Culture clashVictoria, BC, Canada

Victoria, BC sketch by Chandler O'Leary

You know, I stopped to sketch this guy (and suffered my least favorite sound in the world) because the bizarre combination of Scots and Salish is exactly the kind of melting-pot absurdity that I love. But then afterward, it occurred to me that if I had to pick just one sketch to sum up Victoria’s history, this might be it.

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Comments (4)

  1. Candace

    Chandler, I’m fairly certain I could not love this sketch anymore than I currently do. The colors, the bagpipes, and the annotations especially are all just so wonderful – thanks for sharing this slice from British Columbia with us! xo

  2. Leslie Montgomery

    You’ve captured the dichotomy of two cultures thriving together in one beautiful city! I love Victoria!

  3. Carrie

    I love bagpipes (my Alma mater has a bagpipe corp in the marching band and they practiced next to my dorm so I grew to love them – it was less stressful than hating them haha!) I also love totem animal carvings so put the two together and I definitely love this piece!

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