It seems that even the celestial beings are now abandoning sad old Barrington Street. About six months ago, a large, raw plywood door appeared on the stone wall outside of Grand Parade, in front of the bus stop. Open the latch and there was a wooden triptych of a saint, custom-sized for the space. On one side of the altar-style painting, all the bus schedules painted in gold. He was my Saint Metro of the Transit.
Well, just as secretly as it appeared, the painting vanished without any fanfare. Jamie MacLellan from HRM’s Cultural Affairs, who is a fan of the piece, says that he was contacted by others asking about the mysterious bus saint. “I obviously couldn’t provide much detail, but for whatever reason they allowed the installation to carry on. It was great, actually. I still don’t know who was responsible.” To his knowledge, MacLellan says that no one in HRM took it down.
So if you’re the Raphael responsible, thank you. But get in touch, we want to talk.