A Smart shell

EasyPark, one of the major public parking companies in Vancouver, offers a 50% rebate to environment-friendly cars. All hybrids get the discount which has just been extended to Smart Cars. Yeah, but Smart Cars… I can see some heads shaking. I wouldn’t want to be sitting in one of those when another real car or…

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A bridge over the Fraser River

The city of Richmond lies south of Vancouver. It doesn’t have much going for itself. Flat, populated, and with an odd mixture of industrial and agricultural land, it’s a place that you won’t visit unless you have a purpose. That could be flying into the Vancouver Int’l Airport, which I’ve done, photographing the [[Yearly cranberry…

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Of magic, and unseeing eyes

If eyes are a mirror into one’s soul, does anybody around me even have a soul? (Sour grin) Eyes are shifting uneasily, biased and afraid. They stare straight ahead into nothingness, preoccupied and worried, or just inert. They reflect neither joy nor interest, no spark, no life. They are tired and worn out. All those…

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When the fog creeps in

Last Saturday night, Vancouver was invaded by the most amazing fog bank I have ever seen, seemingly seeping right out of a scary movie. Of course I was stuck at work without my camera, watching helplessly as extraordinary landscapes were drawn at my feet. As soon as my shift ended, I rushed back home, grabbed…

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