Many Vancouvers

In this post I've tried something a little different. There was a period of time roughly between 2010 and 2015 that I didn't do much posting, though I still took a lot of photos. You could even say I took a whole lot of photos, perhaps enough to fill a couple dozen posts even. But the things is, there isn't a heck of a lot of variety, in terms of location. Really it's just five, and they are the regulars: Washington, Oregon, California, Vancouver, and a couple of trips to Idaho.

I think in my last post about Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast I mentioned I already have so many photos of those headlands at Road's End they could make their own post. Well I'd like to avoid posting so many redundant photos from those years, and focus on just a few that I think are the best or at least paint a somewhat interesting portrait of our experience (well, that's what I always intend to do, but here I am attempting to be more or less ruthless... me).

With that in mind, I decided to do a post of Vancouver photos, since I have been everywhere else since, and miss it the most. These photos are taken from four separate trips across the border—one in 2011, one in 2013, and two in 2014 (though I must confess the last trip in 2014 was actually to Victoria to see the play Alice, by Robert Wilson and scored by Tom Waits, in one of the best, but also one of the tiniest, community theaters I have ever entered, but the photos are generic enough you might not notice if you aren't super familiar with BC's cities).

And to be honest, it has been immensely nostalgic to come back to these memories. Tilia between the ages of three and six—a priceless return, such a different being from the teenager I know now (and so the same); but also there was an amazing exhibition of Douglas Copeland's art at the Vancouver Art Gallery called Everywhere Is Anywhere Is Anything Is Everything. And then there was the spectacle of a visit to the Richmond Night Market, which I would quite recommend if such a thing is in your wheel house, so to speak.

oroboros on 6/6/2021 2:36:38 PM