snapshots from a trip to Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver.

well, *mostly* BC...this is the hammering man in Seattle outside the art museum


yep, still in Seattle


the ferry to Victoria at Anacortes, WA


a totem in front of the Parliment building with the BC crest to the right

an alley in Victoria

one of the many street musicians in Victoria

the parliment building lit up at night

another lit building

parliment lights and their reflections on the harbour

on the ferry from Crofton to Salt Spring Island


a church on Salt Spring

a bird in the Japanese section of Butchart Gardens

somewhere near the gardens

one of millions of flowers in Butchart Gardens

sunken gardens lit up at dusk

this totem greeted us at the Swarz Bay ferry terminal

has the whole world gone metric?

approaching downtown Vancouver



we were welcomed to town with fireworks

part of Vancouver's "Celebration of Lights" fireworks competitions

our hotel room had a good view of the fireworks and the crowds of people leaving the scene down Robson St.

the crowd took over the street for an hour or more

a totem in Stanley Park

urban kayaking

some strictly enforced building codes in Yaletown I guess

part of the library building

street art

meanwhile, back at the hotel

we had plenty of time to enjoy the symbolism as we waited in line at the border checkpoint