Meandering Around the Murals of Main Street in Vancouver

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. Bowmac sign seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestComing close to Main Street, I saw this 3-D white flower attached onto fire escape stairs. 3-D white flower attached onto fire escape stairs seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestAcross the street from the flower a silver bear with sunglasses waves from a roof deck backdropped by a Haida-inspired mural. A silver bear with sunglasses on a roof deck with an Haida-inspired mural seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestAt this point I just start meandering around, up and down alleys on the search for murals. A back alley seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestGossiping animals…A blue gossiping animal mural seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestRainbow cowboys…Bright cowboy mural seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestHow on earth did they paint this gigantic couple on the wall of a 15-storey building? Mural on a tall building Mural seen on a building walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestA parking garage with rainbow skylights. Mural on a parking garage seen on walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestCrocheted chain link fence in front of a contained waterfall labelled Brewery Creek. Years ago this used to be the brewery district…Crocheted chain link fence in front of a waterfall labelled Brewery Creek, seen on a walk around Main St. to check out the street art from the Vancouver Mural FestNormally 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!normally when I go for a walk in this area it's for the pubs and foodThe mural walk of Mt Pleasant highlighted in turquoise. There are more precise maps of more neighbourhoods at https://vanmuralfest.ca/ Google map of Vancouver with the mural walk of Mt Pleasant highlightedMore of the Lens-Artists Challenge: A Photo Walk.

One response to “Meandering Around the Murals of Main Street in Vancouver

  1. Wall art seems to get a bit more sophisticated every year Elizabeth. Some of these are amazing. We were in Vancouver 5 or 6 years ago and didn’t see a single example! Loved the 3 animals especially😊

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