16 March 2017 – You will have noticed my preoccupation — visitor that I am — with Vancouver rain. I’m in good company. Vancouverites obsess about it themselves. Even on hoardings.
Even on hoardings that you’d expect to be all perky green-&-white — in keeping with that coffee chain’s perky green-&-white siren/mermaid/??? logo. (Fierce online debate about what she really is.)
But no. The hoardings around this soon-to-open location are not at all perky, or green-&-white.
Perhaps because said chain got its start in rain-drenched Seattle, just south of the border, these hoardings celebrate ….
It may not be raining at this very moment, as you can see — but it did! And it will!
At first I’m just amused, but then I decide I like the artwork a lot. It conveys a great sense of curtains of rain, blurring each figure, dancing it in & out of focus.
I also like the fact that these pedestrians are not the least bit trendy. They are just head-down anonymous folk, dealin’ with the rain as best they can.
With the exception of the third figure!
Yes, there is a trio. And Number Three, she is not the least bit head-down.
Distinctly head-up, in fact. And so very pleased with herself.
As am I with myself, an hour or so later.
I have lingered by the fire in JJ Bean with my latte & my paperback, toasting happily in the warmth, and then returned to my temporary nest where I step out onto the balcony …
and go all “Wow-wow” at the dramatic post-rain sky.