Carnegie Library Vancouver

Carnegie Library Romance

It might seem like an inconsequential thing to add to a bucket list, but it’s on mine for a reason. I always get the same reverent feeling walking into a library as I do entering a church, but there’s something about a Carnegie library that intensifies the experience. When I finally made my way to […]

City of Vancouver

Vancouver City Hall

Since reading City Making in Paradise, I have become more aware of why and how a city looks and functions in the way it does. In this spirit of pilgrimage, I visited Vancouver City Hall earlier this week, where many important decisions regarding Vancouver’s infrastructure, services, etc. are made. This “new” Vancouver City Hall, in […]

Moon from Balcony

Peacock Chair with Moon

Even though I’ve had my little camera for a couple of years, we’re still getting used to one another. Taken in mid-May of this year from my balcony, I tried to capture the full moon. I think I missed getting the setting right for a night sky picture, but I liked how it captured the […]

Gordon Wood School

One Room Schoolhouse

Earlier today I took the bus to Broadway and MacDonald to do errands. On the way back, because it was such a beautiful, sunny day,  I randomly got off the bus and walked around. I ended up at MacDonald and West 7th Ave. This part of the street dead-ends into a park behind General Gordon […]

SFU Library at Harbour Centre

Belzberg Library

One of my clients used to rent office space in a building directly across from SFU Harbour Centre. Simon Fraser University has several campuses and buildings downtown. But ever since I caught a glimpse of a library through the large, front windows, I’ve wanted to check it out. So one day in May, I strode […]

Apartment Buidling Flower Bed

Flower Bed

I pass by this apartment building all the time on my way to Davie Street. For the length of the building, they don’t have grass; just flower beds on either side of the entrance. There’s always something interesting growing there. In summer, it’s a riot of colour. It’s not so bad in the spring either. […]

Foto Friday

Fireworks

I have been watching the annual fireworks display from my balcony ever since I moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver. It started out as Symphony of Fire, sponsored by Benson & Hedges, but when the Canadian tobacco advertising laws changed in 2000,  another sponsor was found and the competition was renamed Celebration of Light.  One of […]

Friends & Family

Afternoon with the Bard

Earlier this week, I had the good fortune to attend a matinee performance of The Tempest on the Main Stage of Bard on the Beach. My friend Maggie was given two tickets, and she asked me if I wanted to go. Of course I said yes! Walking to Vanier Park, the greyness of the day […]

From Journals Past

Mystery Pain – Fragment 54

From the beginning, there was something strange about the pain. It was not an ache or a jab. It did not throb like a low-tuned drum. The pain was like nothing she had ever experienced before, and so far, as of 2:37 p.m. on this Thursday afternoon, it was the most unique event to occur […]

Movies

Story of the Woman in Gold

This week’s cheap movie Tuesday pick was Woman in Gold. From the moment Helen Mirren (Maria Altmann) appears, speaking graveside at the funeral of her sister, throwing dirt on a coffin with a six-pointed star, I am immediately pulled into her story. The movie portrays Maria’s journey in her efforts to reclaim her legacy and […]

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