Friday, June 24, 2011

summer solstice in vancouver

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You know nights like these? They are so fantastic, I wish they happened year round, but it just isn't possible (not even in Vancouver). This is a summer night and it is just the beginning. After work Joseph and I grabbed a quick piece of pizza then headed downtown to meet friends at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the Surrealist exhibit. Tuesday nights the gallery is open late and it is pay by donation: perfect. Totally overwhelming and so much fun to meet up with lots of people, it almost felt like being in school again (but in a good way).

After our fill on Dali and Man Ray, we walked to Gastown to check out the music festival that was happening on the streets there. We kept wandering past and made our way to the Alibi Room for some beers and post sensory overload discussion.

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Calling it an early night, we all parted ways and Joseph and I stopped for an ice cream bar at a gas station parking lot, taking in the last turquoise light above the mountains on the longest day of the year. It was a simple pleasure moment, reminding us of days when sitting in a parking lot after sundown was pretty much as good as it gets. I can't wait for more summer nights — if only it would stop raining!

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