When summer rolls around in Montreal, you can be sure of a couple of things: road works which send you off on complicated detours and festivals!
One of my absolute favourite festivals is the Mural Festival.
Two weeks to watch the artists at work and the murals emerge, and to wander up and down St Laurent without having to worry about traffic. And maybe visit the Breton crêperie or the Portuguese bakery or any number of coffee places or clothes boutiques, or the Enchanted Forest, a park taken over by yoga, dance, musicians and Lululemon for the duration of the Festival. I’d never realized before how very relaxing it is to listen to a yoga class but not actually do it!
Seeing as there’s not an infinite amount of wall space available, it’s inevitable that older murals get painted over. Or built over. I was sad to see this one has disappeared. For some reason it always made me laugh. It looked so realistic.
The old lady with the paint spray is a long time survivor.
New this year, this mural by Aydin Matlabiet. See the door?
Are these doors part of the festival? Or inspired door owners?
Afternoon shadows made this photo of the yellow door difficult! Very clever of Fido – you pose on the image on the ground and have a photo taken of your daring escape?/entry? on your cellphone!
Some non-door murals….
Jason Wasserman (Canada)
Richard Cavolo (Spain)
Sbu One (Canada)
No way can we forget Leonard Cohen in Montreal – Kevin Ledo (Canada)
Enjoy doors from around the world at Norm 2.0 Thursday Doors