James K-M’s Art: Opening Tonight!

I’m really looking forward to the opening for James’ exhibition tonight. There’s info here on the Baron site, as well as on James’ site, which features photos of the whole exhibition.

The Wonderful World of Farfalla

Whenever possible I like to meet friends and clients at Farfalla on Cordova Street. In the old Koret building in Gastown, Farfalla is a delightful teashop serving fine French teas, and also representing Kusmi Russian teas too. The presentation is lovely, in clear glass cups with clear glass teapots, on glass tables with warmed milk…

Mature Gastown Trees Slated for Removal

The City will be removing 6 of the 8 mature trees in Gastown today, on the 200 block between Water and Cordova. I was informed of this by email at around 3pm yesterday by Tanis Knowles (Planner, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhoods Group Central Area Planning for  City of Vancouver) The charm of the street is the…

Morning Snow

Angelic transformation. Snow on all black branches piled high. Slowly steadily tiny flakes fall in a continuous mist-like freefall. No cars on the road at 8:15. Morning blanketed quiet – streetlights show the falling snow. No vision in the distance – cloud is touching the tops of the buildings. This is winter. Christmas eve. Morning…

Hyper-Local on Carrall Street

This post is a duplicate of a page in my Carrall Street Journal. I started a blog named The Carrall Street Journal in March 2006, and it has been an on and off activity for me. My original ideas for it are listed below. They were a little bit out of scope, and I began…

Carrall Street Journal Returns: Hi Yo Silver, Away!!!!

After a too long hiatus, I’ve gone back to the Carrall Street Journal. Client work and a general disillusionment with the entire public process conspired and I left that blog to lie fallow. It was still getting hits, and now, after my recent meeting at the Gastown Heritage Area Planning Committee (the unpronounceable GHAPC), I…