Vancouver Seawall Sights: Colourful Compositions
Early morning practices by rowing teams complete the tableau experience, and on particularly calm and quiet Sunday mornings, the commands of the coxswain drift across the waters.
Closer to shore, it is immediately apparent that Vancouverites love their dogs. All sizes and breeds. Jogging along with their humans, disrupting the lives of the pigeons, meeting up with their canine brethren and, sometimes, for the more infirm, just enjoying the scenery from the comfort of a doggie snuggly. As the cherry blossoms bloom, many don their spring fashions—pink ruffles around the shoulders of the girls, muted grey and blue hoodies for the boys. Autumn fleeces arrive for October and November.
If I may borrow a line from the Hindenburg disaster “Oh, the humanity!” There are people everywhere, and of such incredible diversity. Young Sikhs with patkas hurtling frisbees. Tightrope walkers high over the grass performing moves and shapes before an impromptu audience. The easy camaraderie among a group of friends, who grab a spot and begin to pass around sandwiches, and the tangled excitement of teenage girls with colourful hoops to twirl and toss. There are Croatian grandmothers sharing recent family photos, a knot of Japanese schoolmates giggling uncontrollably, a line of Spanish pre-schoolers, each little hand holding onto a rope, and a family of kite-flyers teasing and laughing as they compete for the highest spot. Soapy bubbles float by from one area and badminton birdies whiz by from another. What a delight! An hour later, a whole new set of vignettes will present themselves for your enjoyment. There is always change, movement and entertainment for all.
Check out these stunning shots from a once-in-a-lifetime cross-Canada trek!