Welcome to Richmond

March 1st, 2021 — The skytrain on its way over the Fraser River to Richmond. Along the west side of the bridge is a bike lane and at each end there is a welcome sign; on the north it’s to Vancouver, on the south it’s to Richmond. Neither are pretty. When the skytrain extension to Richmond was proposed there was opposition to it being elevated; that it would destroy the ambience of Richmond. Geoff Plant, the local MLA and attorney general, was asked to comment. He said, “Ambience? Richmond doesn’t have any ambience”.

Updated: March 3, 2021 — 9:03 pm

Pink door

February 27th, 2021 — Pink door at the back of a building on Charles Avenue at Victoria Drive.

Updated: February 28, 2021 — 9:57 pm

Piano

February 27th, 2021 — Sitting in front of this house about to be renovated in the 1900 block of Graveley Street is a piano far past its best tuned date.

Updated: February 27, 2021 — 10:08 pm

Mossy Mercedes

February 24th, 2021 — If you’re ever lost in east Vancouver always remember that moss grows on the north side of the derelict Mercedes parked in a driveway, which in this case is the 400 block of North Slocan Street.

Updated: February 25, 2021 — 10:39 pm

Fish and chips

February 20th, 2021 — There’s not much left of the old Britannia Beach townsite. The buildings that contained gift shops and galleries have been raised off their foundations and set aside for redevelopment of some kind. The fish and chip shop, however, is still there and a local who was just finishing his meal said there would be a revolt if it were forced to move.

Updated: February 20, 2021 — 9:20 pm