Colours of Wells, Friday’s phlog for April 10, 2015

wall art collage

Last year we visited a ghost town known as “Barkerville.” It’s a historic little gem nestled in BC’s Cariboo Mountain foothills. Wells was built in the 1930s to accommodate the area’s gold miners and now plays host to Barkerville. The village has evolved into a quaint arts community evidenced by the art on the walls of Wells’ buildings and the colour of the town’s houses. Every house is painted a different colour and most of the houses have some kind of art painted on the outside walls. The population of Wells is 236, if you blink you miss the town when driving through. It was dreary weather when we visited, but the colours of Wells lifted your spirit.