Saturday, July 04, 2009

Too Many Pink Gins

Hairstyle's OK, Dulcie, But That Colour's Wrong

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


This shot was taken in Montreal's Gay Village area, way back in 2005. I was on a very tight schedule that morning, as I had to check out of my hotel and catch a flight to Toronto, where I had a rental car waiting for me to head out to Muskoka for a few days.

But I'd been told by a friend that I had to spend at least half an hour photographing the sights in this part of the city - and there was certainly no shortage of things to shoot.

This huge figurine was on an exterior wall and I took this and a couple of other frames from the main street. Maybe it was a punk rock venue. Or a pink rock venue.


Visit TNChick's Photo Hunt. Today's theme: "Pink''.

34 comments:

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Looks like something you'd find in San Francisco.

Maggie May said...

Wow! That's quite an eyeful!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Great photo! Rock on!

Ananda girl said...

I love it!

Johnnny said...

Walking past her she gave me a wink
As she sat there up on the wall
I thought I'd only had one drink
But now I guess I can't recall
Her hair was a odd natural pink
She had to be at least 10 feet tall
I didn't really know what to think
Compared to her I seemed so small
She asked me to click on her link
And if I wanted to have a ball
It seemed like we were so in sync
Just like Saints Peter and Paul.

mountain.mama said...

Great picture and good on you, Johnny!

Wayne said...

very odd looking but fun at the same time.

great photo friday

SandyCarlson said...

Ah, but the hair color works with the outfit and the flowers! What's a girl to do!

Fun, fun shot.

cheshire wife said...

She looks very life like, but that hair is a give away in more ways than one.

joan said...

Fun!

Jazz said...

You came to my town!!!

The village is a great part of Montreal. It was falling into dereliction until the area was "taken over" by the gay community. Now it's a wonderful neighbourhood, with great cafés, restos and bars. I love it there.

Eddie Bluelights said...

She looks as though she's had too much pink gin and its gone to her head! ~ Eddie

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Wonder if she's ever caused a traffic incident.

Denise said...

A fun and colorful shot. Montreal is a place I would love to go to one day.

Mojo said...

Now that's something you don't see every day. And no mistake.

Except that dye job. Big mistake.

sandy said...

Sure I'll buy that story this time ..heehee sandy

Moannie said...

Looks to be straight out of 'Pricilla'

Oh, and http://womaninawindow.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-countertop-heart.html has done it again...what a writer.

lakeviewer said...

Yes, in San Francisco on the wharf. It is a very pink production.

Janie said...

I can imagine seeing something like that in New Orleans. Quite a sight.

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Really cool statue/sign. I think I would go into the store : )

TechnoBabe said...

You can find interesting subjects to photograph wherever you go it seems.
Another good picture.

Kim said...

You sure get around. That was my neck of the woods - we're just an hour and half from Toronto. And the Muskokas - aren't they lovely?!

Louise said...

How funny. When I saw the picture, before I read the commentary, I thought it looked like a REAL person I saw someone post from Pride Week in San Francisco. Definitely an interesting photo opportunity.

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

Rather creepy!!!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

Pink it is and you caught it so well

Greyscale Territory said...

Extraordinary figurine to have on a wall! Looks quite cartoonish!

gengen said...

Your entry is cool! Happy weekend...mine is also up.

SASSY MOM said...

Wow! that's any eye catcher! Thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit my PH.

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Very unique! Came in handy for the pink post too.
Happy 4th.
Mine is up, come on by.
http://kissedalotatoads.blogspot.com

Shadow said...

freaky figurine

Hilary said...

I've been away from Montreal for far too long. I need to head home one day.. with camera in hand. Fun shot. :)

spacedlaw said...

Your friends were right: It would have been a shame to miss any such sights.

JC said...

Now that makes it all worthwhile, eh... lol.

Go Johnnny... perfect comment for your shot!

srp said...

This might be found in Vegas... very bright, certainly not subtle!
My pinks are up here.