I'm going away for a few days, to visit friends in the Atlantic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. I expect some good blogging fodder, though I won't be posting anything until I'm back. Meanwhile, I thought I'd offer up a few pictures from the Pacific side of this country, taken when I was out in Vancouver last March.
I don't know when the city began planting palm trees as if they're native to the area. I think they started taking their "Hollywood North" identity a little too literally. They make interesting silhouettes, though.
There are always a lot of freighters parked on the horizon of English Bay. Here we see a crow parked rather artistically on the tip of a sculpture to the left of the picture.
Not wanting to be outdone, a pigeon and a seagull perch atop a lightstand, overlooking a street vendor below. Note the tree on top of the apartment building on the right: Slightly redundant, perhaps, as it neighbours on Stanley Park.
If I didn't have to hurry off and pack my bag, I wouldn't mind sitting here on this bench and enjoying the view and a hot dog. I'm sure they have a veggie dog option if you prefer.
Here's a glimpse of the sea wall (on the right, in front of the trees) that circles Stanley Park. It's a great way to spend a day walking, bicycling or roller blading. I once got ticketed at 5 in the morning by two policemen on horseback for riding my bike in a walk-only area of the path! There wasn't a soul on it, other than me and the police. I mean, really!
But anyway, that's water under the bridge (the Lion's Gate Bridge) and I've got to get ready to hit the trail for my Atlantic port of call tomorrow, so I'll say ta-ta for now!
While I'm away, here's a suggestion, as found carved into a rock in the park--