Thursday Doors – June 18, 2015

This is the door of the Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The church exterior is gorgeous against bluish evening sky and the interior has some lovely stained glass windows. I highly recommend visiting if you’re ever in the city! Check out Norm‘s blog for some more Thursday Doors.

Robson Street at night

The 10 Best Things About Vancouver

1. The architecture. The architecture in Vancouver, especially downtown, has an incredible mix of impressive modern buildings, well-preserved historical structures, and apartments and shopfronts that can only be classified as urban decay. The contrast in architecture makes each block captivating and different than every other. Brightly colored paint is also common–not every building is brown or brick, but…

Cats and La Catedral: Toledo, Spain

I’m a cat person. I’m now getting over vestiges of my childhood fear of dogs, but I’ll always be more comfortable around cats. Except for a two month stint between the death of our beloved Blackie and the adoption of playful Naomi, I’ve had cats continuously since I was four years old. The last place…

Rebirth

On November 1, 1755, an enormous earthquake hit Lisbon. Thousands of people had left their homes for church early in the morning to light candles in honor of All Saints’ Day. As buildings shook and crashed to the ground, they erupted in flames, and the people of Lisbon ran down to the large open plaza near…