Postcard from Vancouver

Hi! Here I am in Vancouver, enjoying the Northern Hemisphere summer. It has been great to see the sun and escape winter for a few days.

I took a short walk around a bit of Stanley Park, avoiding the geese and luckily not spotting a coyote!

We visited the VanDusen Botanical Gardens on Saturday where I took lots of photos…and found this ‘Scottish Shelter’. It was, at least, a place to pause and rest.

We also came across this, the Swedish Fountain, that was a gift from the Swedish Folk Society, and was originally situated near the entrance. The panels represent the pioneers contribution to local industry, but there is also one with a Viking ship if you look closely. The construction was moved to its present position in 2008, surrounding as ash tree.

These totem poles can also be found in the gardens. They were specially commissioned, and sit in a shady glade.

Good night from Vancouver! See you soon!

Thistles and Kiwis is currently in Vancouver. Posts created on an iPad….not the easiest thing to do!


  1. Lovely Vancouver. I enjoy the totem poles over there, the tales about them are extraordinary. Try and visit the Museum of Anthropology whilst you are there, it is quite wonderful.

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  2. Well done posting from your iPad! I’m glad you’ve had nice weather for your stay. I enjoyed seeing Vancouver from your eyes. Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

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  3. Vancouver is one of my favorite cities, and I haven’t been there in close to 20 years. It’s so incredibly beautiful, and the food is amazing. I still daydream about the amazing coconut banana pancakes I had at a hotel downtown in the early 2000s.

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