I managed to capture a few scenes to illustrate some of my week.
|I am at Heather Street taking a photo but am really in the area to shop.|
|I always love this view toward the city from Broadway on Heather Street.|
|Taking a walk in another part of town after having some Vietnamese Pho Soup.|
|There is still some lovely colour in the tree leaves.|
|Many of the Fall leaves now blanket the streets and sidewalks.|
We got our second ticket just before 6 p.m. on Sunday night. It was pitch black but we were looking out over the city lights from Queen Elizabeth Park. It was very pretty but I'm afraid my cell phone camera doesn't do it justice.
|Looking out over the City of Vancouver from Queen Elizabeth Park.|
This city has gone beserk with parking rates and meters everywhere. This and lack of consultation on rapidly accelerating development will cause me to vote for a new mayor next weekend. He promises to do reduce paid parking hours, put a bit of a brake on the fast pace of development and find a way to do real consultations with communities. If he wins the race (it's a close race), the citizens of the city will have an opportunity to see whether he made good on his promises.
I managed to squeeze in a few days of reading in this week. After finishing a very satisfying read, The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland, I quickly moved on to The Juggler's Children. The latter book is a story of one woman's search for her family roots and her use of DNA testing to piece together her very interesting family background. When I borrowed the book last Thursday I didn't notice that it was a fast read so it's a good thing I had time to read it right away. I will return both books on Thursday.
When the year opened, I set myself a modest reading goal of 35 books. I passed the goal some time ago. I've been slightly adjusting the goal upward. every time I surpass it by 3-5 books. My current goal is 52 books. A few pages from now I will have read 51 books. I'm not sure what I shall read for my 52nd book and would love to hear your suggestions.
Are any of you reading a good book right now?
I'm joining in with Our World Tuesday this week.