Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Bellingham Rock

Okay, it's another two-picture day. I had to have a "before" picture and an "after" picture!

This is the Bellingham Rock, or Graffiti Rock, or the Painted Rock, or the I-5 Rock; whatever you want to call it, it's the unofficial bulletin board for those with something to say. As you can see from the first picture, it's often a declaration of love (Sorry, Alli + Travis! Hope your love lasts longer than your message did!) or at graduation time classes will paint their graduating classes, etc. When you're driving north on I-5 you see the rock shortly before entering Bellingham.

I thought it was about time Bellingham Daily Photo got a picture of this local icon-- and why not add our own message while we're at it? So my lovely sister helped me out and we had a great time. I like the first picture with me painting the rock because it gives you an idea of how big it is. I've driven by it many times, but had no idea how tall it was till I was standing in front of it.

Thank you, sis, for snapping pics!


  1. Oh I've seen that many times now I have take a run up there and see your handiwork. LOL MB

  2. That was a lot of work! Absolutely perfect!
    That is the most unique header I've ever seen. Bravo!!!

  3. What fun. You really came prepared...with gloves. Have you done this sort of thing before?

  4. Thanks, guys! It was fun.

    @brattcat-- no, I was a graffiti newbie... gloves just seemed like a good idea! Nevertheless, it was the same as when we were kids; I walked away covered in paint and my sister was as spotless as Tony Curtis during the pie fight in "The Great Race."

    @Chuck-- heck yeah! If you aren't shameless, you're not having fun!

  5. Thanks for the idea, think I'm gonna paint over a landmark here as well. Maybe one of the cathedrals. Or my house. Yeah!!!