2/16/10

tuesday inspiration


today i'm inspired by my city.

~the twinkling lights in robson square~
~the backdrop of mountains over ocean~
~the long boulevards and seascape views~
~the trees... everywhere~
~the friendly people who say good morning!~
~the kitschy neighborhoods~
~the endless stream of cafes with delicious baked goods~
~the plethora of runners, walkers, lululemon wearers~
~my beautiful university campus, virtually empty for a change~
~the smell of seasalt in the air~
~the 12C weather in february~

vancouver is the perfect mix
of bustling metropolis, laid back college town,
quirky neighborhoods, and ocean-side relaxation.
what other city has that?


and now, while the world is watching us
(even if i don't necessarily agree
that the olympics have been -or will be- the best thing
for our fair city)
i am very proud of vancouver and its beauty.
even if i have to move away one day,
i know i'll always come back to the west coast of british columbia.


"vancouver is the most wonderful place.
I put it up there with san francisco and sydney
as a kind of magic sort of harbor city"
~~ Terrence Stamp ~~

photos from here&here&here&here

20 comments:

  1. We totally love our trips to Vancouver!! We live in Seattle, and make it up there once in a while. Actually one of our best dates took place up there, I can see why you love it!

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  2. What a great post! It looks beautiful!! You have every right to fall in love with it. :)

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  3. u live in a very lovely place...

    -cris

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  4. I wanna come visit! It sounds lovely.

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  5. I bet it really is! :3

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  6. It really is beautiful. I'm from Ontario and will agree with you that your province is one of the most beautiful. But I think PEI may be in for a tie with you ;o)

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  7. oh its so gorgeous!!

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  8. I love that picture of all the buildings jetting out into the bay

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  9. We love Vancouver! It's one of our favorite places to come and visit.

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  10. We all are enjoying the city as we watch the Olympics... have a nice one!

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  11. Your blog is so beautiful :)

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  12. What lovely photos!! Vancouver sounds like such an amazing city...a beautiful city while still incorporating natural elements. I visited a long time ago, but I really want to go back.
    What a wonderful post :)

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  13. I love Vancouver! I might not live there, but I love visiting... you must be especially proud of it now with the Olympics there!

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  14. totally agree! love, love, love the city - especially this week! i wandered around the campus in the sunshine this afternoon - totally inspired!

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  15. Vancouver really looks like an amazing place! I would love to visit someday.

    Let me know if you pick up The Happiness Project by the way. Would love to hear your thoughts! xoxo

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  16. beautiful pictures! I'm hoping to visit there next year!

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  17. i currently live less than an hour from san francisco and i love exploring the beautiful harbor city. but i've always had a thing for canada, and my hubby and i will be (hopefully) within the next few years making a road trip out of it. =)

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  18. I definitely want to visit someday. someday soon!

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  19. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment so I could find your blog! I grew up in Seattle, so I'm insanely jealous of you. I now live in Minnesota, which is ridiculously cold and has no mountains or oceans (I know!!!).

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