"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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Monday, June 29, 2009

Critters and Sir Hornswoggle

This is some of the company you'll have as you explore the Port Alberni waterfront. (In fact, when I first encountered Sir Hornswoggle on the pier, I was sure he was fellow sighseer.)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Alberni - nautical

This mural, also in Port Alberni, commemorates a sea disaster. On Monday, January 22, 1906, the coastal passenger liner SS Valencia, en route from San Francisco to Seattle, was wrecked on the southwest coast of Vancouver Island (near Bamfield) and 136 people perished.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gray's Whales mural

In Port Alberni we saw a mural with another kind of whale. This mural of Gray's Whales was painted by Jeff King.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Parksville killer whales

But killer whales aren't popular only on northern Vancouver Island. These are swimming around Parksville

Monday, June 15, 2009

Port Hardy killer whales - 4

These beauties were swimming amongst the flower hangers at the front of the grocery store

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Port Hardy killer whales - 3

Here's another chubby black-and-white cutie. (They do look cute, don't they - water pandas!)

Monday, June 08, 2009

Port Hardy killer whales - 2

I love the interesting effect of the killer whale mural painted on the truck trailer displayed against the ocean in the background - somewhat surrealistic.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Port Hardy killer whales - 1

A favorite north Vancouver Island subject of murals is the killer whale. In Port Hardy, we saw them everywhere.

Here is one painted on the school.

(Notice the muralist Razmpoosh - who also painted these Agassiz murals.)

Monday, June 01, 2009

Ink Island

What a colorful, surreal place. (Notice the red bird on left side of the building.)



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