Catching Up on Flickr.
Just before life went all bonkers at the end of March, I was fortunate enough to be able to shoot Compaigni V’ni Dansi performing as part of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival at the Museum of Anthropology.
It was a great show and, finally, life has settled down to a dull roar and I was able to actually get the shots edited.
The New Look Vancouver Police Department on Flickr.
Stylish new cruisers for the VPD, along with their new mission statement: ‘To Protect & Serve Man’ were out in full force this weekend.
*Actually, prop cars. I think for the new JJ Abrams pilot ‘Human’, currently shooting in town.
Pavillion on Flickr.
Now, I don’t get out to UBC much so am always stumbling across interesting buildings when I do. On Sunday, I was on my way to the Museum of Anthropology to shoot a performance in the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival when this marvellous structure caught my eye. How could I have missed such a stunning (and large) modernist installation as this for almost 25 years? I took note and stopped to investigate further after the show.
Well, imagine my surprise when google revealed that I missed this previously because it’s relatively new!
Pavillion is a remodelling of the courtyard of the Buchanan Block that was just completed recently (looks like just last year from the article). What a splendid thing!
Skinning the White Whale on Flickr.
Work is already well underway on the massive remodelling of the former Eaton’s building at Georgia and Granville.
While spared the dynamiting that this life sucking behemoth most definitely deserves, the finished project will be a great improvement over the famous ‘toilet’ with all of it’s white cladding replaced with glass. Once completed, it will be home to a Nordstrom’s.
Out of Concern for Mom on Flickr.
Explained the old saw ‘Step on a crack, break your mother’s back’ the other day. Walks in the park have gotten a bit more challenging for Trajan in light of this information. Lisa’s back continues to be without problem though so, absent any evidence to the contrary, it appears to be working.
Meh. on Flickr.
In case your lust for overpriced pub food with pretensions to gourmet hasn’t already been satiated by the Cactus Club at Burrard and Dunsmuir (about 3 blocks away), Robson St (about 5 blocks away), English Bay (about 10 blocks away) or, any of the couple dozen other locations throughout the lower mainland, fear not. The gargantuan Cactus Club on the west side of Jack Poole Plaza at the Convention Center is opening soon.
Birthday Bouquet on Flickr.
Yesterday was that day every year when my lovely wife gets exponentially lovelier. Not sure how she does it but, as the years pass, she just gets more and more beautiful. It’s now over 20 years since we met and I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather have spent that time with.
Low key celebrations this year, Emperor in his summer palace at Grandma’s, Barry White on endless repeat, a fabulous dinner at Market in the Shangri-La and cocktails at home. Life is indeed good.
A test shot of her birthday bouquet taken with my recently acquired Vivitar 2x Macro Teleconverter and an Olympus OM 135mm f/3.5 on Ektar from way on the other side of the apartment (270mm focal length with the doubler). I’m pretty happy with it, there’s a lot more sharpness there than this low-ish res lab scan shows.
Just two wild and crazy guys at a swing party. Despite appearances, they were actually having a grand old time. Trajan’s mate Tycho is part of our exclusive club of toddlers named for significant but not particularly well known figures in history. Their good friend Linnaeus wasn’t along on this day.
1100 Block West Georgia Street on Flickr.
The old Christian Science Reading Room, one of the few notable buildings constructed during World War I in Vancouver and now the Coastal Church sits across the street from the ill fated former site of the Vancouver Art Gallery, vacant since the Art Gallery moved into it’s current location in 1983. Once again under construction after spending nearly a decade as home to a half finished shell of a building and five or so years as a large hole in the ground after financing was lost for a luxury condo tower. Perhaps the third time is the charm?