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

Night at the Symphony

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

It’s coming! It’s coming!

The first sign of Spring has arrived here in Vancouver and I’m practically hyperventilating with excitement! 2 more weeks and we’ll be (hopefully) surrounded by pretty blossoms with crappy weather soon becoming a distant memory. Realistically, being that it is Raincouver after all, we’ll have another month of rain but I’m so looking forward to…… Continue reading It’s coming! It’s coming!

Barkerville Post Office

Because the old Gold Rush town of Barkerville was so remote, its residents struggled to keep correspondence up with loved ones back home. Initially letters were sent with friends traveling between Victoria and nearby Quesnel. It wasn’t very reliable, and I imagine it didn’t help with feelings of homesickness. It wasn’t until several years later,…… Continue reading Barkerville Post Office

Wells Barkerville Cemetery

Mine cave-ins, accidents, assaults, disease and old age. Life in a gold rush camp was difficult. Many of those who passed were buried in one of the areas four cemeteries. The first internment at the Wells Barkerville Cemetery was carried out by John “Cariboo” Cameron, who buried his employee Peter Gibson in 1863. Mr. Gibson…… Continue reading Wells Barkerville Cemetery