My “Home Office” isn’t actually at home, it’s over a store near 21st and Main in Vancouver. Main Street is interesting; at heart still pretty grungy and low-rent, it’s trying to gentrify. It’s hard to tell, looking forward, whether it’ll retain its essential grubbiness or vanish under a wave of mall stores and Starbucks. For the moment, it’s visually fetching.

Here are a couple of views north towards the mountains, mid-day and at dusk.

Main Street at 21st in Vancouver, looking North at noon.
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Main Street at 21st in Vancouver, looking North at dusk

Those old buildings were put up without a lot of attention to architectural values, but they retain a certain charm, particularly in a slanting light, particularly if you lean to a love of impure geometries.

Old building at Sunset on Main Street in Vancouver
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Old building at Sunset on Main Street in Vancouver

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