First of July fireworks

Long week-end. National holiday. Postcard-perfect weather. Sunny skies, happy people. Warm evenings. Street festivals. It’s all flashing before my eyes as I observe and take part simultaneously. Last night, Saturday night, I took a slow bike ride around False Creek. I watched the sun go down slowly in a cloudless sky. The Seawall was alive,…

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France defeats Brazil on Canada Day ~

There were a lot of very sad Brazilian students in the Vancouver streets today, after their team lost to France 0-1 in the FIFA World Cup. I’m not one to praise commercial sports too much, but still, as Numérobis would say, “Ça fait plaisir.” France advances to the semi-finals and will play against Portugal. They…

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Amazing vertical dancers ~

Vancouver, like most other cool places, likes jazz. Our jazz festival is currently enthusiastically jamming – pardon the pun – the city streets. Water St., main artery of Gastown, was closed off to car traffic for two days and on a perfectly sunny Saturday afternoon, I happened to wander by. Music was flowing from a…

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