Laurent Metro (subway) Station,
I immediately recognized the work of Labrona [in the lower right corner] on a container.
So I started taking pictures,
"Graffiti: St-Laurent Metro Station [Montreal]"
Here's another detail of the same container,
but on its west side.
You may wonder why I titled my post
"Drama in Broad Daylight"...
Well, the thing is...
My battery died!!!
As hard as I tried to coax the camera to allow me a few more shots,
no can do!!
I have only myself to blame since I took a gazillion photos
for the last two fireworks
and didn't bother to recharge the battery since then...
While I always carry my camera,
this stroll was a spur-of-the-moment thing
and I certainly didn't expect to take so many pictures.
So, no need to shed tears here,
as I have plenty to show for.
I would have cried though if it had happened earlier that day.
So stay tuned!!
I am currently working on my pics and will feature them as they are ready.