This is on the same street as yesterday’s shot, less than a block away. It is a parking area next to the Parsonage Cafe, which is part of the Fernwood Coffee Company. This is as close as I could find to an alley on my wanderings on the weekend.
I was killing time while the finishing touches were being applied to an apple pie for dinner at Patisserie Daniel, which is in this same group of buildings as those pictured here. I was glad to have my camera along as it was going to be 15 or 20 minutes and I had already checked out the nearby thrift store.
EDIT: @Fernwoodcoffee tweeted me an article about the artist, Hans Fear, who painted this face. The article is an interesting read, and has this to say about the painting:
“This strange, vampire-clown is possibly the last remaining wall graffiti by legendary Victoria artist Hans Fear. Fear, whose tag was GHOST, pioneered the rebellious art form here in the 1980s along with a couple of friends. Yet to call him simply a graffiti artist does Fear a deep injustice. Amongst scribbles and tags, Fear created pictures of remarkable complexity and depth. He was an astonishingly talented and prolific artist, and while graffiti was his preferred medium, he drew constantly, producing hundreds of sketches, cartoons, and wall murals during his short life. When Fear, who suffered from schizophrenia, took his own life in 2001, he left behind drawings, stories and legends that continue to haunt Victoria’s streets and stories today.”
I had no idea I was photographing something so historic, but must say how pleased I am that it has been preserved. Thanks @Fernwoodcoffee for the link!
Canon EOS 5Dii, Nikkor-N 24mm/f2.8 lens, ISO100, ~f-8, 1/160th, +/- 2.0 E.V..