Photo gallery: Paint Your Faith mural at Abbott and West Hastings
A week ago, if you had walked down Abbott Street past West Hastings, you would have noticed a vacant lot bordering an old brick wall. Trash littered the empty space, which was visibly plagued with broken bottles and needles.
But take a stroll through the area today and you’ll feel welcome to enjoy an attractive green space marked with rocks creating a giant peace sign. The garbage is gone. And that old brick wall is covered by an eclectic mural.
Read the stories behind the run down area's transformation:
Mural soon to express faith in Downtown Eastside
Vacant lot in Downtown Eastside cleaned up and given eclectic mural
And enjoy the gallery below, shot on the afternoon of the mural's completion: April 27, 2010.
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