After walking from the Olympic Village and snaking my way up to Broadway, I finally went south of Broadway. The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) was my first stop.
This small art gallery had been done up in mostly graffiti style murals, but there was at least one First Nations themed piece and one that I can’t quite describe.
Continue reading “Mural Search – Mount Pleasant”
The mural search took a huge detour for lunch. I found myself at the Starbucks at the very edge of the Olympic Village. All I had was my iPhone and the Starbucks app to pay for food and drink. At least I had something.
I also decided to open up my Pokemon GO to see if anything was going on in the hood. That’s when I realized there was a blooming triple-lure spot. Couldn’t help but plunk myself in the Bird Plaza for about an hour to rest up my feet before setting out for more murals 😛
Continue reading “Mural Search – South Main”
The Vancouver Mural Festival had taken place on August 20. I didn’t have time to go out and take in all the murals that day. However, the Friday after I went in search of the murals on a hot and sunny morning.
I got off the SkyTrain at Main Street Station and went north thinking there might be some murals between the SkyTrain and the viaducts. At least that’s what the Vancouver Mural Festival map suggested to me.
Continue reading “Station Street – North of Terminal Ave”
If you travel along the Expo Line in Metro Vancouver, you may have noticed some major station upgrades underway. The most obvious upgrade at this moment is happening at Main Street Station. However, big changes are also afoot at Metrotown Station. Main Street Station has been under renovation for the past few months. The whole east end of the station has been cut off under … Continue reading SkyTrain Station Upgrades
17 amazing days await – CityCaucus.com. Mike Klassen and the City Caucus crew have been hard at work with the run up to the Olympics. Here’s a video of the Torch passing along Main Street near his home. Continue reading Torch along Main Street
Sharrows are a sham solution for bike lanes — Crosscut (Seattle) The word “sharrow” is derived from the words “share” and “arrow.” It’s task is to remind drivers that cyclists may share the road with automobiles. Vancouver has a few examples of sharrows, as well. Main Street is full of them. I saw a lot on some of my photo walks along Main. and so … Continue reading Much ado about “Sharrows”
The Buzzer blog » What are those weird poles at the Main Street bus stops?. New poles along Main Street are going up according to The Buzzer Blog. That means I’ll have to pay another visit to Main Street soon. Maybe I should wait until the boards are actually up and running. Read Jhenifer’s post at The Buzzer Blog for more details. Continue reading New poles along Main Street
As part of my Main Street Photowalk, I came across all these new markings on the road. I’m not sure what the symbol is supposed to do. Does it say that you should watch out for bicycles? It’s not actually a whole new bike lane or anything. It’s a little ironic at the point where I took the picture because there was construction and a … Continue reading Bike Lanes and Bike Routes
I have always enjoyed being on Main Street. The two churches that I’ve gone to have both been along the Main Street stretch. It is a string of great little shops stretching from Broadway down to 33rd Avenue. You find all sorts of fun little things. The other Friday, I had the joy of being early for an appointment along Main and decided to walk … Continue reading Main Street Photowalk