I’ve been walking to work almost every day lately – and this morning I pulled out my phone camera to do a little documenting of the amazing sights of my 6 kilometre trek. A couple photos didn’t get uploaded, they are on my work computer I guess – but I’ll post them some other time (one is a photo of my office – ain’t that exciting). My route takes me to Adanac and Penticton, down the bike route to Campbell, up Campbell and over to Pender, and then along Pender to Burrard. Almost every time I walk I am astonished by something new and out of the blue – which is one of the many reasons I love East Van neighbourhoods.
This is the start of my day: grabbing a book by an author I really like from our neighbourhood book share!
Parker street blossoms
First lilacs of spring outside Templeton School
Adanac and Nanaimo tree
Typical east van alley with mountains shot
This house has been under construction – unfinished – for more than five years. There is moss growing on the roof now and no one has ever lived in it! Such is the weirdness of development in an overpriced city.
Cause every neighbourhood needs a little anarchy
One of many bike murals on the Adanac bike route
So many little gardens on my route!
The view of downtown from the top of Adanac hill.
Heading into the industrial neighbourhood so denoted by razorwire.
Typical Clark Street shot with mountains.
Love this run-down industrial space – wish I could buy it and turn it into textile arts studio. Mohinder also obviously wants a little piece of that action.
A plot for flax in Maclean Park – aimed at some textile experiment.
Colourful doorways in Strathcona
Garbage day in the hood which also means garbage dumping day to some jerks.
Millenium Gate in Chinatown marks the divide between East Van and downtown in my mind.
Incense burner at the Buddhist temple.
Buddhist temple decor at Pender Street
One of my favourite decaying buildings in Chinatown – the facade is tin and rusting away.
The mostly empty Sun Wah Hotel.
Chinatown shop window.
The Victoria Block – renovated and empty for years now. So sad.