As I promised yesterday, I’m back with a few more murals that I recently found. Do you have a favourite? Comment below. Mine is of the crushed plastic bottle. At first I was annoyed by the parked car, but I think I actually like it being in the shot to give scale to the sprawling…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant
Yesterday I shared a confusing mural I found here in Vancouver. It was one of a series of murals painted in a commercial warehouse area in the north end of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of the city. Of course I stopped to take a photo of every single one I passed. So for the next…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant
Today was my first official day of #WFH (working from home). It also marked the first day in weeks where I didn’t have to discuss ad nauseum these troubling and confusing times. I realise that I’m one of the fortunate ones though, and I worry about those who can’t do the same. I recently found…… Continue reading #WFH
This week’s Parisian door is a little different. Instead of being external and ornately decorated, this one can be found at the dark end of an hallway at Hotel La Louisiane in the city’s popular Saint-Germain-des-Près area. The first time I encountered this door, it gave me a fright. There I was minding my own…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Paris
There’s an elementary school near to our house that I pass by regularly. I thought I’d share some of the colourful artwork that can be found across the property. Named after Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, Lord Roberts Elementary School was first established way back in 1901. It was during this time that Vancouver was…… Continue reading The Painted School
Times are scary. Unpredictable and stifling with a dose of terror. Many people are turning to different types of self care to offset the negativity. Like meditation, for example. Personally, meditation hasn’t ever worked for me. My brain hasn’t figured out how to shut up. Instead it bounces with incessant chatter: “Did I water the…… Continue reading The Meditation
I’ve got a couple of really exciting trips planned for the coming year. They’ll inevitably be cancelled though, because of the impending apocalypse COVID-19. In my attempt to avoid people (surprisingly easy for a non-peopley person such as myself) I’ve been spending time going through my Google albums. I found this short clip of a…… Continue reading The Trees Are Alive With Music
Holy Hanna! Marla on the Move has passed an important milestone this week. These figures stopped me in my tracks. Thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by to share in my experiences over the past year. It’s been a lot of fun for me. I look forward to sharing more of my…… Continue reading Happy Anniversary!
Four words I never thought I’d utter. But I’m so happy that I can now say I’ve been. A few weeks ago I was invited by a friend to attend a performance at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre. Originally a vaudeville theatre, the Orpheum has changed hands (and concepts) over the decades. In 1977 it became the…… Continue reading Night at the Symphony
While looking at the impressive facade of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, back before the horrific fire and its resulting devastation, I noticed this headless statue holding its head and wondered its significance. It turns out that statues holding their own heads, when found outside a church or cathedral, identify a Saint who was martyred or…… Continue reading The Things You Learn on Holiday
I thought it might be fun to take a look at the same door, from both sides. You may recall seeing these grand doors from my B is for .. Bayeux Cathedral post. I like the fun pop of red in the middle of the cathedral’s imposing Norman-Romanesque facade. Step through the doors and turn…… Continue reading Thursday Doors – Bayeux
Check out my full post about this lovely mosque here. I hope you fall in love just as I did. Bonne journée! Marla I’ve accumulated a large (admittedly random) collection of photos of my feet taken during my travels. I thought it might be fun to occasionally share them here on MOTM and link each…… Continue reading My Feet At ..
Welcome to what is often referred to as the narrowest street in Paris. Rue du Chat-qui-Peche has been around since 1540 and runs 95′ long (and only 5’11” wide). Here my model demonstrates just how narrow this street truly is. Bonne journée! Marla
It was September 16th of the year 1868, and a long hot Summer day in the gold rush town of Barkerville. According to the story passed from one generation to the next, that afternoon saw a man make an unwanted move on a woman at the back of Adler and Berry’s New Fashion Saloon. A…… Continue reading Fire!
Growing up in Canada, we didn’t have televisions or radios. News came by way of dogsled. The only way to know the weather was to stick your head outside. If you got wet then it was a sure sign it was raining. The people up in Barkerville were far more advanced though. There was no…… Continue reading The Canadian Weather Stick