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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Chinese Public School

Another visit to Victoria's Chinatown, starting with two paintings by Victoria artist Jeff Maltby. The painting above depicts a Chinese Immigrant family in 1905. The painting below of the children arriving at the Chinese Public School is like a fast-forward through the decades for this family. The little boy on the left looks like he's dressed 1920's style. The little girl in her saddle shoes and pony tail is from the 1950's and the boy on the right, with his skateboard and crash helmet is definitely 1980's.The Chinese Public School, below, has been a part of these changes since it was built in 1909. The two paintings grace the outside walls of the Victoria Police Station, directly across Fisgard Street from the Chinese School.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

what great pictures!

USelaine said...

Wow! The building itself is so crisp and clean, it could be a painting too. I had to enlarge it to make sure it was a photo.

raf said...

Another fine post, Ben. Thanks

Tanya Breese said...

I enjoyed your photos, thanks!

Olivier said...

les peintures murales sont superbes, ainsi que le b√Ętiment. bravo pour les photos.

wall paintings are beautiful, and the building. Bravo for the photos.

USelaine said...

Yes! Bravo, Benjamin! No one could possibly get a better shot. 8^)

Hilda said...

Congratulations on the news! It's a beautiful shot of a beautiful building!

ptowngirl said...

Congratulations! This is a beautiful shot. I love photo with the children through different decades -- the paintings are lovely!

ptowngirl
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