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Oct 13, 2011

VANCOUVER VISIT

Some time ago in the middle of summer I went downtown to Vancouver to meet up with one of my sisters and her husband. You have “met” them before or at least you have met their gardens before here and here.

The had come over from Vancouver Island for the Canada Day festivities and were staying at a lovely hotel right downtown.

My nephew and his wife also came downtown to meet up with us and we were first going for lunch then we were walking to my great-niece’s place downtown for tea and dessert.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Vancouver. Let me share some of our day with you. 

We had lunch in a pub looking out on this view.

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This is very close to where the cruise ships come into Vancouver. You are looking at the North Shore. There is skiing on those mountains in the winter.

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Downtown Vancouver is a beautiful place. Busy and vibrant but with many lovely little spots to reflect amid the hustle.

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We walked a good distance across town to a lovely old area with some amazing buildings.

We were lucky to see the street market open that day but the best part of the area was the boulevard gardens that are right in the open with no fencing. They were full of produce and flowers.

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My great-niece lives in what used to be a hotel but is now apartments. Very small apartments.

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Check out those marble steps and walls. Seriously beautiful. And that window…This is not a small entryway by any means.

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A long narrow hallway leads to many corridors and apartments.

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We all squeezed into her adorable bachelor apartment. Look at the glass that is in the built in wall unit.

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The old window let in an amazing cool breeze. Of course the old radiators make great shelves. The street market was taking place right outside that window.

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This was a great day spent with people I love. So nice to see two of my 5 great-nieces, my nephew and his wife and my sister and brother in law.

It was also nice to get downtown again and see the changes and the things that have stayed the same over time.

8 comments:

Lori E said...

Ha, ha, I just noticed the security camera in the hallway affixed above the old pipes. The old and the new together.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this. It was great to see these pics. Thank you.

Diane said...

We visited Vancouver only once last year when we were living in Kamloops. I just loved the city, with the mountains in the back...simply breath-taking! Vancouver reminds me a bit of Toronto, only Toronto is more steel and iron, where Vancouver was still big city, but softer. Sounds like you had a great day with family, loved your pics. Diane

Vintage Home said...

wow love the apartment details!...thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

The only cruise we haven't taken (that involves the usa) is the one to alaska. I am going to make sure we are on one that stops there! So pretty!

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

What a beautiful place! I'd love to visit some day, and now that the kids are on your side of the world, I just may! LT wants to take an Alaska cruise, too, so I may see your part of the world at some point after all!

MiMi said...

It's so beautiful. I've always wanted to go to Vancouver. And it sounds awesome to go have tea and dessert at your neice's place. So fancy. :)

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Your pictures are incredible. Think I'll have to add Vancouver to my wish list of places to visit!

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