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Some Recent Photos

I’ve finally gotten around to processing (digitally, that is) some recent photos. None of the them are spectacular, but I’ve just dumped them all into Flickr.

IMG_1920First, we’ve got twelve photos from Tofino, where we stayed earlier in the week. We stayed at the exceptional Wickaninnish Inn and did the usual Tofino things. We walked on Long Beach, sniffed around the town and ate the third most expensive meal of my life at the inn’s restaurant. After that, we stayed overnight in Nanaimo. If you should find yourself in the sad, emptiness of downtown Nanaimo and feel hungry, let me recommend the Modern Cafe (they need a website). It appears to have cornered the market on cool eateries in town.

IMG_1953The next day, we went from Nanaimo down to Chemainus and took the ferry to lovely Thetis Island. We’re kicking around the idea of buying some land on a Gulf Island, and we looked at five acres on the east side of Thetis. This island appeals because it’s relatively accessable (one short ferry ride), and has seaplane service to Vancouver. The land was five acres of steep, heavily-treed, waterfront solitude.

xmasparty3This Thursday, we had our annual studio Christmas party. This meant a combination of folks (staff, clients, friends, family) from Capulet and our studio-mates Echo Memoirs and Photos by Kathryn. I should have actually taken more photos of small groups with the flash on, but I didn’t want to feel like a gossip columnist. So, these photos are kind of shite (save, perhaps, for my lovely co-workers). We had an excellent turnout, though, and a good time was had by all. Special thanks to my uncle Gerry, whose band played seasonal jazz for the event. That’s him on bass.

3 Responses to “Some Recent Photos”

  1. Andrea

    Funny thing about the Modern Cafe. They ripped out the cool 50’s decor in the 70s or 80s. Now they’ve gone back to what they had in the beginning. But it’s not the only cool haunt in town. A few cool places survive, despite the depressing downtown atmosphere.

  2. sxKitten

    I spent part of every summer of my teen years on Thetis – my parents rented a cabin at Overbury Farm. We used to take midnight walks to the cemetary, which in the early 80’s was massively overgrown and appropriately creepy. In the late 80’s, a bunch of do-gooders cleaned the place up and ruined the atmosphere completely.

    Thanks for the flashback!

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