Today’s Photo A Day Challenge prompt is “Book”. I posted this picture of the community book exchange I took a couple of weeks ago. Such a lovely idea…..
This morning, I made an almond milk latte (with cinnamon and coconut sugar on top), and had a bagel thin with light cream cheese and some grapes.
I had a couple of errands to run downtown, and instead of driving and paying big bucks to park for a couple of hours, or taking the train, I decided to walk the approx hour walk from our home there, and take the train back. Here are a few shots from my walk.
For those who have never seen one of these before, it’s a bird. You’re welcome – we’ll all sleep better tonight knowing what a bird looks like! :) Silly…
Speaking of birds, this seagull had taken residence on the front cross of my favorite church.
And still more….two pigeons on a wire….
….and shoes further down on the wire too. Everything was in pairs.
Here is the ramp leading to the bridge I walked over….
…and here are some shots of False Creek from the bridge. (this is the same body of water I take my lunchtime walks around, so this is just a different angle of the area I’ve shown before)
…dogs are allowed on the aquabus….
I googled to find out what the big “spaceship” thingie is, and all I could find out is that it is “public art”.
There is still some fall foliage to see, though it is dropping quickly.
Personally, this isn’t my favorite style of architecture, it is a bit “glassy” in my eyes. Many people love it though, and the skyline is FULL of very similar structures….
This little walkway joins two very glassy highrises….
Thanks to this girl and her hood who unknowingly provided me excellent foreground for the road shot while she was waiting for a bus….
I didn’t know there was train art…..
This man was delighted to pose with the pigeons when I asked him if he’d be ok with being in the photo…..
I didn’t realize that pigeons had little heart shaped “bits” at the top of their beaks. Aww…feel the love – and yes, that is a big stretch!
All of a sudden, something spooked the birds and they took off and provided an “action shot” and a lot of wind.
My walk took me by the public library, which looks like the Roman Colosseum. There is a public artwork by the building that I’ve seen many many times, but didn’t know what it was all about. Thanks to aboutvancouver.com, I now know:
“The sign on the southwest corner, The Words Don’t Fit In The Picture, is an art installation from Ron Terada. It is a large freestanding, three-dimensional sign with 1280 LED light nodes. The lights change with a computer programmed sequence.“THE WORDS DON’T FIT THE PICTURE is a text-based work made in response to the context, building and public surrounds of the Vancouver Public Library.”
This sign cracked me up. Not because of the idea of the Brazilian, because they felt the need to put a “down arrow”, I guess just to clarify WHERE the wax is….
I hopped the train back to our area when I was finished doing what needed to be done, and Dennis met me for sushi date lunch. We split some vegetable tempura, and I had a double spicy tuna roll and a yellow town roll.
The clouds over the city that we saw from our deck this afternoon were very ‘lashy’ and quite unusual.
Before I went out today, I put a pork tenderloin in the slow cooker with some bbq sauce, and tonight we had pulled pork (mine was on a sandwich thin, Dennis had a proper bun), some baked beans and some coleslaw.
While we had dinner, Neva ‘attacked’ the stick that comes with her Cat’s Meow. The toys are shown on late night infomercials, but I found one in a local store….most cats attack by crouching, Neva flips over and stares things down. However, her stance is equally as effective, that wand doesn’t stand a chance.
VERY happy to have one more day this weekend. It’s Amazing Race time!! Who will be eliminated tonight??