Grain silos… NOT! (OWPC – Grain)

Since we arrived in town, we’ve always referred to these as the grain silos. When researching to determine what silo held which grain turns out the wheat, barley and canola silos are down at the port.

This is actually the Wood Pellet Terminal for receiving, storage and shipping wood pellet, not grain. You can just see a ship behind the tree in the bottom right-hand corner.

Grain is the One Word Photo Challenge this week from Jennifer Nichole Wells.






PAINT Transformations! (Weekly Travel Theme)

This week Aisla from Where’s My Backpack has chosen PAINT as the Weekly Travel Theme word. Having spent so much time in Vancouver over the summer an image from Granville island came straight to mind. Aren’t these characters just gorgeous!

Colourful Concrete

Behind these painted facades are industrial silos for the concrete works. These are just four of the six that stand proudly at 70-feet, allowing you to see them whichever way you approach Granville Island. From the river here’s a close up of the gentleman on the far left.

Concrete Graffiti


The details in these works is incredible. Twin brothers, street artists from Brazil who go by the name, OSGEMEOS (which literally means twins they say) were chosen to participate in the 2014-2016 Vancouver Biennale artistic exhibition.

What I admire about these young men who are known for this particular form of very public work of transforming walls, buildings and structures alike into colourful spray-painted characters, rarely allow any form of merchandising from their creations. WOW!

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