Friday, March 14, 2008

my hood 2

itchy requested more photos of my hood, the east van side. so here's a collection of some of more suburban elements of the drive area, in late winter/early spring weather.

my hood is home to:

a lovely independent nursery, run by two incredibly buff chain smoking gay men. this place is on the way to the house of the college prof i do marking for, so every time i go round there to pick up or drop off essays i come back with a plant. i'm eyeing a monstera right now.



nice community gardens for apartment-bound hippie folk:



trees just coming into bud. spring is coming! spring is coming! i love the way the seasons are so well defined on the west coast. it gives you a good sense of where you and where you're going.



it's also home to monstrous big houses (split up into two or three apartments, usually):


low temperatures and monstrous big cars (i see so many cars that are bigger than my loungeroom):


a fire station (staffed by chirpy clean-living types who are always playing ball out front or practising climbing ladders up the side of the building. they keep a water dish topped up for the local dogs):


some cool graf:


and lots of pretty murals:


great flocks of crows, who fly east to settle here each night, cackling loudly:




10 comments:

itchy fingers said...

why thankyou, epponnee! that was most enlightening.

shall i respond in kind? BTW your photo project is nearing completion. now i just need to find a satisfactory way to combine the images. so.

crankyturtle said...

ooooo!! east van is so pretty! looks like degrassi, hehehehehehe...

tine said...

p.s. does blogger notify you when you get new comments on any of your posts?? cuz i kinda drop by, read a whole bunch of past entries and comment my way through, and maybe you don't realise and missing out on my interwebs wit would be very, very sad for you.

p.p.s. yes, i am quite enjoying leaving comments under a variety of similar IDs, thanks for asking.

groteaux said...

glad nose is well - remember that street nose trauma in byron?

feeling worried - trying to organise research trip to WA - lots to think about

can't wait for photos to download - will look at work on Wed

XX

Gauri said...

! cute flappy crowbits ! and that mural is awesome.

Epponnee-Rae said...

itchy,

glad you enjoyed it! yes, do respond in kind. but don't spoil the surprise of the other - i have carefully not been near yr flicker account for this reason.

very exciting to see thep hoto project. can't wait.

eppooonea-rae

Epponnee-Rae said...

cranky,

yes, v. pretty. no, not like degrassi. (besides which, it was filmed in toronto).

yep, i get a whole bunch of emails saying you have commented. always exciting. then i reply with long loving comments and that's the end of it.

*sobs*

Epponnee-Rae said...

groteaux,

yes, i was reminded of it vividly. there was no blood this time, though, thank god.

she was a nice hippy/feral.

nose is now entirely healed. huzzah!

don't be worried, be excited. what are your plans?

enjoy photos!

Epponnee-Rae said...

gauri,

crowbits!!

mural is a view of downtown vancouver. v.g.

groteaux said...

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore'