Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Fountain

Out for a walk the other day, I cut through a little park off Barclay Street. There was a wedding in progress, so I quietly skirted around the middle of the park and stumbled upon this little slice of almost-Europe. The park is called Barclay Heritage Square, and a plaque on the fountain reads:
Donated on Vancouver's Centennial
In tribute to West End pioneers
Samuel Brighouse First Resident arrived 1862
Michael Wilkinson-Brighouse arrived 1887
Jane Ann Wilkinson-Brighouse

By Jane, John and Freda Wilkinson-Brighouse

Post title from this song by Echo and the Bunnymen.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Whimsical Lifestyle

The City of Vancouver uses these icons of bicycles painted on the street to denote bike routes. The other day as I was bicycling along the Chilco bicycle route in the West End, I had to stop and get off my bike to get a quick shot of this graffiti. I love its whimsicality!

Post title from this song by Mojib.