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“Pic of the Week”. January 24, 2014. Killer Whales, Vancouver, British Columbia

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During the past decade or so, I’ve often encountered colorfully painted animal art on the streets of many cities.  The plasticized animal varies from town to town — sometimes a bear, sometimes a moose, sometimes a deer.  But invariably they’re nice works of art making each of these cities a little more beautiful and interesting.

A few years ago, while visiting Vancouver, I discovered dozens of these killer whale statues around downtown.  All were beautifully decorated and each had a unique personality.  The water off Vancouver’s coast harbors large numbers of killer whales, so their choice as animal mascot is a good one for the city.  These few especially appealed to me — a trio in Vancouver Canuck hockey jerseys (so very Canadian!), and my favorite, Elvis himselvis.  Thought you might enjoy seeing these!

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