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Was Italian Day on Commercial Drive, which means that there was a street party, with goodies of all descriptions, and performances that ranged from Italian opera through to Bhangra and Carribean music. Also, there were Romans.
LOL, that's awesome. (and did you take the photos? nice!)where's my maximus decimus meridius icon when i need it!
I did take the photos, testing out my new phone. It's much better than the old phone. However, I don't think I'll ever make a good photographer.
your phone takes great photos!
It's preening now. I may never get it to talk to me again.
Oh that looks fabbie - and no rain!Do you know the hairy bikers? They were dressed up as Roman gladiators (no real idea why) and one was called Maximus Hairyus Bellyius. I liked that.
LOL! I didn't ask these guys what their names were, but they were certainly stout fellows! And for once the rain held off. I am very pleased about that.So you have gladiator/bikers back in UK? How did I never meet any of those?
do you watch the american version of "the killing"? if so, can you please confirm if the show's filmed in vancouver?
I haven't watched it, but yes, it's filmed in Vancouver and surrounding areas.Why do you ask? Is it good?
i've heard that it was filmed in vancouver and some of the locales (the alleys, esp) look like those in SPN. yes, i really like the series; it's dark (in look and feel and storyline) and its leads are moody and damaged. seeing SPN alumni (alona tal, that jerry guy from phantom traveler, the gorgeous collin lawrence, callum keith rennie from wendigo; that professor guy in tall tales) in it is also a plus. :DEdited at 2012-06-11 04:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, if Callum is in it, say no more. I must go find it. I have loved him since Hard Core Logo.
oh, and here i thought i was the only one who thinks he's hot. granted, he's only in a handful of eps (both seasons). brilliant icon, btw.
He's definitely hot. Also, home grown. He spends a lot of time on Commercial Drive in summer, sitting in Falconetti's coffee shop.And everyone should believe in Ackles!Edited at 2012-06-11 05:55 pm (UTC)
good god! obviously i need to move up to vancouver.incidentally, the mr and i are spending a couple of extra days in vancouver after the con. any particular areas of interest you recommend? (alas but i don't think he's into SPN filming locales.)oh yeah -- ackles is proof that god really exists (and is female). xpEdited at 2012-06-11 05:59 pm (UTC)
Depends what you're interested in, but off the top of my head, Stanley Park, and the Aquarium - some fun there. Then there's Burnaby Village Museum, (Sit at the same table and eat the freakin' apple pie. It actually exists and it's like crack, so definitely worth it!) and go over to the North Shore and up to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Beautiful, beautiful scenery. Go up Grouse Mountain and there's a ton of things to do and see up there too.Then there's stuff like English Bay, the Planetarium, and Science World, and UBC with its museum of anthropology, and the Van Dusen Gardens. Or you could take a ferry over to Bowen Island or to Gibsons up the Sunshine Coast and experience Howe sound, or even go over to Victoria on the Ferry and watch for orcas on the way. Finally, one of my favourite places to visit is Steveston. That's a little place south of Vancouver which was a Japanese fishing village before the war and the internments. I love it. Also, you'll recognise many of the location sites there!A couple of days? *snort* more like a week. I will be available as a tour guide if needed. I'll have my friend Mary staying with me so we'll be doing the tourist thing anyway!
thanks for the recs and offer. we were in vancouver about ten years back but weren't on our own. we're going to do victoria again this time around; can't ever get enough of the place despite the harbor's overgrowth of touristy hotels and the like. we're looking forward to seeing bouchart gardens again. :Dah yes -- burnaby village. i've only taken photos of it thru the cyclone fencing. so the $15 (or whatever) entrance fee is worth the visit then? and i think i've been to steveston on some of my previous filming locale forages. i'll have to see it again!
I love Burnaby Village museum. Essentially it's a recreation of an old village, with shops and stores that have proprietors who tell you all about how things worked back in the 19th Century/early 20thC. I love it, and I will reiterate that the apple pie is definitely worth it. It's amazing. Dean would have loved it. IMO, it's definitely worth the $15.Steveston is just a lovely place. The dock when the fishing boats come in is fun, and the Shady Island pub has a boat in the ceiling! Also, excellent fish.We've been seal watching from there, but mostly we just walk.Mary and I will be doing Butchart gardens while she's here, so we may see you there!Edited at 2012-06-11 07:41 pm (UTC)
oh well then - i'm definitely going to drag the hubs to burnaby - he loves pie almost as much as dean does. :Palso, steveston - adding to the list too. whoops, i see i've butchered butchart - thanks for the correction and yay - maybe we'll see you there too! :D
While I'm thinking about things, Fort Langley is awesome. I go out there whenever I can.
oh, i love langley too. :Dre steveston - i've been thinking about that...isn't that where the teddy bear ep was filmed? if so, i think it's on the way from whistler, isn't it?
No, babe, that's Squamish. Steveston is south from Vancouver, down by the border, while Squamish is up the sunshine coast on the way to Whistler.
THAT'S it! i *thought* it was odd that it'd be SOUTH vs north.squamish! great water view from the hills.
That Sea to Sky highway is gorgeous all the way along there. Treacherous in bad weather though.
it IS gorgeous. tamara and i did that two years ago; we had lunch in whistler and stopped in squamish on the way.