Saturday, March 8, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt --- Different




DIFFERENT


I'm sure this week's theme should be an easy one for everyone since I think you can make a case for pretty well anything differing from the norm or being unusual or special. That said, while there were many different things in my archives it took me a while to find something different which I have not posted previously on my blog or for Photo Hunt.

Along the paved seawall walkway in West Vancouver some one or ones have decorated various rocks which parallel the path and the harbour with these ceramic images. Frankly I find them rather charming although I can imagine some might complain that they have defaced nature. I could find no reference to the ceramic images so no doubt anyone else googling them in the future will be directed here.


A seahorse really, although at first glance it resembles a bird



Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh!



Flowers anyone?

Celebrated on 8 March, International Women's Day (IWD) is the global day connecting all women around the world and inspiring them to achieve their full potential.

This is my wish for all women on this day and every day.


HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE

64 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

this is cool, what a nice thing for someone to do.

napaboaniya said...

The 3rd one of the flowers is really beautiful. Amazing to find along the walkway :)
Happy Woman's Day!!

Heather said...

I love that--I think it is wonderful.

eastcoastlife said...

These ceramic art are beautiful! Wonder who did them? It must be hard work.

eastcoastlife said...

Happy International Women's Day!!

Carver said...

Those are lovely. I like them and that is very different to find something like that on large rocks. I agree with your wish for all women on March 8th and every day. I hope you have a happy weekend.

Huey said...

Wow beautiful! I remember seeing something similar in a movie recently... not sure if they are the same though.

leslie said...

Are these fairly new, jmb? I've walked there many times and haven't seen them. Are they closer to Dundarave or the other end? I want to go and see them.

Janice Thomson said...

These are really beautiful AND different JMB. What a good choice!
Some one is very talented.

marcia said...

very pretty and the anchor is like a cross

rlbates said...

So beautiful!!!

Neil Duckett said...

Great spin on the theme, different indeed.

Mines up. http://neilduckett.com/photo-hunt-different-kotonatta/

JesieBlogJourney said...

They are definitely different but pretty and eye-catching. Thanks for sharing.

Colin Campbell said...

Fantastic. Hannah just did her first big school project and she chose a Seahorse for her poster subject. I really like those.

Have a nice weekend. It is 39 degrees here this weekend. Ugly.

Smalltown RN said...

oh I like those very much....great pic for the theme...

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are amazing works of art, each one unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Mar said...

I have never seen anything like it! It looks beautiful...
Happy IWD !
;)

Natalie said...

Those are really neat! Thanks for sharing them.

Lynn said...

The flower decoration is what I love the most.

byrningbunny said...

I think this is so cool. Somebody just went down and shared these? Wow.

Corey~living and loving said...

how pretty. Someone is very creative. :)
happy weekend.

Natalie said...

Just answering your question from my photo hunt. Yep, she was the first grandchild. I am an only child, so my 2 kids are the only grandchildren. :) My mom ADORES my girls, she loves being a grandma.

Bing said...

It is an unusual and different works of art. Happy weekend and Happy Women's Day!

jams o donnell said...

What a delightful find jmb. I particularly like the flower. Have a great wekend

Sanni said...

WOW! I love the idea - and the photos you´ve posted.

You´re right... it´s charming!

Happy Hunting!

pelfy said...

Really something different and interesting for this week's theme. Lovely artwork!

littlepolaris said...

Wow I thought the first picture was a turtle until u mention it is a seahorse. =D

Happy woman's day to u!

Jen said...

Those are really cool!!! Have a great weekend.

Dragonstar said...

Those are beautiful! Yes, different, but the prettiest graffiti I've seen. True art.

Gattina said...

I like this very much ! It's nice and interesting to look at. There is nothing spoiling the rocks in my opinion.

LibertyBelle said...

I think those mosaics are absolutely beautiful and blend in well with the boulders! I'd love to see them.
Great idea and super photos!
Have a great weekend
L

ipanema said...

i'm impressed, jmb! you really did a hunt!

great find!

happy weekend!:)

pat said...

Wow - those are really beautiful!!

Happy Weekend.

ian said...

i think the artworks enhance nature; they look marvelous =] have a great weekend ahead!

Hootin' Anni said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I always enjoy coming here for the themed photo hunt. And this one is no different. [how did you like my play on words --the theme word?]

My Photo Hunt Different is shared, I hope, if you haven't already, you can drop by and pay a visit. Happy weekend.

gizelle said...

I don't think people would mind that on the rocks, they're lovely works of art! makes the rock attractive to look at! Great post and happy hunting!

JC said...

Those are so neat! Tastefully done art doesn't detract from nature :-)
Happy IWD to you.

Patricia said...

Those are different. I really love the flower mosaic. Very beautiful.
Have a wonderrul weekend.

Pato & Pearl said...

Very creative. I don't think it will spoil nature. Its ART ;))

Pearl - have a good weekend!

secret agent mama said...

What incredible art work!! :D

YTSL said...

Hi jmb --

Nice photos! Thanks for sharing. And yes, am with you in thinking that the ceramic images are charming rather than something to complain about. :)

genny said...

Thats cool one its very different. Happy hunting.

Expat Traveler said...

oh yes those rocks are so beautiful! I need to get back down there and enjoy them soon... possibly tonight then. :-) Thanks for the wonderful photos.

Tokenhippygirl said...

Those are very cool. Happy Women's Day!

julie said...

What a different way to decorate rocks. Very colorful! I like the seahorse :)

Liz said...

I think they're beautiful! Love the seahorse.

Sue said...

Wow these are all beautiful! Happy woman's day!!

the teach said...

JMB, the decorations are beautiful! So much better than graffiti (sp?) But Sandy Carlson who always finds such beautiful grafitti (sp?) wouldn't agree probably. :D

Janine said...

wow love the pics, all of them. good choice for the theme this week.

mine is here:

http://pinay-wife.com/2008/03/different.html

hope to see you around

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, I think those are lovely, and certainly different, jmb!

archiearchive said...

Now that is sensible civic art. It is relevant and attractive. Good take on the theme.

Sammawow said...

My goodness, those are different and quite beautiful!

Leah said...

Wow! Must be nice sight to see. This is certainly different. Would love to see them one day.

PowersTwinB said...

I think they are amazing, and its hard to look at that and see "defacing"! Great photos for the hunt this week! MY hunt is up, please come and visit

Sweeta said...

Those are beautiful art.

Rach said...

I think they're charming as well :-)

Jenty said...

How lovely!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

What a fine idea! Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Wilson said...

Great entries yu have here...Absolutely cool!... Mine is up here...

WilStop
Dare to Blog

Have a nice day!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

They probably will, you know.

I still get at least one hit a day from someone googling 'Naked woman on horseback'. Quite why people would Google that, I have no real idea.

I can't se that it does deface nature. If it did, surely Mount Rushmore is a bigger one?

lady macleod said...

sometimes you just have to MAKE time to visit, and your site never disappoints my friend! Women's Day was celebrated in Morocco as well; I was glad to see that along with pointing out how far they have come (true), there is a road ahead to keep walking.

Ellee Seymour said...

Happy International Women's Day to you too. I love the mosaics, but I'm hopeless with tracking down clues.

Inland Empire Girl said...

These are beautiful. Happy Sunday

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Those are very pretty. I like how they are in the rocks. Have a good week.