Four events in two days on the streets of Vancouver
We spent the long weekend in YVR with a loose agenda. Good thing. As it turned out there was a lot to fit into just two days.
After crossing False Creek to the West End, we happened upon a skateboard “competition” near Sunset Beach. Seemed more like an excuse for clothing manufacturers to promote their brands, but whatever. It proved fairly good for people watching.
After meandering through the West End, we chanced upon a street dance event at Robson Square. The energy and vibe of the participants and audience made this the most memorable event of the weekend. By far.
Later, we watched the fireworks display from Vanier Park on a beautiful Summer evening.
Sunday offered the spectacle of the annual Pride Parade. Lots of interesting people watched the surprisingly corporate affair. Everyone wants to be an exhibitionist, even your bank.
Ended the day with a relaxing picnic with friends. Good thing too, as I needed the rest!Notes: all photos shot with the Fujifilm X100s. Although I usually convert double exposures to black and white, the colours in the Pride Parade were integral to the experience. Therefore, they remain in colour. The X100s continues to prove an ideal travel and on-the-street camera for “observational documentation.” Really. Just sayin’.