Tuesday, July 25, 2017


I think that a very serious gardener lives here!

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Castle All Its Own!

This house in Tangletown in the Macalester-Groveland neighbourhood has always been one of my favourites. It is situated on  wedge shaped lot on a corner and seems to dominate the area in a very positive way.  Recent owners have changed its colour and added contrasting trim.  The beautiful front porch is now obscured by the landscaping but it doesn't detract from the overall impression of this fairy tale-like house.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Location! Location! Location!

It is fairly easy to photograph large, stately houses on Summit Avenue or Crocus Hill, but I discovered that attractive homes can also be found in less affluent neighborhoods.  I was attracted to this well maintained house and decided that hanging baskets, flower boxes and shutters with some trim in a contrasting color would turn this house into a real beauty. Agree?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Punch's Woodfired Pizza

Good pizza and a cold beer at a neighborhood restaurant. What more is needed on a hot, humid day?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Life Goes On!

Not much changed while we were gone: road construction and repairing infrastructure continues!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Journey's End #23

Leaving the beautiful Shangri-La hotel to fly home.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Tourist Attractions-#22

The concierge sent us here as a fun tourist attraction. Interesting art, restaurants, and people watching. We didn't stay long! Instead we hopped a short ferry and went to the aquarium (see previous photos of jelly fish) and beautiful Stanley Park. By  this time I was tired of taking photos (gasp! and put my camera away).  We'll just have to return to this remarkably beautiful city to enjoy more seafood restaurants and Stanley Park at a later date.  You can wait for photos of this outstanding park, can't you?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vancouver 2010 Olympics-#21

 Within walking distance of our hotel

Monday, July 17, 2017

Approaching Vancouver-#20

 Our skillful Captain smoothly navigated the narrowest part of the Inner Passage as we approached Vancouver, B.C.

Journey's end---the last port was the beautiful city of Vancouver

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Sunny Day at Sea-#19

 People of all ages enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi, lawn chairs, running track—all outdoors on a sunny day