On 103a Avenue at the intersection with 100 Street, there is some interesting public art. I went there to take pictures of the murals on the front and sides of the Vignettes Building, and I was pleased to find behind City Hall a sculpture by Isla Burns that I had not seen before.
As I was walking around the Vignettes Building I discovered this lovely little message on a drain cover. I read it as “TEN TOES 1987” and I thought perhaps someone was celebrating a birth. The letters embossed in the drain cover are upside down in this picture and should read L & P. I could not discover what those letters stand for, but I assume it was the company responsible for the original drainage system in Edmonton.
Caravel? I initially thought it was the largest gravy boat I’d ever seen!
Love the ”murials” and nicely captured, too.
Well, yes. That too.
Kathleen Silverman, a wonderful instructor, will be teaching a 6 week course on Edmonton’s public art at the Jewish Seniors’ Centre. Here is a link to their newsletter. Look for Learning in Retirement on page 6. There isn’t a lot if information about the course, but it does include some registration details. Last year I took a class from her on art forgeries. It was terrific.
Thank you for the information, Susan. I will look into that.
Sorry – I forgot the link!
Click to access August-September-2019-Newsletter-.pdf
❤ This place can be pretty.
Edmonton has lots of really interesting public art and murals, and I enjoy drawing attention to them.
I don’t know what the Caravel is, but I still love it! My favorite is Giselle Denis’ mural, though. What lovely finds! Thank you for sharing them here.
You are welcome, Heide. They are lovely, aren’t they.
that´s so amazing eheh greetings from Portugal, PedroL
Thank you for the greetings! Best wishes from Canada to Portugal.
thanks 🙂 PedroL