Thursday, May 6, 2010

Walk This Way

One of the "must-dos" in Vancouver is to take a walk along the sea wall in Stanley Park.

The view is beautiful in either direction.

And there are plenty of opportunities for people-watching.

One enterprising (or hungry) fellow had set up his art for sale.  Man oh man, if I'd have had the money or the wall space at home (to say nothing of a large enough suitcase or baggage allowance) I'd have snapped up a couple of his canvasses (not shown here). 

Instead, after hustling back to the car following an all too short speed walk on the sea wall, I got to pay out $36.75 for the parking ticket we found stuck on the windshield. 

Kind of turned the fine sights into fined sites, but it was almost worth it.


  1. Thank you for taking us on your walk today! I'm sorry about the parking ticket though...

    I like what you did with the 4 vertical shots at the end here, and I especially like the new theme!!

    Ele xx

  2. Mille grazie, Eleonora!
    It's always pleasant to go walking with friends. And thanks for your vote of approval for my new blog look. Easier to renovate the blog than the house, the wardrobe, or the body, and just as satisfying (well, almost).

  3. I would love to walk along the sea wall in Stanley Park. Vancouver is a place that I've wanted to visit for a long time. Your pictures make me want to go even more.

  4. Anonymous06 May, 2010

    A further bright and colourful caleidoscope of life, which makes one wonder why it was such an odd amount, rather than being, say 35 or anything alike.
    How very nice to the the ability to apply all the sense available while walking along the sea.
    What a great pleace/country it must be.
    Please have a wonderful Friday.

  5. Hi James,
    Lovely to see you here, virtually strolling along the seawall.

    When I was young I couldn't wait to get away from Vancouver and it's "provincialism." Now I can't wait to get back there to its cosmopolitain, yet inescapably west coast, vibe. It's not nicknamed Lotus Land for nothing. Though be sure to bring your umbrella with you, should you visit in person.

  6. Greetings Robert,
    I guess the various city and provincial taxes had been added into the parking fine, thus making it an odd number and adding insult to injury. If one didn't pay it within a week, the fine went up to $80!

    There were so many colours and scents and scenes happening out in Vancouver. You are so right in describing it as a kaleidoscope (however it's spelled it has the same effect. I've always been fascinated with them).

    Wishing a bright and colourful end to another week!

  7. Anonymous07 May, 2010

    hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day!

  8. tagskie:
    Well, wham bam thank you ma'am to you too!

  9. The new look is very nice--it shows off the photographs well.

    Hehe-"fined sights"-that's my kind of humor :)

  10. Hi Art,
    Thanks for your vote of approval on the new look. It feels good to do a bit of spring cleaning (esp. if no mops are involved).

    Nice to meet another soul who gets my humour (not to say bad puns)!