As Mrs. Toad and myself hop about Vancouver Island, we encounter some really different scenes. Today’s post showcases a very different and unique find in a little town named Chemainus. Chemainus became famous for having reinvented itself after the collapse of the logging industry. They did this by inviting local artists to paint murals on the buildings in town and thus created a tourist destination.
What an incredible setting! The sign and the wonderful lights that dangle over it are completely reminiscent of an older time. This is probably the back of a building, but you encounter this on the main road right in the middle of town called Willow St. The bicycle and the stairs create a 3D aspect to the overall scene, almost like the pop-up books we used to read as kids.
Being an engineer by trade, anything mechanical fascinates me. This bicycle is no exception! Since I first came to Chemainus for a visit in the early 1980’s, this bicycle has been a high-point that I always look forward to. This perspective allows us to see that someone has firmly attached the bicycle to the wall, but it take pretty close scrutiny to really see this; the end result is both subtle and artistic.
We are definitely heading back to Chemainus in the coming months to do a full-on expose of the murals on the buildings. They are all truly amazing works of art and will really produce a great series of images to share.
Many thanks for the visit today, we really appreciate it. Please feel free to leave us comments as we love to hear from our visitors!!