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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Barbora by Artist Vladas Vildziunas/ Pacific Central Station

This 2009 - 2011 Biennale art exhibit stands tall and beautiful in the park opposite Pacific Central Station. The plaque at the foot of the statue reads : The original concept for this figurative sculpture was a lady walking in a park in solitude with breezes adding movement to her garment. In 1972 the model this sculpture was based on aquired the name Barbora a Lithuanian Queen who became synonymous with a free and autonomous nation.

Pacific Central There is a sign on the front of the building that tells the history of the railroad station.It was built between 1917 and 1919 by Canadian National and was the western most terminus for the railway. In 1993, the station was converted to a multi-modal transportation facility that included intercity buses. A bus concourse has been added in the rear of the building.

It is a beautifully maintained building with many of the original fixtures

Location:Pacific Central Station, Vancouver BC

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