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
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!