· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · September
· · · · 17 (2 entries)

Autumnal · Our end­less gold­en sum­mer end­ed, the grass is a hap­pi­er green but the bike-ride to work is get­ting chilly. Vancouver’s at fifty de­grees north lat­i­tude, and when the sun is out it’s com­ing side­ways a lot of the time, which is photographer-friendly. There are still lots of flow­er­s, but au­tum­nal blos­soms have to be twice as good as spring’s of­fer­ings to get half the im­pact, and they’re not. Stil­l, they pho­to­graph well ...
Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown · We moved Antarc­ti­ca from funky fash­ion­able Yale­town to smack in the mid­dle of Vancouver’s down­town core. We got more space, bet­ter space, es­caped our bubble-era lease, saved big buck­s, so the move was a no-brainer. The down­town ex­pe­ri­ence is way dif­fer­en­t; among oth­er things we have front-row seats at a hot flash­point in the cof­fee cul­ture wars. Plus, I fi­nal­ly got a pic­ture that shows how Van­cou­ver re­al­ly look­s ...
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