Guerilla Beautification

Posted by
Rick (Toronto, Canada) on 10 June 2018 in Cityscape & Urban.

Toronto's bane, albeit a necessary conduit for unbelievable amounts of daily traffic, is the eyesore Gardiner Expressway that cuts the downtown core off from our lake Ontario shoreline. It has been decaying and crumbling for decades and is badly in need of a tear-down and re-think, but for now I see signs that people have had enough of its ugliness.

NIKON D7200 1/100 second F/5.0 ISO 100 22 mm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a beautiful street art transformation. Well captured. It emphasises how ugly the unpainted ones are

10 Jun 2018 9:08am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

so talented !

10 Jun 2018 1:01pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

That is a seriously fine quality of graffiti. Amazing how it changes everything. Art! god preserve its presence on earth.

10 Jun 2018 2:03pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the colorful artwork in an otherwise drab view.

10 Jun 2018 2:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Really nice artwork on this old highway. It's too bad when the infrastructure is allowed to decay. Down here, bridges have to collapse, sometimes, before they are dealt with.

10 Jun 2018 5:15pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Jun 2018 6:25pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great find - could be the portal to another world, this archway.

11 Jun 2018 10:26am