Street photos

I am ready for it. I’m not sure why I’m in such a hurry for these days off, but I just am. Maybe it’s the pie and cake I’ll be baking. Pretty sure that’s amping up my eagerness for the weekend. And the sewing. I just don’t get to sew during the week very often, so I get itchy to sew up squares.

Here’s something I’ve been thinking about since I took this photo yesterday on the street. What does this mean?

A quick google search revealed it’s a line from a poem by a local poet named John Alan Douglas.

Here’s the whole poem:

Postcard Poem #1

by John Alan Douglas

This poem has amber wings

like olden postcards

no postage stamp

only my open heart

it flies to any readers

upon the fickle wind

and hopefully nests

in their avian souls.


Mystery solved.

And I like the choice of colours for the lettering.

Very nice!


I spy with my little eye…

by Carol Browne on July 8, 2014 · 0 comments

in Street photos, Vancouver

…something that is German! In fact, it could not be MORE German. I spotted these three German things moments after checking the soccer score through the window of our friendly, neighbourhood pub I like to call, Bologna‘s (correct pronunciation: Ba-lone-ees).

But back to Germany! Cheggit!

All the German.

Quick! Do you count 3 German items? I’ll let you find them.

Ouch. Sorry Brazil. The score was 5-zip for Germany when I took this photo. We all know how that ended. 7 right in the onion bag for Germany, 1 for Brazil. It was a tough day for Brazil, that’s for sure.

About an hour after I took this photo, I was on the skytrain back to work and spotted these poor souls waiting for the Canada Line with me:
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We’re all in this together

by Carol Browne on July 1, 2014 · 1 comment

in General, Street photos

I have no idea what’s happening at the Newton Bus Exchange, but it’s adorable.
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Historic (?) Burnaby!

by Carol Browne on June 11, 2014 · 0 comments

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Mike and I explored 6th Avenue in Burnaby today. It is definitely run down, has many empty buildings and many oldie-time businesses and signage. This is very close to the New West border – the oldest city in the Lower Mainland – so it makes sense that this would be old, too. It won’t be around for much longer. I’m pretty sure it will be developed into condos in the near future. Everything is! So, now’s the time to document some places that could use some TLC or be completely demolished.

*Please note: this empty building contained NO dogs. I checked.

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June 4, 2014

I really like the way these film photos turned out from the old Pentax ME Super. Definitely an outdoor camera on a sunny-ish day. Judging from the weather over the next few days, I should really be making the most of my lunch half hours and get some photos in. Another thing I really liked […]

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Dumpster fire & a jean basket

May 23, 2014

Exciting times happened today at work. After lunch, some of us noticed a wretched burning plastic smell. Some of us looked around the school, but it was clearly coming from outside. We shut all the windows and I decided to investigate. You will be happy to know that as I stood waiting for the elevator, […]

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Another sign on a post on the street

April 29, 2014

It may be time to get some new material when I have the title, “Another sign on a post on the street”. Actually, this is a fire hydrant. Maniac, indeed. I was just going through my schedule for next week. OI. My time will be pressed, that’s for sure. This weekend I’m going to make […]

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It was all yellow.

April 28, 2014

I found this little message on Seymour Street this morning on my way to work. I think that’s the artist’s initials, but it looks like 8 am to me. Oh well, whoever you are, your hand writing is beautiful. And it was a cool little message to find while rushing to get to the office. […]

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All the way from Tazzy

April 23, 2014

April has been an awesome month for getting together with some long, lost pals. Earlier this month I got to hang out with Happy Zombie and today I got to have a lunch with another long, lost pal. My buddy Bec, from Tasmania! She made a quick stop to Vancouver on her honeymoon. AWW! Honeymooning. […]

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I found it.

March 26, 2014

Good news, everyone! I found Superman’s van. I found it by the St. Regis Hotel on Dunsmuir, right by the skytrain station. It would make sense that he would need a van. As phone booths are now passé, Superman has to change somewhere. I would imagine this van is roomy enough to hold several rolling racks […]

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