Happy New Years!
A couple of years ago at Jesse's suggestion we tried
cross country skiing. This year Helen got an ALTs pass at Cypress
and her and I did a lot more skiing. Gabi is leaving to go back
to Australia so we decided to try and round all of that up and go for
Overall, a nice day out, great company and fun had by
New Years Evening - Cloud 9
On Chinese New Years evening we went out for dinner. (It helped
that this years Dining Out Vancouver covered Chinese New Years).
We went to Cloud 9 - a revolving restaurant in downtown
Vancouver. I'm a bit sheepish to admit, it was actually my first
time in a revolving restaurant.
New Years Day - The Parade
Every event you learn a little bit more about your
city. Todays lesson - Vancouver has terrible crowd
manners. We decided to see the New Years parade. We picked
a spot (Main and Pender), met up and waited for the parade. We
had a great place - the edge of the curb near a corner. Shortly
before the parade starts, a row of kids and kids parents forms in front
of us. Once the parade started, an additional layer of amateur
photographers deposits. Pretty soon the 4 lane road is choked to
a single lane and the parade becomes invisible to our invested
I think the lesson is to choose your location better - some parts of
the route were better managed - the area around the filming was well
behaved. We actually seemed the worst part of the whole root -
perhaps being at the top of the hill meant that people could see what
was coming and get "out" to see it, or that the parade slowed in front
of us leading to a thinner column.
There were the usual dogs and dragons, dignitaries and
But it's the people that really grab your attention.
We bowed out early and hit Floata - a huge (apparently the largest in
Canada) Chinese (mostly Dim Sum) restaurant. With seating for
1000 people we weren't too worried about getting seating for 10, but it
did become a zoo once the parade had ended.
Lot of fun - thanks everyone!
Tags: Vancouver(9), parade(6), Vancouver Chinatown(3), skiing(3), Cypress Mountain(3), long exposure(3)
People: Helen(3), Eric(3), Gabi(2), Karen(2), Mark(1), Andrea(1)
From: John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2020 to 2005 > January 2006
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