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Happy Hornby

Driftwood has been placed together to form the word HAPPY on this rocky beach viewed from the cliffs of Helliwell Provincial Park on Hornby Island, BC. It was Thanksgiving weekend and maybe this was the purpose for the word or there may be other reasons, which you’ll find by reading further. It’s an ecologically sensitive…

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Reconnection

Québécoise artist Danaé Brissonnet is in front of her mural, Reconnection. She’s painting it on the Moss St. side of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV). The mural was part of the Puppets for Peace Celebration, the first of its kind, taking place in Victoria September 19–21, 2014. It was a collaboration between the…

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Alexandra Park

Sunset at Alexandra Park is indeed beautiful. Located along Beach Ave. at Bidwell St. across from Vancouver’s English Bay, this charming little park has been part of Vancouver’s history since the early 1900’s. The sun is shining through the Hayward Bandstand, built in 1914 and celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Concerts at Hayward Bandstand…

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On the wrong side of the tracks

Here’s one of the beautiful community gardens along the Arbutus rail corridor. Many have sheds, green houses, water lines and sitting areas. Owned by Canadian Pacific since 1886, this valuable property consists of a 66-foot wide right of way, 11 kilometres in length, from the Fraser River nearly to False Creek. Currently there is a…

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25 years of Bard on the Beach

Here’s the beautiful stage set of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at BMO Mainstage in Vanier Park. The beloved magical comedy was the first performance at Bard on the Beach at its inception in 1990 and this summer it will begin the celebration of 25 years of this popular Shakespeare festival. You can also celebrate the 450th…

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Gumhead

Come to the Howe St. side of the Vancouver Art gallery and celebrate Gumhead. It’s the 7-foot steel-reinforced fiberglass sculpture of West Vancouver artist Douglas Coupland’s head. It’s meant to be an interactive installation with the public participating by sticking gum all over it. The public becomes an artist participating in a transformative experience, changing…

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Navajo Man

Meet “Navajo Man,” Lawrence Crank, descendant of Huskeniene (he who passes on harsh wisdom). Huskeniene was a prominent Navajo medicine man who lived in Kayenta and Monument Valley, Arizona in the late 1800’s. Lawrence’s father and grandfather were also healers. Lawrence himself is a healer of sorts, with his uplifting personality. While recently touring northern…

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Clin d’oeil

Denis Bouvier would like to give a nod (clin d’oeil) to street photographer Fred Herzog with this photo reminiscent of a scene Herzog might have photographed. The elderly gentleman in black and white seems to be from a bygone era wearing his formal clothes and gloves while viewing the colourful modern life on Granville Street…

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The White Sentinel

It’s a rare occurrence to view Mount Baker’s splendor apparent in the background of this picture. Located east of Bellingham, Washington, in Whatcom County, this massive peak can be viewed from the Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle areas. Its First Nations names have variations sounding like “Kulshan.” Many First Nations people believe “Kulshan” means a kind…