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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

" King and Bath " Centres King Street Mandala...#29

I have finally come to the last 2 final days of completing this mandala ...#29 !

The oldest pub in Toronto is at the center and above it is the clock across the street.

Cranes cast an overview and a streetcar rushes by.

The Theatre District is alive and restaurants abound, with patios and flowers and food.

Sculptures stand out proudly and buildings with articulate architecture are tall and grand.
There is calligraphy and gargoyles and intricate wrought iron along the way.

There is  the Backpackers Hostel at Spadina and King where the Spadina Hotel once housed
Toronto New Wave bands which played upstairs in the Cabana Room in the late 70's.

King Street......what a rich salute to King George lll who was the ruling monarch at the time of the Town of York.
" The King Eddy " Hotel east of Yonge (1903),  was  named after King Edward Vll , and was a pitstop for the Beatles before their performance at the Gardens in the mid-60's. It still serves " Afternoon Tea "...a lovely

From Roncesvalles to the west and Queen Street East to the east, King Street is quite a trip !
Just ride the car in either direction and you will experience a cornucopia of events taking place.  From
The Toronto Downtown Jazz  and  the Illuminatto Festivals to the Fashion District to the mansions on the hill at Queen , King Street is really the " King of Toronto Streets " !

Golden stars dot the mandala...a salute to the " Walk of Fame " at King and Royal Alex going west along the sidewalk.
 And soooooooooooooooo much more..... a  feast for your aesthetic sense.

What a treasure chest we have in our town !!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

King Street .....East and West....Toronto....Mandala

King Street East and West mandala is still under the paints.

There is so much activity and history there, that it is taking longer
thought than others.

However, I  hope to have it completed by June 17, 2011 and will
be ready to share it with the world.