Pandemic Murals

What a year we’re having. Here in Vancouver, we’ve been able to enjoy being outdoors throughout the pandemic, but there were times when it was surreal walking about our city.

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Roads were often mostly free of vehicle traffic, and the majority of pedestrians made a point of detouring – off a sidewalk and on to the road – in order to avoid close proximity.

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Many of the stores and businesses that boarded up their windows were soon decorated with murals. Images and messages ranged from whimsical – the block seen in the photo above featured some of my favourites – to expressing gratitude and inspiration.

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Others encouraged safety …

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Robson Street was home to some terrific murals. You’ll see some below, with more to follow!

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