In my little absence from blogging, I’ve been to Vancouver and back. What a great getaway. It wasn’t my first visit there, but considering the previous time was 24 years ago, I wasn’t exactly returning to familiar territory. I love comparing this postcard I sent to my maternal grandmother in 1987:
with this 2011 postcard I sent to my daughter last week:
In Vancouver’s case, I think urban development has been a good thing.
Some highlights of my trip. Every morning my husband went out for coffee (and tea for me) and breakfast. He brought it back to the room and we ate while sea planes took off and landed just outside our window.
I also enjoyed Vancouver’s public art and architecture. Sculptor Yue Minjun’s A-Mazing Laughter was one of my favorites.
We spent a few hours in Chinatown one afternoon. I love how Vancouver hasn’t torn down old buildings like this one:
But I also enjoyed the city’s modern architecture, like this residence near Yaletown:
We viewed waterfront buildings from the comfort of this cute ferry.
One day we drove up to Whistler. Here’s a shot of me on the ride there.
I can still picture the crisp, fresh air.
What a delightful trip.