Very Vancouver

4 November 2017 – Trucking on down West Broadway I am, and there it is. A Very Vancouver moment.

A bike. With prayer flags.

I should add… That was two days ago.

Yesterday it snowed. But the snow is all up there, atop the Coast Mountains, not down here on city streets (though visible from here).

Down here the palm trees still wave their fronds, as they do year-round.

Meanwhile skiers are ecstatic, digging out their gear, and non-skiers are scrabbling around, trying to find their gloves & scarves.

And umbrellas.


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  1. Frances

     /  5 November 2017

    Love the prayer flags! On the bike! Are you sure it wasn’t someone who goes to tai chi? (like Doug?) 🙂


  2. This is like a poem! Thanks for the sweet post.
    No snow here but rain, rain, rain… Might as well be in Vancouver!

  3. Love it! It seems impossible to have a dull day in Vancouver, if you just look around.

  4. Are you taking a break in Vancover? How unusual is it to see prayer flags like this- always interested in your posts although I seem to miss some

    • More than a break! I moved here in May — and almost immediately left for Guernsey & England, but as of June was settling into the city

  5. What a change from Toronto – perhaps you will miss the amazing graffiti. Hope you enjoyed England. We did an 8day cruise to France and Belgium – medieval cities – amazing,


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