Monday, June 14, 2010


I literally stumbled across this mosaic embedded in the sidewalk near the corner of Hastings and Cambie Streets the other day. After doing some poking around on the web, I've discovered that this is one of 17 distinct mosaic tile art pieces placed in sidewalks around the Downtown Eastside.  A project called "The Footprints Community Art Project", it was undertaken in 2001 as a joint effort by Western Economic Diversification Canada, The Carnegie Community Centre, the federal government, and residents of the downtown eastside. Now that I know these mosaics exist, I'm looking forward to finding and photographing the rest of them.

Post title from this song by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.

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