Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hockey at Robson

Re-opening the Robson Square skating rink is one of, if not the best, decisions Gordon Campbell made as Premier.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

VAG from Robinson Square

From afar these steps from Robson Square to the Vancouver Art Gallery do look as it were snow covered. Just shows the illusion an artist can create. Hope this isn't VANOC's contingent plan in case of snow shortage on the North Shore mountains.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Duthie Books, a long established family owned book store, will be closing its last store. Years ago used to spend time at its downtown location. It is sad to see another independent going under. But book selling is in a downward spiral. It has been ages since I last purchased a book.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


This ATM is located at the least expected place, at least for me, on the 100 block E Hastings. It is directly accessible from the street without the benefit of any enclosure.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Instamatic 110

Came across this Kodak Instamatic 110 the other day. The most popular point-and-shoot camera of its day. According to Wikipedia Kodak was selling these camera as late as the 1990s. This is of 1974 vintage.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Went downtown the other day because I wanted to photograph Olympic related banners or wraps cascading down the sides of the office towers. Much disappointed to see only the Bay and Royal Bank. Then it occurred to me that this is limited to the official sponsors only. So much for the spirits of the Olympics.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Art on the street

Came across this art collection on Granville Street by accident. Fortunately it was only cloudy. Only photographed a couple of the cut-outs.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Unusal scene

Not too often we see this. After coffee is part of the west coast culture.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Was by the Olympics clock today and it shows 20 days to the opening ceremony. Twenty long days for IOC and VANOC to worry about the state of the snow on Grouse Mountain. Will we be seeing refrigerated trucks hauling snow from Big White or even Alberta?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Morning sun

Even during cloudy days the sun ever now and then manages to find gaps in the clouds.

Chocolate on wheels

Don't think I would mind driving around town in one. Even better if Purdy kicks in a special discount on their chocolates.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The easy way

We know dieting isn't the answer for long term weight reduction. Exercise works but is hard work and takes dedication. Or the answer is as simple and easy as these products?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Flags on the street

Some time in December these miniature flags appeared on the sidewalks along South Granville. Was puzzled by them until the realization that they may be related to the February Winter Games.