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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Just an OLD-FASHIONED kinda gal! (Weekly Travel Theme)

The weekly challenge theme this week from Aisla at Where’s My Backpack? is Old-Fashioned… just like me, lol! 😉

Old Fashioned Cup and Saucer

My parents had what I consider a lot of “old school” values. There were little things such as the sitting down together for meals with morning and afternoon tea everyday at 9am and 3pm respectively and always served with cups, saucers and side plates.

There were also the obvious things with my parents that many consider as being old-fashioned, such as manners and how one dressed. Dressing for home was VERY different to dressing to go out which INCLUDED going to the grocery shop.

Even now I sometimes hear my mother’s voice before I head out the door ensuring I’m dressed correctly. Something I have no doubt I’m passing onto my children. Its more than once come back to me that I’m “old-fashioned” but hey, there are far worse things to be called, lol!

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Travel Theme: Off-Center


The Travel Theme this week from Aisla at Where’s my Backpack? is… Off-Centre. What a BRILLIANT theme, LOVE IT!

My choice for this theme is a photo I took from the dome on our carriage when we traveled by train to Jasper. My gosh that was a great holiday, it would be glorious if we can do it all again one day.


This particular photo was when we were being diverted to a side-track where we waited for what felt like years for a freight train to pass us. It was the longest train I think I’ve ever seen with nearly all the carriages double-stacked with shipping containers.

But hey, with 360ºnatuviews from our dome, a fully packed picnic-bag and a kiosk on board selling cold beverages for both children and adults, it didn’t really matter how long we waited!

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