Sunday, March 21, 2010

Windows of Ménerbes, in Provence, France

Back to adding pictures of my trip to Provence last October. I had been thinking that I might buy a poster of the windows and doors of Provence, but I discovered so many beautiful examples in Ménerbes, along with good conditions for taking pictures, that I simply took my own. I wonder if I will ever get around to printing them up!

I wonder if this was intentional. Of what possible use could that arch be?

I wonder if the inhabitants of the homes find their windows to be as charming as we do.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Final Images from the Winter Olympics in Vancouver

This monster flag is supposed to be the world's largest Canadian flag.

This old Bug was receiving a lot of attention. I believe such a car is referred to as an Art Car.

Kids were lovin' it!

A way to get rid of all your junk, or at least put it all in one place!

There was even a fountain inside, on the back seat.

These seem to be permanent additions to the sidewalk.
There was so much that I missed. A person would have needed a week to see everything, most, if not all, of which was free, except for the events. I almost forgot! There were winter sporting events going on too! But was it really winter?

"You Gotta to Be Here"

These people came here, special from Chilliwack, and said "You gotta be here." (which happens to be one of the sayings for the Games). My sentiments exactly.

When I asked to take her pic she told me that the colours were hair extensions she happened to get for Christmas.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Granville St During the Vancouver Olympics

This metal scupture reminded me of the willow sculputures by Patrick Doherty.

Nearby we noticed this sketch and overheard the artist say that he was starving. Having been in this sort of situation myself, I told him if he wanted to trust me with some of his money, I could get him some food.

Janet giving him his coffee and scone.

His name is Marc Ahr, and he is from Quebec, by way of France. He has been at 11 Olympics, attending events and painting the scene. They are then sold as prints or t-shirts. Time Frame Gallery on Robson was one of three places selling his work.

This is the painting on the t-shirt that I bought. Unfortunately there was no place to try it on and despite being labelled as size L, it is still too small. I hope I can exchange it.

Loved the "trees" decorated by kids. Speaking of kids, they loved to run over the hexagonal bases of the trees, as that made quite a racket.

Close-up of the artwork.

There were a number of cut-outs which provided great photo-ops.