Pedestrian short cut. Closed for pedestrians! Artist: Catherine Widgery - 1989

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City People. This sculpture consists of twenty larger than life-sized flat, painted metal figures of people. People walking, or just standing waiting for someone, the occasional shopper, the people who are rushing to work or catch the bus.

There are no face features, but if there were any, I suspect it would be shown slightly annoyed, when they find the gate on top is closed.


The figures are mounted on the wall beside the steps going up to the outside courtyard at the Royal Bank Complex in downtown. Mounted on tall poles, at the top of the staircase, are several figures that will turn with the winds.


Title of Piece: City People (approx $100,000 - 1989)

Artist: Catherine Widgery (MA, USA) from 1983-2001 all public art was done in Canada, now she has major installations in mostly in the USA

Material/Media: Aluminum and paint

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xacobeo4 on November 24, 2012

Tomros, Interesting, unique, I love Toronto Nice photo has many beautiful details, wonderful angle,you most, have to jump the fence, to the exciting moment. I give YOU my sincere thanks for your visit, at times(in those moments of confusion and sad news (not just here, but for all those places in the Caribbean, that the storm hit) I give YOU, my sincere Thanks now is my time of visits, little by little, for all, ( DO NOT visit me) I owe you a few, I will enjoy to visit better,Greetings,from the cliff where the sunset. A big HUG REBECA

David Edwards on November 25, 2012

So much movement, Tom.

Viewing the thumbnail, I thought they were on skateboards!

Cheers, David.

Tomros - Pano on November 25, 2012

Who knows, maybe that is why they closed the gate,

to limit the skateboarders!

Filipunes on November 25, 2012

Wonderful decoration, good shot. L21

Jaroslav Klečka on November 25, 2012

Beautiful scenery, well done capture. I Like it. Greetings from Czechia, Jaroslav

Adriana Bruno on November 25, 2012

LIKE, ottimo scatto di allegorie moderne! Un saluto, Adriana

mauro1968 on November 26, 2012

Bellissima prospettiva, scatto magistrale, LIKE 24! Ciao Tomas, sinceri saluti ed una buona settimana come sempre, MAURO :-)

Dušan Bezděk on November 26, 2012

Beautiful,have a nice day from Prague Dušan like

BritPlom on November 26, 2012

Nice shot!

Like

Greetings, François

ka9894 on November 26, 2012

Interesting view, nice shot !

L

Best wishes, :)

Kat

Danutė on November 26, 2012

interesting place, nice decorated, sad that the gates are closed...L

greetings

Danute

TheVidaniel on November 26, 2012

I like it . Beautiful composition and colors, LIKE!!. Best wishes, Daniel.

Janusz Kulik on November 26, 2012

Piękna i ciekawa kompozycja !!!!LIKE 31.Pozdrawiam ,Janusz

Mir Bashir on November 27, 2012

Good, It is beautiful image. LIKE

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on November 27, 2012

Beautiful shot and comèposition. Nice colors and light.L 32. Good evening, Canpao

~☂λVλNT☂~ on November 27, 2012

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Oh no, esta cerrado!!

like number ☆33☆

and a happy face :)

Remember im ☂Avant☂ from México ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

C haydeé on December 1, 2012

Hola Tomas

Hermosa perspectiva y muy bueno explicación. Like

Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, Chaydeé.

Lucien Kivit on August 23, 2013

Kafka must have been here ! Might happen in Belgium as well. Excellent shot, LIKE, regards Lucien

RNLatvian on July 31, 2014

Like 36! This is a very good photo! Greetings!

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