During my most recent trip to Paris, I decided that I’d finally check out illustrious E. Dehillerin. For those unaware, E. Dehillerin sell cooking supplies. It’s got 2 floors jam packed with kitchen items that you’ll likely never have a need to use them at home. For someone who loves to hoard kitchen toys (guilty as charged!), it’s heaven on Earth. I’m working on a post to sum up my visit .. hopefully it will be ready later this week. Continue reading “Paris Street Art – Rue de Louvre”
Along an exterior wall at North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay Market you’ll find a 100 foot long mural titled Coastal Energy.
Designed by local students and painted by artist Dennis Creighton, Coastal Energy is part of a city-wide series of public art called Studio in the City.
Its purpose is to give local youth the opportunity to apprentice in the arts, while working on various canvases throughout North Vancouver.
If you’ve visited Vancouver as a tourist, chances are you’ve seen this mural. Lonsdale Quay is often a stop on visitor’s lists of local places to check out.
Looking through my photos last night, as I’m doing a lot more frequently thanks to Coronatimes, I rediscovered this piece by French artist, Fred le Chavelier (Fred the Knight).
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 it immediately.
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.
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 Vancouver landmark that was Wally’s Burgers.
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.
Another day, another set of murals from East Vancouver. The Inukshuk is featured in the top two, which is a well-known feature along the city’s English Bay.
The last of today’s murals is my favourite. Which is yours?
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 mural.
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.
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 this mural. It confuses me, not unlike much of the news coverage these days.
Stay safe, friends.
In the Marais district of Paris, I found what is probably now one of my favourite street art installations that I’ve ever come across.
Located in the square known as Parvis des 260 Enfants – the site of a Jewish public school where 260 children were removed during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup before being executed in Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz.
It’s no secret that Paris is bursting at the seams with galleries, monuments and galleries. There’s always so much to see. Some of my favourite art can be found outside, by way of graffiti – or what I prefer to call street art.
Vancouver is home to a new public piece of art work, this time in the form of a massive chandelier hanging under Granville Street Bridge.
Offsite is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s
cleverly named offsite public exhibition space, featuring temporary installations of contemporary works. Featured artists are said to, “consider the site-specific potential of art within the public realm and respond to the changing social and cultural conditions of our contemporary world.”.
Lumière is an annual event here in Vancouver that is said to be inspired by light and artistic expression. A few minutes walk from our apartment, at English Bay, is the current home to one of this year’s 4 public installations. Recently, on my way home from work one evening, I decided to check it out. Continue reading “Lumière At English Bay”
If you’re strolling around Downtown Vancouver any time soon, you may come across Salvador Dali’s, “Space Venus”.
I’d have said you’d find yourself face-to-face with the sculpture but, well, this Venus is clearly headless. Her neck is adorned with a typical Dali “melting” clock, made most famous perhaps by his 1931 painting, “The Persistence of Memory”. Continue reading “Definitely Dali”
The nearest city to our campsite was Silverton, which lies on the 45th Parallel (Vancouver, where we call home, is at the 49th).
The small city is named after the Silver Creek that runs through it. Human habitation of the area spreads back over 6000 years, and agriculture has been the main industry since the 19th century.
We ended up in Silverton to find a gas station, as the van was low on fuel. What brought us back the next day were the murals peppered throughout Silverton. I love me a good mural!
I’ve since learned that the Silverton Mural Society was modeled after mural successes of Chemainus, British Columbia. Like in Chemainus, the Silverton murals are a major draw for visitors each year. So let’s take a walk through Silverton to check out the murals we came across.. in no particular order ..
Silver Falls – City of the Falls
Silverton photographer June Drake apparently helped to perserve Silver Falls State Park , which includes more than 8,000 acres and 10 waterfalls. This is where we camped for 2 nights.
That word is not photoshopped into the shot. It’s actually stuck to the hedge. I don’t know why, but I like it.