This is The Liberty Distillery on Granville Island. My automatic attraction to symmetry continues. One of these days I’ll have to actually go inside for a tasting; to pretend I’m sophisticated and stuff.
So the question was: can I take a good photo of this cool Chinese New Year tree that’s in a busy tourist location and in front of a busy, distracting background? The answer was a resounding “kind of”. I just had to wait for the right moment… But other people thought I was being too […]
Rachelle and I took a little tip into Fort Langley today. I took this shot in Gasoline Alley, a little enclave of shops off the main street. It’s right in the centre of town, but easily missed. It kind of reminds me of another shot I took, quite some time ago, of the Sylvia Hotel.
Santa Monica, a city where they don’t put the prices of drinks on the menu, and you feel ridiculous having to ask. And there are these lovely little shacks, located just behind the bustling Santa Monica Pier. If San Francisco has the painted ladies, what are these? Painted crack-whores? Oh sorry, was that politically incorrect?
Alcatraz only closed about 50 years ago, so it’s quite amazing how much decay can occur in such a short space of time. I guess being in the middle of the ocean and constantly bombarded by salty sea air and wind doesn’t help, but still… There’s not much left of them, but you can still […]
Washington Square Park is a less famous park in Manhattan. Much smaller than Central Park, it’s actually pretty ho-hum when you’re in it, but I found it quite interesting to look at from the outside. They were filming some stupid MTV show while we were there. A homeless guy was watching the production when he […]
This is the building that overlooks City Hall Park in New York City. So, naturally, I first assumed it was city hall. But it’s not, city hall is actually behind this building. New York was already so huge when they built this that city hall just wasn’t big enough. It’s the Manhattan Municipal Building.
I had a conversation with my dad today about my trip to New York. We got to talking about the food. I was telling him that, as a Vancouverite, the food in New York is disappointing because in Vancouver we have everything New York has only for much, much cheaper. So in honour of the […]
The statue of Atlas that stands outside Rockefeller Center in New York. This is as close as I am getting to a 9/11 post. But just so you know, New York is the best place I have been to in the USA that wasn’t Hawaii.
Here’s a colourful group taking photos of Niagara Falls. I find tourist traps fascinating. I can’t stand them for the most part and can’t wait to get out of them, but clearly I am in the minority. Most people seem to love these crowded places. A curious human trait, in my humble opinion.
As soon as I saw hipsters, I had a feeling we weren’t in Wyoming anymore. Was that cheesy? Well it should be, because this picture was taken in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What is it with me and pictures of people looking at their phones?
One thing you get used to as a Canadian is that most of your cultural institutions are American. It’s just the natural result of being a country with a relatively small population right next door to a country with a very big one. So we have McDonald’s but they serve poutine! So it’s a kind […]
Our feet were sore and covered in blisters from our walk around Manhattan the day before. The weather was iffy too, but damn it; one does not simply visit New York and not go to Central Park. So we did. Was it worth it? Of course. But I couldn’t help but think that Stanley Park […]