Lumière is an annual event here in Vancouver that is said to be inspired by light and artistic expression. A few minutes walk from our apartment, at English Bay, is the current home to one of this year’s 4 public installations. Recently, on my way home from work one evening, I decided to check it out. Continue reading “Lumière At English Bay”
If you’re strolling around Downtown Vancouver any time soon, you may come across Salvador Dali’s, “Space Venus”.
I’d have said you’d find yourself face-to-face with the sculpture but, well, this Venus is clearly headless. Her neck is adorned with a typical Dali “melting” clock, made most famous perhaps by his 1931 painting, “The Persistence of Memory”. Continue reading “Definitely Dali”
Just a quick photo from Victory Square where crowds gathered for the 95th Annual Remembrance Day ceremony here in Vancouver.
The last time I checked in, James and I were in the grips of a nasty virus that seemed to have permanently moved in with us. I’m happy to report that we’re both feeling a lot better. We’re still not 100% recovered, but we’ll take what we can get.
The weather forecast for this weekend was dismal. So when the rains tapered off yesterday and there was a tiny hint of sunshine, I threw on my coat, grabbed my wallet and headed out the door. I had no idea where I’d end up. I just needed to get out of the house.
I used to be quite squeamish about taxidermy. I once knew someone who’s parents had stuffed pheasants on a ledge above the main staircase of their house.
Back in the 1950s, Vancouver was home to more neon than Las Vegas. We had a staggering 19,000 neon signs .. 1 for every 18 people at the time!
Running alongside the Vancouver Art Gallery’s French Moderns exhibition that I posted about on Sunday is Affinities: Canadian Artists and France.
Bloedel Conservatory stands out like a weird space ship in a clearing atop Queen Elizabeth Park.