Corio… what?

Before I trigger an avalanche of bemused comments, yes, I’ve changed the blog’s title. And no, I haven’t gone – completely – insane. I wanted something that would sound odd and yet compelling. So I used two of my favorite words, twisted them a little and… Voilà! Ok, here’s the rationale behind it: Anachronism: a…

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Cherry blossoms

The calendar might not agree, but spring has already sneaked up on us! I had planned a bike excursion to Horseshoe Bay for today, hoping that it wouldn’t rain too much. But on my way to Stanley Park I came upon a street gloriously lined with cherry blossoms. And then the sun came out. I…

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Good old Citroën

Here’s a funny commercial for the new Citroën C4, using urban Vancouver scenery. It is filmed from the top of the post office building and clearly visible in the background are the north shore mountains, the BC Hydro building, the Holy Rosary Cathedral and… the Harbour Centre tower. Citroën is a FRENCH company. Througout their…

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La charue avant les boeufs

Today a cover caught my attention in a bookstore window. It read something like "The top 100 world wonders to see before you die". Right next to it, another one said "1000 places to visit before you die". I winked, rubbed my eyes and looked again. They were still there. I couldn’t believe it. I‘ll…

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