I had a few hours before my train pulled out so I decided to walk around downtown Vancouver and explore the street art. During the course of my walk every single person I passed by said hello. Five of them wished me Merry Christmas and one guy told me I had great hair. I really, really love Vancouver.
On my first visit to Vancouver I discovered a treasure trove of #streetart. It’s chock full of interesting art and a fantastic way to spend a morning! I could see a wall of art from my room at the Hilton so I headed in that direction first.
I found a fantastic and whimsical piece of street art (Bicycling by Jon Stommel) tucked away behind my hotel. Next to it was the bridge I could see from my hotel room (I couldn’t find the artist) and the wall of murals which turned out to be the Remembrance Wall for veterans.
Lots of different scenes painted on the Remembrance Wall!
You can find out all about it at http://www.ccmurals.org/remembrance-wall/ (Thanks Clark County Mural Society!)
I turned the corner and headed back to the park. There’s a great statue of Captain George Vancouver and he was all decked out for the holidays!
I walked past the park and then stumbled across Brewery History.
Right around the corner from Brewery History was Flying Umbrellas, a really whimsical piece I loved. This is also where some guy told me he loved my hair, which in no way influenced my affection for this piece!
I kept walking, received a few Merry Christmas wishes from random citizens, and then found Chlolav’s Landing by Guy Drennan and Lindia Stanton.
I circled back towards the hotel and passed the Farmers Market
I ducked behind the Plaid Pantry to take a picture of the Grape Quartet and accidentally discovered Chinook Nation, the 2012 first place winner from Travis Czekalski.
Finally, I headed back into the HIlton to pack up. Next stop the other Vancouver!