Wednesday, August 31, 2011

31st August

Headed into Downtown to have lunch with some friends :) I passed through Chinatwon, the edge of which is here:

The big new apartment block being built in Gastown certainly stands out a lot!

The smoking (and noisey!) clock along Water Street, the main touristy area of Gastown. Yes, I've been in that Starbucks before :p

The guys and gal had lunch on the waterfront, in the suddenly hot afternoon (no one pictured, think it's bad to take photos of people eating ;)):

Walking along the end of False Creek, turning back towards the city before heading back to Mount Pleasant. This area of land is still being developed :)

This place is along Main. Am I childish for laughing every time I walk past? :P

Sweet and sour chicken at Congee Noodle House along East Broadway. Asti, the sweet and sour chicken is like how they do it back in the UK, Hong Kong style! The place was very much like Wong Kei in London (same 'happy and polite' service, ahem).

Till tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

30th August

A sunny day - time to get the bike out! Here I go, emerging from the underground parking of our building:

First stop is to try out a cafe called 49th Parallel Coffee in Kitsilano. Very nice beans, but a bit too pretentious and minimal in there for my liking (no atmosphere!).

Here's Granville Street from the south of the bridge, looking towards the mountains. Good shopping area!

Part of 10th Avenue I cycle along, good to keep away from the main busy road.



Monday, August 29, 2011

1st post!

Ullo family and friends, and welcome to my Canadian picture blog! I plan on trying to update this every day/every other day, with a few random pics of the neighbourhood and random things.

Naturally the day I start it is the first cloudy day we've had in ages ;) Vancouver morning here:

Our local supermarket! Looks kinda dodgy in this light, but normally you see the mountains clearly behind. *Shakes fist at clouds*

My fave honey to go with my homemade coffees. It may be my favourite purely based on the bottle design ;)

That's it for now, seeya tomorrow!