Vancouver

Looking

by Carol Browne on October 7, 2014 · 0 comments

in Photos, Street photos, Vancouver

On the motorcycle

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 digits in one nostril. Hideous and incredible. I could not look away. I refrained from all photography, but just know that at one point, it looked a little like this:

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Reflection

by Carol Browne on October 5, 2014 · 0 comments

in Vancouver

Reflection in the fountain at the VAG

I took this yesterday at the fountain at the Vancouver Art Gallery while waiting for the Murder Tour to start. Today was not nearly as exciting – I had to work and spent most of the day inside. Too bad. It was a glorious, sunny day and felt like summer. So much like summer, I even wore shorts to work. It is hard to believe in a week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving.

This next week will be really busy with fun stuff to do every single night. I stocked up on some groceries and even picked up a sugar pumpkin to bake up for Thanksgiving dinner. There is nothing like fresh roasted pumpkin pie. It’s very delicious. I already have pie pastry in the freezer, so I’m all set. I picked up cranberries, too (organic) for the turkey and will have to find a turkey at some point during the week. Good thing a few places are open late at night.

Today Mike fired up the Super Mega Slide Scanner and scanned in some old slides we found yesterday – 3 for a dollar at a Vancouver antique shop. We hunted for treasure in the old cabinet with many pull-out drawers and tried to find as many as we could with faces showing in the slides. I found a whole pile that someone had dated – someone had taken the time to label (by hand) the date of each slide.

It’s a bit sad to think their memories ended up in a shop, but they’ve landed in good hands. We’ll take care of them and have started making up stories about them on our new blog called Found.Photo. Mike has scanned in my person. She’s wearing a lovely bikini.

Leopard print.

RAWR!

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The Murder Tour

by Carol Browne on October 5, 2014 · 0 comments

in Vancouver

Walking in the alley

One of Mike’s buddies accidentally bought two sets of tickets to a Vancouver Murder tour and asked us if we’d like to join him, his girlfriend and a few others. I probably never would have even thought to do this, so I’m glad I was a recipient of this accidental purchase. I learned a few things about Vancouver I didn’t know and we met Leni, the tour guide from Australia, who knows about 100 times more about our city than I do.

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Brought to you by the letter, “W”.

by Carol Browne on October 1, 2014 · 0 comments

in Street photos, Vancouver

The Letter W

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 up when I work on a weekend. It’s not even shift work! Whoa. My planning skills are SLOWLY improving. Very slowly.

In an effort to get some meals done ahead of time (again, grown up!) for the rest of the week (okay. Not that good. There’s only 2 days left of the work week) . I tried a new-to-me recipe – this Carrot, Ginger and Coconut Soup. It was very tasty and comforting. I think I put the grated ginger it too soon or I let it cook too long with the onions. It wasn’t too gingery. When I made it again (which, I will. Such yum.) I’ll add more ginger. Lots more ginger.

Also, I got invited to another fashion show. This one will be fancy as it is located at the Fairmont Hotel – right next to the SHAW building – where all the rare and fancy cars in the city are often parked.

Next week is going to be AWESOME.

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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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Are you feeling okay, little seagull?

September 9, 2014

Yesterday in between volleyball sets, I walked down to the water where I found this little seagull. I was hoping he felt okay because he was just sitting on the rocks (right near the sea) and didn’t seem to be worried that I was getting very close to him. Oh no. Not another sick bird. […]

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There’s a lot of THIS during volleyball

September 7, 2014

I may never get a gig shooting a volleyball game for saying this, but boy, there sure is a lot of standing around in the sport of volleyball. Clearly, this is not a volleyball blog. I headed down to Kits Beach this afternoon in support of the first Intercollegiate Volleyball Tournament hosted by the school […]

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Birdie num num

August 13, 2014

I just have to say I had a BANNER day at the office today. I really did. I won’t go into too much worky work details, but know that I went on a “studio crawl” put on by the Vancouver Economic Commission. They put us on a bus that dropped us off in Yaletown and […]

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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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The Friendly Horse & the Mighty Horsewoman

July 14, 2014

Clearly, our visit to the race track has affected me. I’ve been talking about it whenever I can squeeze it into a conversation and can’t wait to go  back. Part of the reason for my enjoyment was the laid back atmosphere. The people with the horses were happy to have kids pet some of the […]

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