This Remembrance Day long weekend turned out to be exceptional. Given the variety of topics that will be covered, it’s probably appropriate to make a list in lieu of the introductory paragraph: 1. Cannons 2. Rainbows 3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the video game 4. Recipe for salmon natto yukke 5. Car crash at […]
Today Vancouver celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1886 and the efforts of the city’s Fire and Rescue Services. There was a parade earlier this morning in Gastown and in the afternoon, vintage fire trucks lined the streets of Carrall and Water. Much to the delight of children and adults alike, there […]
Gardening for condo dwellers. I brought home Brocco & Rosie to live on the patio.
There are always sweet surprises in Gastown. I was on the balcony today and saw two geese with their fuzzy goslings. The two parents are constantly on watch for circling seagulls. I saw a seagull land near the nest. One goose spread its wings at it and the gull left. That’s all I have to […]
Gastown Shop Hop is coming up on November 4th. Click on the above image to enlarge it. See the map for all participating stores and look for the big red bows. Note that it’s from 5-9PM. Happy (s)hopping!
Last Sunday I went to the International Village Gifts & Crafts Fair (September 18-19, 2010) and below are my top six favourite stalls. The mall complex, incorrectly but more popularly known as Tinseltown, is located at 88 West Pender Street, just west of Chinatown and two blocks away from Woodward’s. Many people know Tinseltown’s troubled […]
*********************** Preface: The first death was confirmed a suicide. The cause of the second death may have occurred under other tragic circumstances, but the facts remain unknown. Read this post as a reflection of my concern about the frequency of deaths in the DTES. Updated: September 20, 2010 *********************** Suicide is a grim, difficult subject. […]
I was on Twitter this afternoon and read: ryangoldvine: RT @jcpoyser: Dead body outside my front door. Another day in Gastown. Eastside, yo. Ground level: http://twitpic.com/2ofrjc The above Twitpic link showed: By the time I looked out the window, most of the police had already left. I saw these two cops and a white sheet […]
Across the street from the Woodwards building, on the 100 block of West Hastings Street, are two store fronts with papered up windows. At 130 West Hastings Street is Versus Training Centre. When I walked passed it today, I thought it was a gym but it’s not. Their website explicitly states that they are not […]