Saturday, January 26, 2008

Night Walkers

It's a Friday night after 10 pm and I'm walking around with dogs, getting exercise on what may be the last dry night for a while. I notice quite a few groups of three or four tall white males in their late teens or early 20s. One group, in Sahalli Park, is standing around the table probably drinking beer and talking about things like girlfriends in polite tones. Another group are running down the sidewalk along Broadway doing mock kicks at things like bus stops and staggering a bit. With their long flailing legs and arms they look like people not to get close to, and the dogs and I stand back until they turn and head into the alley. It's not a full moon, that was last week. Maybe a preview of summer and who our neighbours have grown up to be.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Farewell to a Stunning View

The new construction behind the Vancouver Community College on Broadway (the one for which the new VCC/Clark Skytrain stop was named) is blocking off half of what until recently was, from the terrace, one of the most sweeping and majestic views of the city publicly available. Chalk another one up in the unacknowledged costs column.