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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