"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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Friday, November 28, 2008

The latest wheels

Indian Motorcycle - 2003
2904 - 30th Ave., west-facing wall

This mural features a Megaw Motor Company ad for Indian Motorcycles. Their all-chain drive was an improvement over the usual belt-driving motorbike of the day.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rustic street

Dr. Reinhard's House and Office - 2000
2909 - 30th Ave, west-facing wall

This street scene pictures the home of Vernon's third doctor, Dr. Reinhard. It was both his home and the medical clinic.

(It was tricky to photograph though, because of the narrow space between it and the building beside it. It will always be viewed at an angle because of this, never straight on - unless it can be seen the windows of the neighboring building.)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Love that lake

Okanagan Lake - 2003
3101 - 29th Ave., east-facing wall

Beautiful Okanagan Lake is featured in this mural that looks like a page out of someone's scrapbook. The sailboat pictured is the only one with two masts available in pioneer times. (And wouldn't you just like to take a bite out of one of those juicy looking apples?)

Friday, November 14, 2008


Office of the Daily News - 2000
2807 - 32nd St. west-facing wall

The Vernon News was the Okanagan's first newspaper. As well as local and world news, it had a weekly column of news about community life.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Steamy clean

Vernon's Steam Laundry - 2000
2807 - 32nd St. south-facing wall.

Opened in 1908 by Mr. Cecil Johnston, Vernon's first commercial laundry promised prompt and satisfactory service.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rich load

Creamery Truck - 2000
3111 Coldstream Ave. - north-facing wall.

This mural celebrates the era of the Vernon Creamery, opened in 1920 by H. W. Knight. This truck traveled the country roads, picking up cream from local dairies.

Friday, November 07, 2008

City of Vernon

City of Vernon - 2000
2902 - 32nd Street, south-facing wall

Eldon Seymour and Jim Duddle bought plans from a magazine, then worked 10 months to construct this open cockpit monoplane. The 40 HP engine could reach speeds of 90 MPH.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bicycle mania

Bicycling - 1999
3300 - 30th Ave., east-facing wall

This mural celebrates bicycling. It was said one had to be possessed of an iron will to resist the cycle temptations on display at the many dealers in town.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Trompe L'oiel Museum

Museum Without Walls - 2000
3301 Coldstream Ave., west-facing wall

This Trompe L'oiel mural shows a little boy looking through a broken wall into a museum. The "museum" mural shows women working in an orchard during W.W.II. The painting is so realistic, there are even parking stops painted into it.



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