Which is to say on Vancouver’s Main Street, never actually been Main as such and isn’t as cool as it thinks, but it’s my ’hood and full of life, and when the sun interrupts the long grey Pacific Northwest off-season, you can feel it in the sidewalks and the buildings that are too old and shitty to gentrify, and even the hipster beards have better curl and loft.

Also I got a new camera so the pictures take themselves. Let’s ignore the camera for now, it’s just a prop to help me show off my home turf a bit.

Three restaurants in a row on the Main in Vancouver

Three restaurants in a row, all pretty good; Sushi Mania (friendly, comfy, competent), Portland Craft (food’s way better than it has to be, given the beery main attractions), and The Fish Counter (pricey, but the fish & chips are ace).

Vancouver’s Main Street Poodle

The Main Street Poodle is Public Art, and controversial. I like it, not so much for the thing in itself as for the look of disoriented bafflement it provokes when first encountered.

Some pictures just leap out in front of you.

Spring tulip


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From: ben (Apr 18 2014, at 16:55)

I could see a restaurateur in, say, Chicago or Houston going out of their way to evoke a Portland theme.

But Vancouver?

Wow. I really am lucky.

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