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  • DTES III

    A truncated view of Hastings Street at night under a full moon.

  • Christmas Lights

    There's a special confluence of festivity when Vancouver gets snow in December.

  • Hydrangeas II

    Hydrangeas are beautiful even as they fade.

  • Bait Station

    Bait stations remind us that unwanted and unseen living creatures exist.

  • Mirage

    Industrial structures look gentle and unthreatening in the soft early morning fog.

  • Great White

    "Great White" brings three concepts to mind: Great White North, Great White Hope, and Great White Shark.

  • 4/21 Morning, Unleashed

    The 4/20 celebration in Vancouver is comparable to the Fireworks Festival except with fewer liquor containers and more food wrappers.

  • Inukshuk

    Vancouver's 2010 Olympics logo was intended as a world welcome. Locally, it's more of a pretty insignia for beach volleyball.

  • Density

    Density is a contentious topic in Vancouver.

  • Bifurcation

    The shoes-over-wires thing is a literal environmental footprint.

  • FTW

    “FTW” means “For The Win!” to one generation but it is is a punk epithet to an older one.

  • Mono No Aware

    In practice, “Mono No Aware” means appreciate what you have because it never lasts.

  • The National Dream

    In the 1880s, Canada's National Dream was unity.

  • Save the Trees (Not the Wood)

    The orange fences of doom signify that this old wood house will be demolished to make way for larger plywood one.

  • Pork House

    Pork Bellies are a commodity. Housing isn’t.

  • River District Circus

    The River District is an ex-industrial site on built on reclaimed swampland. It is marketed as the next Yaletown.

  • STEM Cell

    Stem cells are blank cells that can become any cell. STEM is also an acronym for "science, technology, engineering, and math."

  • The Sky’s the Limit

    Until recently, Vancouver's real estate market was a somewhat laissez-faire system with houses flipping faster than fingers at a Main Street cyclist.

  • Drive-In Theatre

    Oil tankers and sunsets: there is nothing more symbolic of End of Days.

  • Sunflower Field II

    A field full of sunflowers plus a bright blue sky will always make you feel happier.

  • You Give Love a Bad Name

    This is a valentine to Valentine's Day because love isn't a simple heart-shaped experience.

  • Dissedtopia

    This is Hansel and Gretel at Hastings and Main looking westward at apocalyptic destruction.

  • The Whip

    The Whip Restaurant & Gallery is located just off Main Street on 6th.

  • First and Commercial

    "The Drive" is Vancouver's first ethnic neighbourhood.

  • Eastside Market

    Eastside Market was a cheerful place with tons of flowers. Closed, alas. Probably will become condos.

  • FTW

    Red represents vitality, passion, and love, as well as rage, sin, and debt.

  • Brimstone•

    Yellow symbolizes sunshine, warmth, summer, and happiness. It also means fear, caution, and toxicity.

  • Lion’s Gate•

    Green is associated with growth, newness, and nature. It is also associated with envy, greed, money, and nausea.

  • Coronation

    Blue means loyalty, masculinity, tranquillity, and favoured status. Blue is also the color of cold and sadness and death.

  • Pluteus

    Purple stands for eccentricity, ceremony, mystery as well as mourning, transformation, and bruising.

  • Yaletown

    There are certain traits all Yaletown locals share.

  • Joe’s on Commercial

    Joe's Café Bar is an unpretentious coffee-sandwich-bar place on "the Drive."

  • VAG

    The Vancouver Art Gallery was originally a courthouse and often plays one for various film crews.

  • Inukshuk

    This particular West End landmark and Inuit symbol watches over volleyball players leisurely strollers.

  • Whistler Brewhouse

    In the pub hierarchy at Whistler, the Brewhouse falls somewhere between aprés-ski and pre-club.

  • Yearning

    Yearning is when you secretly believe that what you want is possible.

  • Charlie “Bird” Parker

    Charlie Parker, 1920-1955, was arguably the greatest saxophonist of all time.

  • Listener

    People always paint jazz musicians playing; this is of someone listening.

  • Waiting For (1993)

    This is based on Lisette Model’s black and white photograph, “Woman with Veil, San Francisco, 1949”.

  • Fear in a Handful of Dust

    T.S. Eliot series: "I will show you fear in a handful of dust".

  • Each Confirms A Prison

    T.S. Eliot series: "We think of the key, each in his prison; thinking of the key, each confirms a prison."

  • The Arid Plain

    T.S. Eliot series: "I sat upon the shore fishing, with the arid plain behind me; Shall I at least set my lands in order?"

  • Till Human Voices Wake Us

    TS Eliot series: "Till human voices wake us, and we drown."

  • The Way The World Ends

    TS Eliot series: "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper."

  • Empathy

    Like the frost you see melting on a cold windowpane.

  • EKG

    EKG

    The sense of reflection and the up-and-down movement reminds me of those EKG heart monitors.