"Wishes for bridges each step of your way." - Maria Pavlik aka Penelope Puddle
Friday, 28 September 2012
Black Or Blue ... Color Conundrums In White Rock
FRESHENING UP some areas of White Rock caused quite a verbal bruising from people recently who took issue with changing the color of the railings along Marine Drive to black from blue.
The railing serves as a barrier for a very busy railway track and is not designed to simply look pretty. Some thought that painting over the original color was wasteful spending. Others said it was about time the city got rid of the "garishly" bold primary blue.
In defense of the black, some suggested it was more noticeable and, therefore, safer as a barrier than the blue. But although I find black more tasteful, the blue in my opinion was actually the more noticeable of the two. I think black has a way of receding into the background and disappearing from conscious view.
While local newspapers covered many crucial matters, letters to the editor obsessed for days about black versus blue.