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In the audience

by Carol Browne on April 21, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Photos, Vancouver

In the audience

Since the school that I work at is sponsoring Eco Fashion Week, I was able to go to the fashion shows tonight. Oh wait, before that, please note that I am blogging to you LIVE from the unhappiest city in Canada. Yup. Vancouver has the dubious honour of being home to the unhappiest people in the entire country according to this article.

I don’t feel particularly unhappy and I don’t think the grass is greener over there (well, not today, anyway.) and I had a pretty good day today, so please bear with me.

ANYWAY, Eco Fashion Week was pretty cool and I am happy to report that I felt right at home at the fashion show today because the theme of the first show was Thrift Chic and I was wearing a second hand denim jacket I bought at a Dress For Success event last year. YES! Finally! I am in STYLE!
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More than meets the eye

by Carol Browne on April 5, 2015 · 0 comments

in Festivities, Vancouver

It's Bumblebee

Yesterday we were downtown and stopped in at the Fan Expo to see who was there. Transformers were there!
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Rainy flower stand

by Carol Browne on March 25, 2015 · 0 comments

in Vancouver

Flower stand

Man. Did it ever come down today! I took some photos over on Granville Street, safe under my umbrella. I somehow got a photo completely out of focus, but totally liked how it turned out. Wonky, splotchy bits of colour and an umbrella! And you can see the lines of the rain coming down.

Could I do this again on purpose?

Probably not.

Here’s the flower stand in focus.

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Sort of like snow.

by Carol Browne on March 19, 2015 · 0 comments

in Photos, Vancouver

Kind of like snow.

My in-laws sent over some photos of the weather they’re having in Nova Scotia. BRUTAL! Snow up past the windows! Piles and piles of snow. Something crazy like 72 centimetres in 6 hours. They are snowed in. For realz.

I was thinking of those poor souls today. I have to say, it was miserable and raining all day. A really wet one. But the evening was dry enough to take some photos.

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Chinatown at dusk

March 18, 2015

I had a photoshoot tonight in Chinatown, which was lovely. On my way home, I took some photos on the very quiet street to the skytrain. It was a peaceful walk, which I didn’t even realize until I started typing this just now. Most of the shops were closed, but the Gum Wing was open.

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Please enjoy this view.

March 11, 2015

I did today. I went to a gaming networking event put on by DigiBC after work tonight. THIS was all around us (we were in a fancy lawyer’s office in a high rise building downtown.). In all my time living in Vancouver, I have never seen the city from this vantage point. And I’ve been […]

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Totally forced

March 9, 2015

Yes, they are TOTALLY forced because the tulips aren’t supposed to be open until next month. But wait! Or are they? I just checked the RoozenGaarde Bloom map and they are predicting tulips THIS MONTH! WHAT? Yes! Good thing I checked. We need to go across the border to see rows and rows of tulips. […]

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Reflections

March 3, 2015

I took a walk today on my lunch break and enjoyed the sunny sun and the chilly air. It was a teensy bit chilly. I could feel it thought my jean jacket. *Dodging tomatoes and heads of lettuce from out East!* Anyway, I headed out for a quick jaunt toward the library and found this […]

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The green dumpster

February 23, 2015

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 […]

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Counting the sheep

February 22, 2015

Yesterday afternoon before the Maria Bamford show, Mike and I wandered around Granville Street and the surrounding areas. After following the drum beats to Holt Renfrew to see the Lion Dancers, we headed a couple of blocks over the Vancouver Art Gallery and found about a billion little sheep covering the grassy area of the […]

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