The day that sped by like a blur

by Carol Browne on November 4, 2014 · 1 comment

in Photos, Vancouver

#TinType #Hipstamatic no idea of what this means. But it looks cool!

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That was weird. Today just flew by. I guess some days are just like that, but I can’t even tell you what I did.

Sadly, not much to report today, so I’m posting a photo I took last week that was PRETTY COOL. I found it parked right out front of BCIT. I have no idea who it belongs to and if it was shipped from Germany like this. It is a Mercedes, after all. I find it very plausible this could be the real thing.

Apparently the word on the front of this vehicle is German for, “Fire Defense”. COOL.

I was asked to participate in one of those facebook photo assignments. This one is 5 days of black and white photos. At first, I was, MEH. I’d much rather do colour photos. I RARELY choose black and white. Then I remembered that Mike introduced me the tintype app on my phone, and then my mind was changed. I love that oldie time look. And I took photos of everyone I work with in black and white.

The only thing about using this app is that it has to be during the day. Any night time photos turn out too dark, so I’ll have take photos on my way into work for the next 4 days. Because it is DARK now about about 4:46 pm.


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In stillness, I, light-bodied, set out for the other world
Hamon, 1804 (as seen at the graveyard)

Last night Mike and I went to the Mountain View Cemetery to attend the procession walking around the burial ground. It’s pretty much the most fun I’ve ever had at a graveyard. I had no idea what to expect, although, I thought it may be something like they do in New Orleans with the brass band, and I guess it was a little bit like that, but the music was different. And amazing. It was spooky and eerie and beautiful all at the same time.

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Chucky’s back

by Carol Browne on October 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos, Vancouver

A few days ago, one of my work pals said, “Hey! Someone’s got that doll from that movie in their window dressed up like a mummy! I think it’s that Chucky doll.”

THIS is how I found about Chucky? Sad, kind of. I wish I had discovered him myself. I did console myself by knowing I had found him first, ages ago, when he was in a different window, while I enjoyed some coffee across the street from his creepy gaze.

Meemers and I went out to see the eclipse (did not happen) so I took that opportunity to seek out the sinister doll.

Sure enough, over by Rexall, we spotted him peering over Pender Street.

Chucky's back!

This seemed a bit odd as last time, he was looking over Granville Street. Someone is moving him around. Who are these people? I love them!

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Horses in the city

by Carol Browne on October 24, 2014 · 0 comments

in Photos, Vancouver

Cops on horsesMy work buddy, Mimi, and I went for a little walk to see the solar eclipse. We walked down to the Vancouver Sun & Province building at the foot of Granville Street to get the perfect view. Sadly, it was so cloudy that we couldn’t even find the sun, let alone see the moon action happening over it anyway.

That may have been for the best. I’m not sure it’s safe to look directly into the sun during an eclipse. I definitely remember that from the 5th grade. What were we thinking?

What we were not thinking was that it was our lucky day. But it was, in fact, our lucky day. We saw police on horseback on Granville Street! AWESOME!

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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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October 5, 2014

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 […]

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The Murder Tour

October 5, 2014

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 […]

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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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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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