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#1 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:06 PM

This is a thread for posting pictures and discussing the murals in Victoria

I'll start with this one



#2 FunkyMunky

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:06 PM

And keeping with the worker theme, APW Painting and Renovations at 920 Pandora Avenue. If you're going to have a sign for your business, it might as well be fun.



#3 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:41 PM

And keeping with the worker theme, APW Painting and Renovations at 920 Pandora Avenue. If you're going to have a sign for your business, it might as well be fun.


That one is genius :tup:

#4 Holden West

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:07 PM

^Whenever that picture is posted I feel compelled to comment about Cranberry's Cafe. That house dates from 1865 and in fact, there are only nine houses that are older in all of Victoria.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:17 PM

/\ which nine would that be? (name and photos please!).

Quick guesses off the top:

1. Helmcken House

#6 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:21 PM

I read that the farm house on Heron Street in Estevan is the oldest house in Western Canada. Built in 1851.

#7 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:30 PM



#8 simon

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:36 PM

^
Eeew. Where is that?

#9 Holden West

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:54 PM

Ha! By Russ Hay's bike shop near Hillside/Douglas. Done by the same artiste as "The world's worst mural" by the library!

Edit: I'm putting the list of old houses in a new thread.
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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:04 PM

good call Holden, I was about to edit my post so as to keep on topic..thanks!

And that mural, the first thing I thought of was WOW...that's almost as ugly as the library mural with the same overabundance of wildlife and bizarre looking humans!

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 11:21 PM

Ha! By Russ Hay's bike shop near Hillside/Douglas. Done by the same artiste as "[url=http://unknownvictoria.blogspot.com/2006/03/art-in-transition.html:7b708]The world's worst mural[/url:7b708]" by the library!

He failed to mention in his critique of the world's worst mural, the piéce de resistance, the broken tile mosaic fountain at the bottom right hand side of it.

#12 FunkyMunky

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:02 PM

Target's Self-Storage Dog





#13 gumgum

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:35 PM

I haven't forgotten our wager Holden West.
That beer will be mine.

#14 Holden West

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 04:14 PM

I dare you! Scour the earth and you will not find worse than the Broughton Street mural! Mark my words!

BTW, the Target dog seems to have evolved himself some opposable thumbs. The feet; not so lucky.
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#15 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:47 PM







#16 Holden West

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:03 PM

Ah, that's the old paint store on Hillside Ave. near Quadra. I haven't seen the one of the man holding his instrument, though.
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#17 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:06 PM

Ah, that's the old paint store on Hillside Ave. near Quadra. I haven't seen the one of the man holding his instrument, though.


Har har har :lol:

#18 Oxford Sutherland

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:08 PM



#19 FunkyMunky

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 07:33 PM

Bear Mural







#20 m0nkyman

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:30 AM

I dare you! Scour the earth and you will not find worse than the Broughton Street mural! Mark my words!


The only one that I know of that even comes close is the one across from the police station on the scooter place. Those people scare me. :shock:

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