Work meetings are usually boring, but having them at the Vancouver Convention Centre is visually appealing and affords more interest to the usual convention rigmarole.
Vancouver is definitely one of the coolest places to live, but the problem is a lot of people think so. This is what traffic at night on Highway #1 looks like if you were to look at the highway from an overpass and keep your eyes open for 10 seconds. Being a city of bridges, generally no matter when you're planning on going into or coming out of town, you have some sort of gridlock to deal with. Or facing the conundrum of where on earth to park the car that gets you downtown when you need to go downtown is another pitfall. And soon there's tolls coming on the new Port Mann bridge. No such thing as a free ride.
A cozy fire in the backyard fire pit was just what the doctor ordered with overnight temperatures approaching an unseasonably chilly zero degrees celsius. A slow shutter caught some lively sparks being blown about by the nighttime breeze.
The Skytrain is part of the Vancouver transit system. It's a good place to people-watch, in this case through the reflection in the Skytrain doors. This view is of the outside city lights through the windows while the train is in motion overlapped onto the seemingly bemused couple sitting on the inside of the train.
Walking around the Olympic venues in Vancouver reminds me of Expo 86. I really wanted to see inside Russia House (pictured above), and I arrived there about 5:30. I was met by a "open to the public between 12-5pm" sign posted out front, so that was a Nyet. The Quebec and Saskatchewan pavilions (below) make a striking appearance at night on the waterfront.
This lighting is a nightly occurrence courtesy of Brown's Social House in Langley's Walnut Grove. Eventhough the umbrellas are red, I highly recommend the beverage Mr. Pink - and their original version. Why are originals always better than their successors?
Taking a walk one night I passed by this fountain which made me feel like there were some Roman baths around. Alas, it's just a dry fountain nicely lit up that's decorating the entrance of an adult community in Langley. Everything looks better with a little lipstick on it.