Whitehorse Street Art

 

While by no means a large city, with only around 25,000 residents, Whitehorse is the major population center in Canada's Yukon Territories.  This large territory (482,000 km2, 186,300 miles2)  is home to only 37,000 people (and about 75,000 moose), so Whitehorse's influence in the region becomes apparent.

Whitehorse is changing and it is growing.   These changes are perhaps most notable to someone like me who hadn't been there for nearly 20 years.   An appreciated addition was a proliferation of street murals on the buildings of the city.  These varied greatly in theme and style, but most of them in some way represented life in and the history of the north -- notably beautiful nature scenes and images of the Klondike Gold-rush (which spurred the development of the Yukon).

One of these murals was the theme for our one-clue mystery this past weekend.  Congratulations to George G, the only one who recognized exactly where we were.

Here then is some of the street art I encountered during my recent visit to Whitehorse:

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Scenes of the Klondike Goldrush....

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And some varied street art....

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I got a kick out of these adjoining utility covers....

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