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.