Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Paintings On The Walls

This past Winter, seniors in 
this region were welcomed
to walk the corridors, in the  
local high school for exercise,
It was safer than walking the icy streets.

Most high schools in the province of 
Quebec were built in the late 1960's. 
The walls were built mostly of concrete cement blocks.
All cement, the walls and ceiling.

 In this school, Richmond Regional High School,
 as students graduate, each graduating class,
 leaves behind a painting on the wall,  
with classmate signatures.

These unique paintings decorate the hallways
and beautify the building with colour
and themes of bygone years.

 I took photos of these paintings,
over 30 yrs. of graduating classes,
 with my old Samsung phone.

 I had planned to return with 
my Canon camera for better photos 
 with wide angle views. 
However, in this Covid-19 Pandemic,
the school is closed and I am self-isolating,
so I will share what I have,  at this time,
to reflect on some beauty we have to
appreciate in our world.

The first photo is
in memory of victims of 9-11.
with Canada and U.S. flags.
The terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York.

Someone did a terrific job. 

I am posting 10 yrs. per blog
starting with the most recent.

Last year's graduating class...

Graduating class of 2019

"What feels like the End is often the Beginning"

"Catch Your Dreams Before They Slip Away"

"Don't Let Anything Stop You"

"The hardest battle you have to face 
is between who you are now 
and who you want to be"

Because of limited hallway space,
I had to take a side view.

This photo is in a stairway.
"Why fit in when you were born to standout?"

"Why fit in when you were born to standout"

'Keep Calm and Carry ON''

"This is our time"




"Stepping into the future...
leaving the Knights behind"

The "Knights" is the name of
the school sports teams.

A tribute to Terry Fox.
An amputee who walked across Canada to
 raise money for cancer research.

The school....
Richmond Regional High School

As our world stands still,
we must practice

New vocabulary,
which is so important,
in these troubled times,
to "Flatten The Curve."
We're all in this together.

Thanks for your visit xo.

To view part two, click here.


  1. Beautifully done Thel. I enjoyed walking in the high school that your kids and sister Judy's kids went to, love the paintings on the wall,and all the interesting things in the school. Very cool! Thanks for another wonderful Blog, Job well done.💖💖

  2. These are just fabulous! And some of them are surprisingly appropriate to today's uncertainty.

    Stay well, my friend. And thanks for this!

    1. Thanks Jeanie. It's true some are appropriate to today's uncertainty.
      Take care and thanks for your visit. Thelma.

  3. Very interesting. When I went back to my high school for the 50th reunion...there were paintings all over the school commemorating the different classes, and special events. It was uplifting and so much better than institutional dead green. I wonder what this year's class will be able to do--if anything. Thanks for sharing!

    1. So true Sandi. It would be interesting to see what this years theme would be, if school resumes, and let's hope that it does.
      Stay well. Thelma.

  4. Thelma, how wonderful to see how youth's minds work and how they see their world. We should listen more than we do. Hope you are staying safe and healthy as we all plug along..xxoJudy

    1. Thanks for your visit Judy. It's always nice to hear from you.
      Stay safe and healthy also. Thelma xo


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