Weekend Recap: Summer In Vancouver!

Hello, my awesome readers!

Summertime is the best time in Vancouver because we get a break from the constant rain. I took some pictures yesterday during my usual Sunday walk to show you all just how gorgeous this city can be.

As we get hundreds of tourists pouring into our wonderful city during the summer months, I always find it fascinating to people watch and see what gets the attention of tourists. Often it’s the Olympic Cauldron, our public artwork and of course Stanley Park. But then there are those who bring my attention to the little things that I have long forgotten to pay attention to, like a small man-made pond or a floating house by the dock….

Floating houses by the dock: While I have never been in one of these myself, I’ve always found them to be cute. I have long wondered; who lives in one of these? How does the house actually function? Is there a mailing address for the house? and so on and so forth!

My Favorite Public-Art: LightShed by Liz Magor

LightShed, however, is not simply a light shed, but also a fantasmagorical structure which — as is customary for this artist — leads us into other worlds through the gates of “realism” and by the persuasive power of meticulous technique. The sculpture, which was selected through the multi-layered process of the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program, was likely chosen not just because of its beauty but especially because it creates so many connections with the Coal Harbour site and its history. LightShed is a ghostly remembrance shedding light (pun intended) on the structures formerly located on the waterfront wharfs for servicing, sheltering, or repairing boats.

 

 

This little pond: Just some of the beauty you see when you walk around Vancouver! I saw a lot of tourists taking pictures here and ironically I had barely ever noticed it, until now.

Xx. ParParV

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Tony Burgess says:

    Looks like you had fun my friend. Nice pix.

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    1. parparvan says:

      Thank you Tony!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. alexraphael says:

    Cool photos. Especially the dock one. What’s up dock? 😛

    Liked by 1 person

    1. parparvan says:

      Hahahahah !! That’s awesome 😂

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    1. parparvan says:

      Thanks Robert !! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    VANCOUVER…TO RECOVER!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. parparvan says:

      Hahahah!! That’s awesomeness !!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Tony Burgess says:

    Vancouver is just simply lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. parparvan says:

      Thanks Tony! It is very beautiful here~ you should check it out 🙂

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