The Rough with the Smooth

26 September 2019 – Some days, you get it all.

We encounter the rough while walking westward through Thornton Park, just in front of Pacific Central train station  …

and later on I encounter the smooth while walking eastward again past David Lam Park on the north side of False Creek.

This is one of my favourite sculptures, Marking High Tide by Don Vaughan, and look — rising tide is just beginning to lap across the lowest of the stepping-stones.

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  1. I really like this sculpture – what good idea, and polished execution of it. The tides here are confusing, compared to the east coast, where it seemed to me there were two lows and two highs each day that were rather symmetrical. Here, there can be a huge difference between a low and high tide, followed by hardly any difference at all, such that a low tide can look almost high, and vice versa. Does that make sense? 😉

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    • it is truly splendid – my favourite, along with his nearby companion piece, “Waiting for Low Tide,” which is a simple circle of boulders in the water – don’t ask me about tides, I don’t understand them on any coast, having never before lived on an ocean just lakes!

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