Street Art – New Westminster

It’s Friday! After another trying week, I’d like to share what I believe is the perfect spirit lifter to take us into the weekend. It’s bright, colourful and happy – just what the doctor ordered (along with social distancing and washing our hands, of course). I discovered this mural accidentally, but fell in love with…… Continue reading Street Art – New Westminster

Musée Marmottan Monet – The Supporting Acts

The obvious draw for most visitors to Musée Marmottan Monet is to see paintings by the master himself. But what was surprising to me was the wide range of paintings by other well-known artists. I referred to Monet as the Star of the Show yesterday. Today I thought it would be fun to look at…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Supporting Acts

Musée Marmottan Monet – The Star of the Show

Yesterday I shared some sculptures and interesting pieces of furniture that I found at Musée Monet Marmottan. But let’s be serious. People head to the museum to see Claude Monet’s paintings more than anything else. So without further ado, feat your eyes on these beauties.. If you haven’t seen my post about my visit to…… Continue reading Musée Marmottan Monet – The Star of the Show

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Happy Friday! Here’s the final installment of murals I recently discovered in East Vancouver. First up is Lions Gate Bridge, which spans across Burrard Inlet and connects Stanley Park with the North Shore. Next we have an image depicting some sights at Queen Elizabeth Park. In the top left corner is Bloedel Conservatory, which I…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Here are a few more murals to, hopefully, add some fun and brightness to your day as we weather this crazy storm of uncertainty together. This last one depicts an old hamburger stand that stood on Kingsway for decades. It has since moved, but those of us of a certain age will remember the iconic…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Here are a few more murals that I found in East Vancouver. My favourite isn’t either of the brightly coloured murals depicting well-known Vancouver sights. It’s the middle mural which features the moving local statue, “Angel of Victory”. The angel with the fallen soldier ascending to heaven is a moving tribute to those who fought…… Continue reading Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

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

The Painted School

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

The Meditation

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

E is for .. Les Jardin d’Etretat

While based in Bayeux, we decided to take a day trip along the coast in our rental car. One of the stops we made was in Etretat to check out the beautifully manicured Jardin d’Etretat and its quirky face installations that I’d seen online. An added bonus was the view of the famous ‘Needle’ rock…… Continue reading E is for .. Les Jardin d’Etretat

La Foule

One of the many works of art you’ll wander past as you stroll through the Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries is La Foule, or The Crowd. This bronze sculpture was created by English-born, Paris-based painter sculptor, Raymond Mason, back in the mid-1960′. It was later purchased by France’s National Fund of Contemporary Art, before being installed…… Continue reading La Foule