Lately I’ve been walking around Vancouver’s neighbourhoods checking out the murals. Plus any other oddball thing that catches my attention.
I made my way down Broadway past the old Bow Mac sign, now strangely overlaid with a ‘Toys ‘R Us’ sign so that just small bits of it are visible. Coming close to Main Street, I saw this 3-D white flower attached onto fire escape stairs. Across the street from the flower a silver bear with sunglasses waves from a roof deck backdropped by a Haida-inspired mural. At this point I just start meandering around, up and down alleys on the search for murals. Gossiping animals…Rainbow cowboys…How on earth did they paint this gigantic couple on the wall of a 15-storey building? A parking garage with rainbow skylights. Crocheted chain link fence in front of a contained waterfall labelled Brewery Creek. Years ago this used to be the brewery district…Normally when I go for a walk in this area it’s for the pubs, many of them brewpubs, and the food. But stopping into any of these great little places is problematic during COVID, as is walking with a bunch of friends. This isn’t all of them either!The mural walk of Mt Pleasant highlighted in turquoise. There are more precise maps of more neighbourhoods at https://vanmuralfest.ca/ More of the Lens-Artists Challenge: A Photo Walk.