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Tuesday
Jan152013

Snow (Hey Oh)

 

Still in the grip of this cold snap yesterday, there was snow downtown. Not enough to last, but enough to leave traces in between the bricks of Yaletown's sidewalks.

Also, my boots are more scuffed than I realized.

 

Post title from this song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sunday
Jan132013

Mansions

Was running some errands in Gastown today and noticed this old sign on the alley side of a fairly run down building: "Abbott Mansions," it says. "Furnished Suites".

In the background is the W sign and the newish Woodwards tower. Gastown that was, Gastown that is.

 

Post title from this song by The Mamas and the Papas.

Saturday
Jan122013

Cold Snap

 

Just now, the North Shore mountains in their snowy glory, and foreground Lost Lagoon partly frozen over. We're in the middle of a cold snap. It's lovely from the inside of my warm apartment in the West End.

 

Post title from the song by Weeping Tile.

Friday
Jan112013

All You Zombies

 

Stumbled across this fun wheatpaste graffiti on the side of a building just off Denman Street in the West End.

 

Post title from this song by The Hooters.

Thursday
Jan102013

Won Ton

I want to know the story behind this restaurant's name.

 

Post title from this song by Medeski, Martin and Wood.

Wednesday
Jan092013

Block After Block

Happy new year, friends!

Rather than make excuses for not having posted here in months and months, I thought I'd just jump in with a new picture, that I took today, walking along Davie Street in Yaletown. I happened to be looking down for some reason, and saw this in the concrete of the sidewalk. I've probably stepped on it dozens of times. Today I actually saw it, and took this quick snap.

May 2013 bring us all the opportunity to really see the things around us!

 

Post title from this song by Matt & Kim.

 

 

Wednesday
Mar282012

Waiting for Summer

 

The lifeguard's parking spot looking forlorn in the small parking lot above the Inukshuk (an image of which figured prominently in the 2010 Olympics branding) at English Bay Beach. Let May come soon, and September linger. I'm ready for some warm weather.

Post title from this song by The Pandamonium.