8 June 2014

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Our second day in Vancouver. More pictures. On our lovely bike ride round Stanley Park, we stopped at the totem poles:-
We passed by Siwash Rock:-
By Lost Lake, two families were strolling:-
In Granvile Island Public market we saw spindly carrots:-
A painted metal buoy from older times:-
This poor down-and-out man was happy to pose for me after I gave him some money. He wished us a happy holiday:-
In downtown Vancouver The Fairmont Hotel is reflected in the cladding of a newer addition to the skyline:-

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  1. The office building is a cracking shot yp

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    1. Thank you John and - you might not believe this but today on Denman Street, Vancouver we walked by a restaurant called The Ukrainian Village!

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    2. I echo John's comment.

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  2. I'm loving the photos and very pleased you are having such a good time.

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    1. One of British Columbia's slogans is simply "The best place on earth". I can see what they mean but I doubt that the down and outs would agree.

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  3. Looking good.... and it was Grouse Mountain by the way !!!! Oh well I nearly got it right !

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    1. Grouse Mountain? Oh yes, now I understand! Whistler is sixty miles north of there.

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  4. I would never discourage you from being a generous person, but perhaps you don't know that quite a few of the "disadvantaged" people on the streets do that for a living? When they change shifts, you'll see one person get out of the wheelchair, or off the crutches, and hand them over to the next person. Standing on the median at a stoplight is another practice, asking for money from people who are stopped there. The leg casts are removable so the beggar can get home on the bike he has hidden in the bushes, and the little dogs are a profitable addition. The women will often bring a child instead of a dog. There are truly indigent people out there, but I don't think they are the ones you see begging on the streets. A lot of them are batshit crazy and couldn't get an act together. That's how we deal with mental illness, you know, just ignore it and let those people take care of themselves. They go off and hide in the brush down by the river, problem solved.

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  5. This article tells how our mental health policies came to pass. Thank you, Ronald Reagan. http://www.salon.com/2013/09/29/ronald_reagans_shameful_legacy_violence_the_homeless_mental_illness/

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  6. Thanks for the grand tour of downtown Vancouver.

    Ms Soup

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