Thursday Doors – August 13, 2015

This probably isn’t the world’s smallest balcony, but it’s so unamenable that it almost makes the door look like one of those trick doors that lead nowhere. Add that to the ladder that leads nowhere either and you’ve got an overall strange alleyway. Taken in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. For more doors from all over…

Thursday Doors – August 6, 2015

A man was powerwashing the ground tiles right next to these doors, and he waved and smiled at me after I got the shot. I wonder if he was friendly because he thought he was in the frame. Or maybe because he could tell he wasn’t. Taken in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. For more doors from…

Thursday Doors – July 30, 2015

You know when you’re out walking around and you see something photo-worthy but don’t have your camera? I did my standard routine of kicking myself and trying to immortalize this door’s location in my memory, and for once, it worked. I came back the next day and got the shot. You’re welcome. Taken in downtown Vancouver,…

5 Strange Things That Happened To Me In Vancouver

Vancouver has a unique feeling of both excitement and relaxation, but every so often it’s also quite strange. Here are the 5 strangest things that happened to me in British Columbia’s largest city: 1. Nobody asked how long I’d be staying in Canada. I was extremely nervous on my way in to Canada. I’ve never driven…

Thursday Doors – July 16, 2015

This door doesn’t seem very special at first glance, but it caught my eye for two reasons: Teal is one of my favorite colors. That yellow footprint in front of the door. I can’t tell whether it was intentionally painted on or if whoever was in charge of labeling “STAIRS” had a minor misstep. Taken…

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Stanley Park

Stanley Park, a behemoth covering 1,000 acres of land next to downtown Vancouver, is nothing short of impressive. Beside its enormity, it also boasts dozens of natural landmarks and manmade attractions, which satisfy both outdoorsy and culture-seeking people. The park is surrounded by about 10 kilometers (roughly 6 miles) of the Vancouver Seawall that separate the forest…

Museum of Vancouver

Between the extravagant exterior and the highly official-sounding name, I imagined the Museum of Vancouver to be as extensive as The Museum of the City of New York or even The British Museum. But the MOV turned out to be more humble than I expected. I wasn’t disappointed, per se, and in fact I quite enjoyed it, but…

Feeling The Wanderlust Again

I was raised to be a traveler–I’ve been to 15 countries in my 19 years–but I’m naturally a homebody. Most days I’d rather enjoy the quiet comforts of home than go out exploring, and I feel like I have a “home quota” that I must fill in order to feel normal. But sometimes I find myself…