Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photo: Treads and Wheels

For a while, there have been tanks on Beatty Street. Two of them, to be precise, placed as static installations outside the Beatty Street Drill Hall - an M4A3E8 Sherman and a Ram Mk II, both of Second World War provenance. I was thankful to see that they'd been cleaned up; some weeks earlier I'd been going down the far side of Beatty Street, and one of the tanks had been covered by graffiti - probably the work of some group of morons completely ignorant of both historical importance and simple respect, perhaps a result of the riot.

Photographed here is the Sherman, contrasted against the more common sort of wheels you'll find in Vancouver today.

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