Exploring Vancouver: Art Galleries, Chinese Garden and Vancouver streets. June 21 2019

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I grabbed my camera and headed for Vancouver, again. So much more to discover!
I got off the sky train at Burrard Station and headed for the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. As it was National Indigenous Peoples Day, this was a good enough reason for me to start my explorations here.


After this totally enjoyable experience I sat in the garden, adjacent to the gallery, thinking of my next move: What about the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.
I had been there years ago with my cousin. Time for a new visit. I wandered via Pender Street to the downtown East side, ending up in China Town and remembering the words of the bus driver, that time so long ago, on our way to the Garden: be careful! This time I was alone, enjoying the walk, minding my own business. Entering the Chinese Garden, the peaceful surroundings immediately enveloped me.


I meandered back, soaking up the Chinese environment, taking pictures of the old buildings. At one point a passerby muttered, loud enough for me to hear, as he most likely intended to: “Why not taking pictures of mountains instead”. I refrained from replying that I had plenty of those as well; wisely kept my mouth shut, but chuckled nevertheless.


Back in the main downtown area I headed for the Vancouver Art Gallery. My last visit, just a short time ago, was not that successful, but at that time they were setting up another exhibition so I might as well go and see what that one was all about.
A huge crowd filled the steps of the Art Gallery and my first thought was: a pow wow. It was Indigenous Day after all. But no, it was a skate boarding event. Of course I wiggled my way between the masses to get some pictures before going inside for some more culture 😉


The new exhibition was Alberto Giacometti’s “A line through time”. I loved it!


With tired feet and an enriched soul I made my way back to the sky train station.
A few more photos finished this beautiful day, although I doubt the homeless person shared this feeling.


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2 Responses to Exploring Vancouver: Art Galleries, Chinese Garden and Vancouver streets. June 21 2019

  1. Leo says:

    Een mooie start in het the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art met prachtige foto’s

    Al kijkend naar de foto’s waan je je echt in China. Het is dat op sommige opnamen een torenhoog westers gebouw te zien is.

    Ook de volgende serie is weer volop de moeite van het kijken waard. Zelfs de woonhuis Koot zie ik en dan een lantaarn- of electriciteitspaal omgetoverd naar een heuse totempaal!

    Prachtige serie van de skate borders of noem je die lui. Dat “zootje ongeregeld” spiegelend in een glazen wand, goed gezien zus!!

    Heel mooi die tentoonstelling van Alberto Giacometti’s, zo puur, zo basic. Kan me helemaal voorstellen dat je er van genoten hebt.

    …hoewel ik betwijfel of de dakloze dit gevoel heeft gedeeld… jij hebt genoten en wij dus ook, dat telt!

    • Dank je Leo. Het was zo’n prachtige dag met zoveel kijkgenot. Annemie schreef dat zij enkele maanden geleden naar een tentoonstelling van Alberto Giacometti is geweest: in Zwolle!

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