The LRT bridge by Riley Park has gotten a facelift just in time for Calgary Pride, as an arching rainbow now sits over its walkway.
The public art is an Activate YYC project that saw the ground-facing arch painted six colours of the rainbow. Along with the cement, the stones directly underneath were given corresponding colour for a very satisfying effect.
On the trail leading up to the bridge, someone wrote in rainbow chalk an inspiring message.
“Let’s meet under
The rainbow because
Black lives matter
Womans right are human rights
No human is illegal
Science is real
Love is love
Everyone deserves to live with dignity
Kindness is everything”
— Christie Stayner (@MrsBigtimeCP) August 27, 2017
While the new colours were only put up earlier this week, many Calgarians have discovered the new rainbow and have been eager to share it over social media.
— Fed of YYC Comm (@FedYYC) August 26, 2017
— Druh Farrell (@DruhFarrell) August 26, 2017
Rainbow Bridge, guerrilla urbanism at its best. Put up by local area residents over an afternoon this weekend. “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everyone” – Jane Jacobs #yycpride #design #urbanism #calgary #yyc #yycnow #architecture #pride #travel #yycliving