I live in Paradise (when the sun is shining.)

Looking towards the Lions Gate Bridge and North Shore mountains.

Ah, my sweet city of Vancouver. You really are pretty, aren’t you? The mountains, the ocean, the fresh air. The title of this post might be deceptive to indicate that I only like Vancouver when it’s sunny. The opposite is in fact true. I LOVE rain. LOVE it! I was born in Vancouver, and I think it’s just part of my make up. I love the sound of rain on the rooftop. I love the smell of rain after it hasn’t rained for a while. I love the feel of rain on my skin (well, for the first bit before I get my umbrella open.) I’m not into the wet T-shirt thing…

The Stanley Park Seawall is a must for anyone visiting Vancouver, rain or shine. You can begin your walk at the Seabus terminal on Cordova Street (if you’re coming from the North Shore) or in Coal Harbour and walk all the way around to English Bay. This will take you about an hour or so, depending on how much stopping you do. Then you can stroll down Denman Street and grab some lunch and once you get to Georgia Street you are more or less back at the beginning of your walk! You can also bike or roller blade it, but I’m a walker… I love to walk.

Lions Gate Bridge.
Pretty colours!
English Bay looking towards UBC and Point Grey.
I really want a cruiser…
Siwash Rock.
A-Maze-ing Laughter by Chinese artist Yue Minjun. The life jackets are there for water safety month, not for artistic reasons.

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2 Responses to I live in Paradise (when the sun is shining.)

  1. Michele September 28, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    You do live in a beautiful place! The views in your pictures here remind of San Francisco bay, looking out from the city towards Marin County. Oh my, this is making me feel very homesick, which is good because I need to get busy and plan a trip to visit my parents (been procrastinating on that…).

    Love the life jackets on the statues! Great idea for water safety month.

    I’m not sure how being turned into stone is a reward? šŸ™‚

    • My name is Andrea October 6, 2012 at 1:04 am #

      Vancouver often reminds of of SF too…. sister cities maybe? If you go to visit your parents… maybe I’ll jet over to SF to visit for a few days with you?

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