We spent two days in Vancouver, seeing the sights.
|The suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park. It's not as big as the Capilano suspension bridge, but then again, it's free.||There was an area of Lynn Canyon Park where people have build hundreds of rock cairns. It was very eerie looking.||This one looked a lot like a bird to me||Here it looks like a wall.||Some of the builders incorporated wood into the cairns||Eric is inspired and builds a cairn||The finished cairn.||This is where I lived (middle apartment) for 2 months in Vancouver, in 1993. Not the best of neighborhoods.||The apartment manager lived in this apartment. It looks as junky as it did then, so I assume the same manager lives there.||After that I moved next door, to a newly renovated building. Top floor here||In the evening we took a walk around Robson Street, and ran into a group of people demonstrating against consumerism. Apparently they're trying to make the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year, into "Buy Nothing" day.||We saw another guy doing ballon sculptures. Homer Simpson turned out great!||Here's the balloon sculptor, underneath Mickey Mouse.||The next morning, we had breakfast in the revolving restaurant on top of the Empire Hotel. Here's a view of Robson Street from the restaurant.||The building that has straps on it, below, is supposed to be very earthquake proof, because the straps hold the building suspended on a central cement column.||We fed some seagulls leftovers from breakfast. As soon as we went on the balcony, they flocked around us.||They were very acrobatic, trying to catch the pieces of muffin we threw them.||A walk in Stanley Park along the seawall path, looking at a yacht club.||This is part of the old zoo in Stanley Park. Most (all?) of it is now abandoned.||There were peacocks wandering around Stanley Park. This one wasn't shy at all.||In the distance, the freight cranes of North Vancouver.||The Totem Pole area in Stanley Park, now closed to visitors.||Sylvia with the sulfur piles of North Vancouver in the background, and a lighthouse.||There's a colony of raccoons in Stanley Park. I've never seen raccoons this unafraid of humans!||One of them went for the camera strap that was hanging down while Eric took this picture.||Some love nibbles||Eric pretends that he has something to feed them.||I let this hotel in downtown Vancouver use my name. I hear it's done wonders for business.||We took some pictures with the self-timer around Jericho Beach Park.||Before we left Vancouver, we drove around the University area, checking out some of the neat houses there.|