|I wondered why one side was old school brick and the other curved glass, The concierge explained that the building resembles a Grand Piano from the air.|
|Del Mar Inn|
"Unlimited Growth Increases the Divide"
I am touching the Wish Tree Making a Wish.
is a site-specific work that reflects upon the history and current conditions of Vancouver and addresses the socio-economic, political and cultural points of disconnect present in the area. The use of neon in this work echoes Vancouver’s history. At its height in the 1950’s, our city was home to nearly 19,000 neon signs. Subverting the commercial use of this one-time ubiquitous medium, the artist sends an alternative message through the warm glow. With an environmental consciousness, neon was chosen for its energy efficiency, the sign costs approximately $100 a year to light.
Gastown was Vancouver's first downtown core and is named after "Gassy" Jack Deighton, a Yorkshire seaman, steamboat captain and barkeep who arrived in 1867 to open the area's first saloon. The town soon prospered as the site of Hastings Mill sawmill, seaport, and quickly became a general centre of trade and commerce on Burrard Inlet as well as a rough-and-rowdy resort for off-work loggers and fishermen as well as the crews and captains of the many sailing ships which came to Gastown or Moodyville, on the north side of the inlet (which was a dry town) to load logs and timber.
|We learned from another tourist that this is known as a Flatiron Building|
|China Town is just a short walk from Gastown. Over the years the most prosperous Chinese have moved out of the neighborhood.|
|The Classical Chinese Garden|
|He is using a magnifying glass to burn/etch his art on the walking canes.|
|The phrase "everything is going to be alright" has functioned as anything from a sentiment shared by people in times of crisis to lyrics in many pop songs. Creed’s repetitive use of this text as a neon light sculpture affixed to the exterior surface of various structures mimics the ubiquitous use of the phrase itself. |
|The Zodiac is on tiles located in the plaza just outside the Garden Our tiles, Can you guess who is the Dragon and who is the Rabbit?|
|It's funny they are located adjacent to each other on the Zodiac|
|No where does it say they are compatible.|
|The Hope Tree|
|The Chinese Cultural Center, we walked in but did not have time to see the exhibits.|
|No batteries needed|
|We did not even think of bringing red.|
|This is about as wild as Canadians get.|
|A little sunlight for the opposing team, Switzerland|
|The warm up about 30 minutes prior to game time.Pre game thoughts here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fifa-women-s-world-cup-canada-vs-switzerland-by-the-numbers-1.3120484|
|Canadian's Going Crazy|
|Canadian gone Wild|
|Canadian's Celebration reaches a Feverish Peak|
|The Celebration continues on the streets as they try to find their way home.|
|Curious Sign in BC Canada|
|Sing in Front of the Vancouver Library|
|I guess the Pool Deck forms the Keyboard with the lounge chairs being the Keys?|
|That's Mount Baker as seen from the 23rd floor over the BC Place Stadium|
|BC Place Stadium Glowing at night|
|See the video at https://youtu.be/QwtAizRfXcs|
Vancouver - Round of 16 Canada VS Switzerland for Fathers Day
We had several hours before the Game so we decided to stay close and find things to do within walking distance. We wanted to see Gastown and Chinatown so we hoped we could get both in before a late lunch and then making the short 3 block walk from the hotel to the stadium in the afternoon.
Gastown is a mix of shops, restaurants, and bars in historic buildings near the Vancouver's waterfront port. From Wikipedia: