Thursday, 29 May 2014

Graffiti Alley

Hello world. Today I'll be sharing some photos I took in Toronto's Graffiti Alley.
Where is it? I did a simple lookup on Google Maps and it gave me a pretty good location. If taking the Subway, get off at Spadina and take the 510 streetcar and disembark at Queen St. W. Simply walk down the alley between Queen St. W and Richmond St. W towards Bathurst St. and there you are.
There's no official sign that says that this is the alley, or at least not that I saw. Not that you need it--the awesome artwork tells you that you've arrived at the destination. 
 If you appreciate this type of art (like me) it would be a good idea to go multiple times a year as the graffiti is always changing. When I was in elementary school/high school I tried to imitate graffiti and make my own (Lame? Not lame? You be the judge). Sadly, no matter how hard I tried I just didn't have the right style. 
 There are always people going by this alley whether by bike or on foot. These alleys are often the back doors of businesses so you'll find a lot of gated parking areas for business owners/residents. 
 Really good stuff. A lot of photographers come here to shoot portraits and I can see why. It's not the cleanest place in the world though. 
 Wandering these alleys can be a little creepy at first so it helps to have a buddy. 
 Welcome to Toronto. 
 I saw a fellow photographer there. I didn't have the guts to ask him for a photo so I just took a discreet one from the back. Next time, I will ask! I'm sure he wouldn't have mind. This is why I'm such a newbie to street photography. 
 Not my type of place to relax but hey, different strokes for different folks. 
 Green + colour. 

That's it! It was quite a brief post. If you want to see more photos of the alley that I took on my mobile phone, check out my Instagram account! My username is enmuliadi. Till the next adventure. 

-e.m.

p.s. I'm selling my DSLR kit. Check out the About Me page. 

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