Monday, August 08, 2011

the sights of vancouver, one house guest at a time

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I've been operating a B&B in my spare time this summer (ha!) and had my step-sister and her boyfriend for a quick visit last week. They kept themselves busy for two days while I was at work and on Friday I toured around the city with them in the afternoon. We started at the Main Street train station and wandered down by Olympic Village. I quite like that no one lives there yet because it means these steps down to the water are always rather deserted.

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I like this spot because it reminds me of a nice sitting spot in Genova where I watched the sun go down a couple days in a row. I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that before... Have you been to Genova? They have a very beautiful port.

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After that we walked up Main Street to Chinatown and took in the tranquility of Dr. Sun Yat Sen classical Chinese garden. For lunch and a beer we stopped into Gastown and its contrasting hustle and bustle.

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Feeling re-energized, we took the train to Queen Elizabeth Park where we were able to visit the Bloedel Conservatory before they closed for the evening and stuck our feet in the fountain (well I didn't) for the last rays of sunlight.

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1 comment:

Rosalind said...

awesome pictures bud.