That’s Local Colour

All photos taken on February 2, 2022.

Out running a few errands this date, before the snow, rain and sleet hit, we found ourselves on the South side of False Creek. After parking the car, we wandered by this mural by famous mural painter Okuda San Miguel from Spain.

Okuda San Miguel, Óscar San Miguel Erice (born 19 November 1980) is a Spanish painter and sculptor known for his distinctive style of colorful geometric patterns that portray animals, skulls, religious iconography and human figures. He is perhaps most famous for painting the Kaos Temple in Llanera, Asturias, Spain. His murals can be seen on buildings and objects across the world in India, Mali, France, the United States, Japan, Chile, Brazil, Peru, South Africa, Mexico, Canada (including Edmonton & Vancouver), Morocco, Ukraine and Spain.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Since he painted the mural in Edmonton, we always hoped to happen upon his Vancouver mural during our travels. On this date, it was sheer fluke we found it, without even looking.

That’s Local Colour ©

Beautiful mural

by Okuda San Miguel.

That’s local colour.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

14 thoughts on “That’s Local Colour

    1. The Vancouver one is not as tall, but it is wider. I like them both and was lucky enough to see Okuda paint the one here. He has a lot of talent with a paint can. Thanks for reading Glen. Allan

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    1. Okuda does good work and his murals inject colour and whimsy wherever he paints them. You are right. Things do tend to appear once we stop looking for them. Thanks for reading Linda. Allan

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