Jul 31, 2011

July Long Weekend

This weekend has been all about fairies, lights and rainbows in the West End.

I managed to miss the Pride street party because an intense blabbing session with a friend kept us from leaving the apt until after midnight. By then the party had packed up and all had turned pumpkin. I had wistful visions of dancing on the street at 2am in Lavapies and I let my lip do a long pout. Oh well. Fun ends early here unless you want to sweat in a club.

On the fortunate side, I managed to score an awesome view of the fireworks on Saturday:

A sampling of fancy beer:
Celebration of Lights - drinks before, during, after

Highlights from "China Storm". You can watch the whole show here.
Celebration of Lights - highlights
Crowds on Davie and Denman leaving after the show.
Celebration of Lights - crowds leaving

I missed the parade but managed to catch these snapshots while wandering down Pacific and Bute.
Pride 2011
Pride 2011
Pride 2011
Pride 2011
Pride 2011
Went for a walk across Burrard Bridge then towards rocky shores in Kits.
Sunset Beach stitch from Burrard Bridge
Then to Vanier Park. I have often looked at the park from my perch on Sunset Beach and wondered what it'd be like over there. Is the grass greener? No, it isn't but the view sure is pretty.
Me at Vanier Park
Vanier Park - cute little ferry

Jul 7, 2011

It's been a very long journey

Sunset beach on July 6th
I left Madrid a year ago yesterday. I left London 6 months ago yesterday. And it is only now (3 countries and 1 year later) that I sleep in my own bed, in my own space again. Yes, it's been a long journey to find a home and I've had a lot of help from friends and strangers along the way. I couldn't have predicted the way this story has unfolded when I packed up my life in Madrid and got on a plane to London. But here I am. I now live in Davie Village (the gayaborhood in Vancouver) and I have a Queen in the closet - a queen mattress in the closet of my bachelor pad (◕‿-)

I celebrated this ending by sitting on Sunset Beach writing & taking photos with the sun on my face, my feet buried in warm sand, the water stretched out in front of me and a thick log against my back!

I am awfully curious about where this next journey will take me...
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