“There's a race of men that don't fit in, A race that can't sit still; So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will. They range the field and rove the flood, And they climb the mountain's crest; Their's is the curse of the gypsy blood, And they don't know how to rest.”
- Robert Service

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Murals of Sudbury

 Before I left Sudbury, there was one project I needed to complete. While I have probably groaned on more than once about how "very blue collar" Sudbury is, I did like that the city was trying to liven things up. To help things along, Sudbury created the "Up Here" festival a couple of years ago. During this art-and-music-loving party, muralists were invited! This year, there was even a duo of artists participating from France, though their piece can only be seen by air balloon. So, as a final ode to the Big Nickel, I took a walk about town to photograph as many of the murals as I could find...

Seen from Larch and Elgin street
Larch and Elgin Street, above the Speakeasy
Medina Lane and Durham St.
Elgin Street
Elgin Street Mixed-Media Mural
140 Durham Street at the YMCA
Above the Medina Lane Elk Woman
131 Durham Street
131 Durham Street
Medina Lane
Medina Lane
Medina Lane is quickly filling up!
Old City Hall Lane at Durham
Old City Hall Lane at Durham
Old City Hall Lane at Elgin
54 Elgin Street
Old City Hall Lane and Young Street
The Kingsway at Fabro Street retaining wall
187 Shaughnessy Street (Wacky Wings)
212 Minto Street
212 Minto Street
Elgin Street Railway underpass
Elgin Street Railway underpass
Elgin Street Railway underpass (south side)
Elgin Street Railway underpass
Elgin Street Rainway Underpass
154 Durham Street
Baker Street at Mackenzie Street
Mackenzie Street at Kathleen Street
Mackenzie Street at Kathleen
If ever you want to go searching for these murals, I was able to walk to most of them. By bicycle, you could definitely make an outing of it. The best bit is that more murals go up with each Up Here festival, so there will always be more to look for! And a google search revealed that there were still a few more already up that I hadn't found on my own. I suggest you check them out and send me a photo...

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