How I Celebrated My Birthday – Parisian Pandemic Style

I’ll say right off the top that I’d much rather be in Paris right now. But because of the global pandemic and the resulting travel bans, one must do what they can. In my case this meant that I planned my day with special nods to my most favourite city and previous visits.

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Reminder

When I was out for my walk taking the photos for yesterday’s post, I came across this note stuck to the side of a Canada Post box. I kind of love it, for it’s positive reminder that during these dark times we can (and should) still be kind to one another.

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What is a Weekend?

Are you familiar with the scene in Downton Abbey where Dame Maggie Smith’s character asks, “What is a weekend?”? Her delivery is perfection. While the scene touches on the ‘modern’ invention of leisure time (for the period), not to mention the obvious class distinction between floors, I can’t help but ask myself that very question […]

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Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Happy Friday! Here’s the final installment of murals I recently discovered in East Vancouver. First up is Lions Gate Bridge, which spans across Burrard Inlet and connects Stanley Park with the North Shore.

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Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Here are a few more murals to, hopefully, add some fun and brightness to your day as we weather this crazy storm of uncertainty together. This last one depicts an old hamburger stand that stood on Kingsway for decades. It has since moved, but those of us of a certain age will remember the iconic […]

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Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Here are a few more murals that I found in East Vancouver. My favourite isn’t either of the brightly coloured murals depicting well-known Vancouver sights.

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Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Another day, another set of murals from East Vancouver. The Inukshuk is featured in the top two, which is a well-known feature along the city’s English Bay. The last of today’s murals is my favourite. Which is yours? Bonne journée! Marla

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Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

As I promised yesterday, I’m back with a few more murals that I recently found. Do you have a favourite? Comment below. Mine is of the crushed plastic bottle. At first I was annoyed by the parked car, but I think I actually like it being in the shot to give scale to the sprawling […]

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Vancouver Street Art – Mount Pleasant

Yesterday I shared a confusing mural I found here in Vancouver. It was one of a series of murals painted in a commercial warehouse area in the north end of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood of the city.

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#WFH

Today was my first official day of #WFH (working from home). It also marked the first day in weeks where I didn’t have to discuss ad nauseum these troubling and confusing times. I realise that I’m one of the fortunate ones though, and I worry about those who can’t do the same. I recently found […]

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The Painted School

There’s an elementary school near to our house that I pass by regularly. I thought I’d share some of the colourful artwork that can be found across the property.

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Night at the Symphony

Four words I never thought I’d utter. But I’m so happy that I can now say I’ve been. A few weeks ago I was invited by a friend to attend a performance at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre.

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It’s coming! It’s coming!

The first sign of Spring has arrived here in Vancouver and I’m practically hyperventilating with excitement!

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Cautiously Optimistic

Happy New Year! A new day and a new decade! Who’s with me, cautiously tiptoeing into what is hopefully a time for positive change and growth? 2019 was a very mixed bag for me emotionally. I was fortunate to continue travelling and was able to see and experience new things abroad. Closer to home sadly […]

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Festive Friday

Hello! Greetings! Merry Christmas! In this week’s instalment, the last for the month and year, I’ve got a mismatch of photos to share. Without further ado, let’s jump in.

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Festive Friday

This week we’re at Vancouver’s Robson Square to check out the city’s official Christmas tree.

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Festive Friday

Yikes! I’m a couple of days late for my Festive Friday post. This week has been a bit of a blur, so I do apologise.

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Spinning Chandelier

Vancouver is home to a new public piece of art work, this time in the form of a massive chandelier hanging under Granville Street Bridge.

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Contemporary Art Perplexes Me

Offsite is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s cleverly named offsite public exhibition space, featuring temporary installations of contemporary works. Featured artists are said to, “consider the site-specific potential of art within the public realm and respond to the changing social and cultural conditions of our contemporary world.”.

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Festive Friday

I thought it might be fun to share festive holiday shots every Friday this month. In my first installment, I’ll share some of the things that James and I spotted while out for a walk through downtown Vancouver last night.

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