umbrella, parapluie, paraguas

red, rouge, rojo,

Grey, damp days always need a touch of colour.

Yesterday, as I walked from Dupont subway station to Kensington I made use of my red umbrella.  It kept me dry.  It brightened up a few photos!

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A red umbrella is open and sitting on the wet pavement beside a grey painted wall.

Every rainy day needs a splash of colour.

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A red umbrella is wedged between two poles beside a purplish brown garage door in an alley

caught in the alley

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A mural on a garage door shows a girl reaching out her hand.  The umbrella is placed by her hand.

When this mural was first painted, there was a downspout for the eavestrough running down the side of the wall. Her hand was painted to look like it was reaching for, or holding onto, the downspout. Because that downspout is no longer there, I decided that she needed something else to hold on to.

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A red umbrella is lying on a wet sidewalk beside a large puddle.  There are lots of leaves on the sidewalk as well.

left in a puddle

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Whatsoever

‘Whatsoever you do’, a sculpture by Timothy Schmalz.  It is also referred to as ‘Homeless Jesus’.  This installation is outside of St. Stephen-in-the Fields church on College Street. It was installed on 14 September and was originally scheduled to remain there until 6 October. According to the description of the sculpture, it is a fiberglass cast of a silent, huddled panhandler. A person that people walk by and ignore. But if you look at the outstretched hand, you will see the stigmata (the wounds of Christ).
When we first placed the umbrella over her, we worried about the appropriateness of such an action but as I took the photo, a passerby commented on how people have been known to place cheeseburgers and other food in her hand.
The statue was stolen at the end of November. More information

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A close up photo of the red umbrella's reflection on the roof of a black car.  There are lots of rain drops on the roof as well.

car roof reflections

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A red umbrella is beside a stone and brick wall that was once painted yellow.  The yellow paint has started to wear off.

red and yellow

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A white line drawing of a man with a top hat (upper body only) on a dark grey wall.  On the ground beside the wall is a red umbrella

top hat, umbrella…. where are my dancing shoes?

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A man is crouching beside a brick wall that has been painted purple and grey.  He is holding a red umbrella over his head.

Toronto siesta

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A red umbrella in front of a wall made of different coloured bricks - yellowish, orange, brown, and purple

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A red umbrella on the ground beside a gate made of weathered wood

something old, something new

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The red umbrella is wedged between the top of a chainlink gate and a wood door.

The End

Special thanks to Sasha and David who played along and made the day even better!

Also to Michael for crouching against a purple wall!

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