Tangled Up in Red, White and Blue

This photo was a direct result of the 420 celebration in Downtown Vancouver.

I hopped a SkyTrain to Granville Street station but something was wrong when I emerged from the depths of metro.

It was 4:23 PM on April 20, 2011, and 20 thousand people breathed out a communal plume of smoke together.

As I made my way closer to the clouds of pot I realized this was no place for me. The streets were packed with everybody and anybody slightly interested in pot-culture. And, here I was, just wanting to take some pictures of the day’s events.

I decided to leave the art gallery after getting stuck in the crowd for nearly 15 minutes.

I walked along Burrard Street away from the epicentre of 420. Somewhere around Comox and Burrard I saw this guy trying to untangle the Canadian Flag from the American flag.

With the elections coming up and our current government the way it is, I thought this photograph had a nice little symbolism to it.

But, does anyone care about symbolism or finding meaning art? How about those hanging outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery?

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One response to “Tangled Up in Red, White and Blue

  1. You could not be more on the money!

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