Things have been quiet here in blogistan lately while we’ve been busy with visitors. We’ve had a really heartwarming reunion with friends whom we haven’t seen in over 30 years. Naturally we’ve been showing them around our beautiful city. The weather has been perfect, sunny and not too hot. Here are just a few photos from the past few days.

Above is a sculpture ENGAGEMENT RINGS by DENNIS OPPENHEIMER, one of the installations of the Vancouver Sculpture Biennale. It was a pleasant surprise to come across this as we walked along the Stanley Park seawall by English Bay. (Note the tree growing on top of the highrise apartment!)


Our friends, being Japanese-Canadians, particularly enjoyed the Nitobe Memorial Garden, a traditional Japanese garden located at the University of British Columbia. It is considered to be the one of the most authentic Japanese Tea and Stroll Gardens in North America and among the top five Japanese gardens outside of Japan. Lovely play of light and shadow in here.


Most dramatic show-off destination is to take visitors on the gondola up to Grouse Mountain. We did this one evening for dinner and enjoyed the sunset followed by the sparkling city lights and a moon.

Monday is BC Day, so it’s a long weekend to relax! Have a good one!

August 5, 2006 in Canada and BC, Photography by Marja-Leena