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Narwhals and Magpies

Two murals that I had not seen until this week both show images that are emblematic of Canada’s north; narwhals and magpies.

Narwhals live year-round in the Arctic waters where gatherings of hundreds of them have been seen.

Mural at 90 Street and 112 Ave, Edmonton. Artist unknown.

Mural at 90 Street and 112 Ave, Edmonton. Artist unknown.

Mural at 90 Street and 112 Ave, Edmonton. Artist unknown.

 

Magpies live year-round in Edmonton which is now the magpie capital of Canada. They are very loud neighbours but we have learned to love them.


‘City Slickers’ by Ian Mulder (2010) outside Oil Lamp Restaurant, 102a Ave and 97 Street.

7 replies »

  1. I’ve always loved the magpie mural. I have a thing for those little buggers since the moment I met them in Kamloops. I was happy to see them when we moved here!
    I’ve not come across the narwhal one yet! I’d love to meet a narwhal in real life ❤
    Thanks for introducing me to something new!

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