"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Art Gallery - Thunder Bay, ON

Murals decorate the covered window openings of the art gallery – a building located on the Thunder Bay waterfront (which was closed until further notice when we visited there this summer). The paintings, which look rather unremarkable from a distance, are really beautiful when viewed up close.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Winnipeg, MB

Yesterday the home team – the B.C. Lions – won the Grey Cup (football). Now, I do not claim even reflected glory from this. Our very tiny Grey Cup party fizzled when someone (not I) got sick. My only participation in the game was to occasionally check on the score from the bedroom where I was reading.

The game was played in Winnipeg - and I realized, as soon as I saw this site what I would have wanted to do had I been there.

This mural is located at 756 Ellice Avenue in Winnipeg. The artist is Jill Sellers. Check out the link above for 552 more mural shots, photos of other art, and artist info from around that city.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Cloverdale - Surrey, BC

On our way to the Remembrance Day ceremony on Saturday, we passed this mural. It does a good job of representing Cloverdale (one of Surrey’s several town centers), known for its flea markets, antique shops and the rodeo. Cloverdale’s quaint western-town streets have also made it a favorite location for movie and commercial shoots. Smallville, Postal, Hot Rod and others were filmed there.

The three scenes of remembrance, below, are painted are on the wall of a building facing the cenotaph square -- in Cloverdale as well.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Cloverdale Cenotaph, Surrey BC

Ernie and I joined hundreds of others at the Cenotaph in Cloverdale this morning for a Remembrance Day ceremony.

A special event this morning was the unveiling and dedication of a new statue on the cenotaph memorial

The representation of a World War 1 soldier, kneeling at the grave of a fallen comrade was commissioned to replace an earlier similar one which was melted down to make bullets for World War II. This new piece was paid for in part with funds raised by Surrey school children.

Before we left, we unpinned our poppies and placed them with hundreds of others on the memorial as a token of our remembrance and thanks to Canadian soldiers past and present.

We remember.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Lest we forget

These murals are painted on the walls of the Smithers Legion, Smithers, BC. They remind us of the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in W.W. I, II and the Korean War.

Remembrance Day is Saturday. Of course, this year we'll also be remembering Canadian soldiers who have died much more recently in missions like the one to Afghanistan.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Beachcombing - West Vancouver, BC

We spent some time walking on the beach today, and I was reminded of these little finds we made on a different beach this summer. Who would think beachcombing would yield mosaics? We noticed these walking along the West Vancouver sea wall.



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