January 2, 2014

Chemainus Chemonus



{Photos by Victoria and me; wearing Sheinside cardigan, Emu boots, Mavi jeans, FrAsh necklace}

Yesterday my sister Victoria and I drove to Chemainus. Chemainus is a small town 45 minutes north of Victoria, BC. Most times people completely miss the existence of Chemainus when they drive up island. Over the years I have developed a strange attraction to small towns, so Chemainus made a perfect day trip.

There isn't much in Chemainus other than murals. There are murals for everything and on almost all buildings- from a guy riding a wagon, to boats docking, to Canada Post propaganda, to a Chinese boy running his dad's store. Name a none-eventful thing you did today and Chemainus most likely will have a mural for it.

There are footstep trails painted on the sidewalk for a tour of murals. And incase you miss murals the size of an entire wall, there are also footprints that marks "LOOK" on the cement for you to stand and view the murals. Chemainus is serious about their murals.

Though, I personally think murals are just graffiti that your grandma would approve.

"Can we go to downtown Chemainus now?" Victoria asked.
"Uhm, we ARE in downtown Chemainus" I awkwardly responded.
"Okay then. Well... That's that."

So we went to the local beach, awed at how clear the ocean water was, poked at a headless dead bird lying in the water, and eventually drove back to Victoria.