Monday, August 06, 2007

Vancation - Saturday July 28th

A sunny day!

A shot of the hydrangeas outside our door. Hydrangeas bloom in so many hues and shades of pinks, purples, blues, whites, soft greens, they are just amazing.

We took the bus downtown to the Vancouver Art Museum to see a couple exhibits. Sadly, we had to miss the main exhibit - Monet to Dali - a collection of master work, due to lack of interest in ½ of our little party. Instead we traveled up to the less occupied floors to see works by Andrea Zittel and a Chinese artist we'd not heard of. Zittel has set herself up to live in public spaces that are very small, storefronts in NY and the like. She has created very minimal living spaces to accommodate all of her needs. Some to the "living pods" were there on display. Looking at the set-up of her kitchen, I am aghast at how much stuff we have. She has just what she needs and everything has a place. It is so functional and so organized and so simple and so elegant. I’m in awe.

I’m seeing a garage sale in our future.

We wandered through an Islamic Cultural event, watched some downtown thrashers and then took a bus to Granville Island again. The kids got to play, Smith and I got to shop at some galleries. We also bought some fresh pasta for dinner. Yum. The kids sacked out early and Smith and I watched a little junky tellie.

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