Friday, July 20, 2012

notes from the west coast


Two houseboats.  Coal Harbour, Vancouver, Canada.  (2012).  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade Cool.

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Saturday morning, I'm on the first flight west over the Rockies.  Destination: Vancouver.

This is Canada's Lotusland, gorgeous sea-to-sky gateway to the Pacific Rim.  On first glance, it's small wonder that most Canadians would choose to live here before almost anywhere else ... never mind the bubbly real estate or ever-present threat of rain.

Just my luck, it's blinding sunshine the entire way upon arrival, and it drives the locals outdoors in droves.  Truly, there is no living like west coast living on a sunny day.

"Would you ever consider moving out to British Columbia?" asks a colleague.  (Technically, I'm in town to get some training with the Feds).

I would (to answer his question).

But for now, we have other things to address.  We will, however, file this thought in the back of our minds for later.

Next summer stop: Chicago.

More starfish and waffles to come. 


Pacific skyline.  Vancouver, Canada, as seen from Stanley Park.  (2012).  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo.


Breakfast at the Giovane Cafe + Winebar.  A famous GC+W sugarbun is on the left.  Vancouver, Canada.  (2012).  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade Cool.


The Gelato King.  Bella Gelateria, Vancouver, Canada.  (2012).  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade Cool.


Polaroid reflections.  Coal Harbour, Vancouver, Canada.  Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade by Nigo.


Sidewalk citrus.  Robson Street, Vancouver, Canada.  (2012). Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Polaroid 600 (badly expired).


Sea otter back float.  Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, Canada.  (2012). Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Polaroid 600 (badly expired).


Stanley Park Totem Poles.  Vancouver, Canada.  (2012).  Vancouver, Canada.  (2012). Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Impossible PX 70 Color Shade Cool.


Great sashimi, too much sake (sorry for the blurry photo).  Kingyo Izakaya, Vancouver, Canada.  (2012). Vancouver, Canada.  (2012). Camera: Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera Model 2.  Film: Polaroid 600 (badly expired).

1 comment:

  1. If you could tell it is great sashimi, you need more saki.
    What do you think?

    ReplyDelete