Saturday, April 14, 2012

Touring Vancouver

Thursday morning, Rob and I have breakfast at The Public Market, listening to a street musician playing some Neil Young covers, and then we hop on a Big Bus for a tour of Vancouver:  Gas Town,  Chinatown, Robson, Davie, and Stanley Park among the stops.

At home in Toronto the magnolias died a premature death because of the drastic swings in temperature, so  I'm rejuvenated to see cherry blossoms and magnolias in bloom all over this city.

After doing 1.25 times around the Big Bus circle, we  get off at Stanley Park and don't get back on again.  With 45 minutes between buses, and a less than reliable schedule, we figure it's not worth the wait.

Totems in Stanley Park, a visit to Vancouver Library, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen garden in Chinatown, and a walk across the Granville Island Bridge.  After six hours walking, our feet are aching, but it somehow seems a fair enough price to pay.

squirrels at work?

Ming Dynasty garden in the heart of downtown

Vancouver's fabulous library

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