Tag Archive | Vancouver

Juliet and Her Balcony

Juliet and Her Balcony

  Where is Juliet standing when she’s talking to her Romeo? On a balcony, of course! I don’t know if studying Shakespeare’s plays at university are to blame for my total obsession with Juliet balconies, but I am. They seem to add charm and whimsy to the outside of building I’d otherwise pass right by. […]

Leg in Boot Square

Leg in Boot Square

Since today is a dreary and overcast with intermittent rain, I chose a picture from an excursion in July to Leg in Boot Square. Occasionally, I go through my cover letter files searching for companies that might be worth contacting again now that some time has passed. I’m assuming that I didn’t land an interview […]

Spider Web

Spider Web

A couple of weeks ago I went shopping for a birthday present at a mall in the Vancouver area. Of course I had to spend some time at my office (translation: bookstore). I couldn’t resist capturing this creative book display of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the latest installment of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. […]

Good Place to Hide a Gun

Earlier this afternoon I braved the laundry room to do a load of towels. On my last trip back upstairs, I ran into Alex, my neighbour from across the hall. We rode up to our floor, asking each other how we were doing. Once I arrived at my apartment door, I assumed that Alex had […]

Arbutus Corridor Controversy

Arbutus Corridor Controversy

I first discovered the Arbutus Corridor in 2013 when I had a client in Kerrisdale. Every now and then I go back and walk down sections of it I haven’t visited before.  I really like what they’ve done with the place. Along this 11-kilometre stretch of unused railway line, residents have created and maintained community […]

Vancouver City Hall

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 […]

Castle Hunting

One of my clients works in Kerrisdale, and beginning October, the two or three days every week I go to her office, the bus passes by a castle. The first time I saw it, I had been reading; when I looked up, there it was. As the bus moved on, it was gone from sight […]