Street photos

The green dumpster

by Carol Browne on February 23, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos, Street photos, Vancouver

Green dumpster

This is another photo from the 3 hour tour of  a photo walk from Saturday. I’m not sure why I like this photo. There’s garbage in it! I think it’s just the colours – red & green. You don’t see that too often in a dreary old alley way. For some reason, I also like the barbed wire. WEIRD. I like how it looks. I don’t want to decorate our house with it or anything. I just like it. I don’t understand that at all.

ANYWAY, I had the nicest surprise for dinner tonight. I stayed downtown to meet some friends. Mike had the day off and took some photos in Steveston AND picked up some delicious meat at place called, The Hog Shack. That was the tastiest meat I’ve ever eaten. I had some pulled pork with a little sauce. I’m not much for any kind of sauce on meat – BBQ sauce? Blech. Teriyaki sauce? GROSS. Just plain old meat with some salt, pepper and spices? Yes!

I am going to be dreaming about that dinner tonight.

Other things I’ll be dreaming about? Being the instagram photographer at the Oscars. Instead, look at these beautiful portraits by Mark Selinger of well dressed famous people. The portraits are awesome.


Old Vegas at night

by Carol Browne on November 29, 2014 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos, Street photos

Perry's Supper ClubWas it Thursday or Friday? Wait. Yesterday was Friday, so it must have been Thursday when we discovered our true love of of Vegas was OLD Vegas, not fancy pants, The Strip. While The Strip did offer beautiful and lovely things to see, like The Venetian and Tori Spelling, Old Vegas has awesome signage, history, a shark tank and crappy old souvenir stores where we bought ALL your presents. HA! Just kidding. Well, actually, not really. Who could turn down a $4 Vegas back scratcher?

Spoiler alert: Not Mike.

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Safety First

by Carol Browne on November 5, 2014 · 0 comments

in Photos, Street photos

The commute!

I took this photo tonight before it started raining. We have been warned! Mega rainfall warning in effect tonight – up to 70 mm. 2.75 inches of rain. Time to batten down the hatches.

I like this photo because it looks like the girl with the phone is in perilous danger, but she’s fine. She was standing on the sidewalk and the bus drove right past her. I also like all the orange-y yellow colours. I think it’s the type of street lamps they use.

Since we’ve lived in Newton, we’ve seen several changes made around our neighbourhood. Due to several unfortunate incidents, the city has increased security and the lighting around the Newton Bus Exchange. One of these upgrades is some lovely lighting through this little park between the bus loop and the nearest strip mall – the grocery store and thrift store.

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The thrill of the hunt

by Carol Browne on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in General, Photos, Street photos

SkateboarderI snapped this photo on the photowalk where we ended up shopping in thrift stores down by the water. And the only reason we walked up the street was to see if there were more thrift stores. What can I say? We’re hooked on reducing, recycling and reusing. Also, I think it’s the thrill of the hunt. Because not only did I find a $4 Halloween decoration in our travels (shown later), I found THIS sweater:
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October 7, 2014

Whoa! I am up late on a school night. After meeting up with some friends, I took long train ride home. A very long train ride. I won’t go into the details, but I could not stop looking at someone on the train who had her thumb and her first finger in her nostril. Two […]

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Brought to you by the letter, “W”.

October 1, 2014

Worky work is getting very busy – the last portfolio show of the year is next week and we’ve got plenty to do before the big day. I’ll be working this weekend and my coworker and I will get everything prepared. We will even have a floor plan ready for tomorrow. I feel so grown […]

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“In the unlikely event…”

September 30, 2014

I had quite the eye opening day today. As part of the Health and Safety committee at work (and being the Fire Warden of the 10th floor) I was required to take an earthquake and fire safety course this morning, followed by a fire drill. Today I learned that: 1) Canada had 3,348 earthquakes last […]

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I waited all day to make meatballs…

September 17, 2014

but before I got home, I missed a fire on the 20th story of the SFU Building. I guess there was a fire in the walls (yikes! Scary!) and they had locked down a block on Hastings Street. Thankfully, this did not interfere with my commute home AND I don’t think anyone was injured in […]

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Almost the long weekend

July 31, 2014

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, […]

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I spy with my little eye…

July 8, 2014

…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! Quick! Do you count 3 German items? I’ll let you find […]

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