Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Vancouver Aquarium #55

After getting back from White Rock we thought we would do some sight-seeing on the hop-on hop-off bus but it was done for the day. ¬†Being too early for dinner we thought we might as well go to Stanley (of Stanley Cup fame) Park to the aquarium to see Orcas A-30 Subpod. The first thing …

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White Rock #4

After our success on the Grandville bridge we needed to figure out how to get to White Rock, a suburb of Vancouver. We thought of renting a car and driving down but renting a car is not always easy. We got lucky that Hertz was out of cars and the counter person suggested we take …

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Vancouver #56

After the disappointment on Melville Street I was a little concerned. Of the last 4 walls we’ve visited, 3 were extinct and 1 was so covered up by new construction you can barely see it. The wall on Grandville was interesting because it was painted in only 12 hours as a continuation of the mural …

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Vancouver #08

Another ferry ride, which actually turned out to be more of a bus ride than a ferry ride, from Victoria to Vancouver and we were ready to head to another wall. From the Google street view images I could tell that Orcas was not intact because some housing had been built against it which covered …

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Victoria #13

After a ferry ride from Seattle to Victoria we decided to head over to the other end of downtown Victoria to see A-5 Pod. This was a pod that lived, and maybe still does, off Vancouver Island and this wall was painted with the individual features of the whales in that pod. The deterioration of …

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Seattle #57 and #58 – RIP

As the sun started to set on Pike Place Market, I thought the setting sun would be a good backdrop to seeing¬†Leap of Faith, Wyland’s first mural using warm colors. As a bonus we could also see Orcas off the San Juan Islands on the opposite side of the same building which depicts the J-1 …

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Tacoma #21

On our trip to Seattle we flew into SeaTac which made it convenient to head straight to Tacoma to see Washington Orcas which turned out to be very easy to find. Given the wet weather here I was unsure how well it would hold up and while it is a little faded it is holding …

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