Back in Vancouver after six weeks in Orange County, California. Loved the sun, the beach, the heated pool, and the family. But it is great to be back to the expense, beauty, and banalities of a city. And the pleasures of self-indulgence of the senses sans censors. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver’
A perfect summer day; a long ride; and some photos of ships.
Posted in British Columbia, tagged fisherman's trail. lower seymour conservation reserve, seymour river, Vancouver on July 8, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Just a few photos from today’s mountain bike ride along Fisherman’s Trail that follows the Seymour River in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
Each evening on the ride home from work, I cross the Second Narrows Bridge. It is a spectacular ride up to the crest of the bridge and down at great speed over the bumpy construction joints. The bike lane is narrow. Two bicycles cannot pass in opposite directions. The cyclist coming up has to stop, pull to the side, and let the cyclist going down pass. Each such encounter is a friendly passing, with smiles and thank-yous to all. (more…)
A great many great presentations yesterday at the Tailings and Mine Waste 11 Conference here in Vancouver. The keynote addresses were topical and provocative. There was applause when in reply to a question, Ransford Sekyi of Ghana said that artisanal miners dig and destroyed the environment and then move on to another place to dig and destroy, and that they should be dealt with “with the full force of the law.” A bold approach that echoed the ongoing occupation of the Vancouver Art Gallery by what is rapidly degenerating into an unruly band of homeless ruffians biting the police who are trying to prevent a conflagration. (more…)
Posted in About the news, British Columbia, opera, tagged don pasquale, drugs, mining, opera, police, tea party, Vancouver, vancouver prostitute, walll street, west vancouver on October 22, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Those demonstrators who are destroying the grass to the north of the Vanouver Art Galley probably never have seen an opera. The probably regard opera as a pastime of the rich. Maybe they should watch Don Pasquale and learn that there have always been the rich, the poor, the lazy, the parasites, and the ambitious. (more…)