Snapshots of Vancouver 23/24 May

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Stanley Park – wildlife

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And flowers

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Granville Island Food Market
Colourful displays

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Chinese Garden
Superhuman double-sided silk embroidery

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Transport
Easy, friendly, cheap

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This first little C23 ‘community bus’ we got on (top right above) the driver asked whether we were visitors and then said he wouldn’t charge us. Then another passenger started advising us where to go (e.g. the Chinese Garden, half price at that time in the evening) and dug a transport map out of his pack and gave it to us. Soon almost the entire bus was joining in, telling us how to find Gastown, and avoid the dodgy areas, in the most relaxed and friendly way imaginable.
We like this place. Not alone in that.

Buildings massive expansion of high rise apartment blocks in recent years

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That’s our hotel above, dating from 1912, with vine – ?Virginia Creeper – all around our 6th floor windows.

Day trip to Vancouver Island tomorrow. Early start

One thought on “Snapshots of Vancouver 23/24 May”

  1. Dear James and Lesley,
    I’ve only just caught up with this wonderful blog. It is quite amazing. I can see a book in the making here!
    Continue to enjoy,
    Love,
    Michael

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