• A view of buildings in Vancouver Downtown, including the Sinclair Centre in red brick and the Harbour Centre with an ornamental needle pointing skyward. The Sinclair Centre is an older building in Downtown Vancouver, built with grey stone on the lower level of the building and red brick for the higher storeys.
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posted by: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown on: August 13, 2018
by Simona K. 

A-maze-ing Laughter

Morton Park located at the Davie Street and Denman Street nearby English Bay is the most adored sculpture of the Vancouver Biennale exhibition, entrancing crowds of visitors and inspiring playful photo poses. This artwork has quickly become an iconic cultural beacon in the city. The creator Yue Minjun illustrates his own iconic laughing image, with gaping grins and closed eyes in a state of hysterical laughter.
Engagement is one of three versions that artist Dennis Oppenheim created referencing the traditional engagement rings. This version of Engagement rises nearly 30 feet and its meaning is intentionally open-ended as Oppenheim declines to interpret his work, leaving the interpretation to the viewer.

Drop of Water
The Drop is a steel sculpture resembling a raindrop by the group of German artists, located at Bon Voyage Plaza in the Coal Harbour neighborhood. The 65-foot tall artwork represents "the relationship and outlook towards the water that surrounds us".  

Underbrella in Yaletown
A colorful new public art installation above the plaza at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station has everyone appreciating the sunshine. Bright umbrellas are hanging above the public space, and when they catch a bit of that wonderful sunshine, it’s even more enchanted. The project is the newest piece of work from the Yaletown Business Improvement Association
Totem Poles
The nine totem poles at Brockton Point are BC's most visited tourist attraction. The collection started in the 1920s when the Park Board bought four totems from Vancouver Island. In the mid-1960s, the totem poles were moved to the attractive Brockton Point. The ninth and the last totem pole, carved by Robert Yelton of the Squamish Nation, was added to Brockton Point in 2009.


Trans-Am Totem
Trans Am Totem is a 33-foot high, 11,340-kilogram sculpture, located at Quebec Street and Milross Avenue. It is composed of five real scrap cars stacked upon an old growth cedar tree. The artist Marcus Bowcott explained that the automobile holds a unique position in our culture and Trans Am Totem artwork questions the cycle of production and consumption.
East Van Cross
Originally a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades, the East Van Cross, was created by Ken Lum as an expression of hope and defiance. You can come across this piece of artwork at the corner of Great Northern Way and Clark Drive.  

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