Monday, February 23, 2015

Happy Feet Under A Bridge At Granville Island

SHARP EYED pigeons on the lookout for accidental handouts, paddles slapping watery ripples and music ratatap-tapping all drifted around corners like steam from hot cups of coffee. It was not quite noon and some apartment dwellers had just started to slip into their warm jackets to go shopping and see the sights at Granville Island beneath the Granville Street Bridge.

Trolls reside under bridges in folklore but I found no such mischief-makers amid the wildlife, artisans, vendors and Pop Up Dancers when I visited the cultural and shopping district for a birthday lunch with my daughter.

Once an austere industrial hubbub built on a sandbar, the area transformed into an isle of delights for all the senses. Spontaneous crowds gathered like moths to a flame when musicians played and dancers swayed.



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20 comments:

  1. I was a little sad to see this post this morning. Pop-up dancers a year ago were so much fun that I made myself a promise to return this year. Somehow, I missed them, but you caught and photographed them beautifully, making up for my loss :) Happy Birthday, Maria! You began your new year of life with love and laughter, and I look forward to sharing the continued pleasures to come via your photographs and always thought-provoking observations.

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  2. Happy Birthday Maria! Wonderful post. Love those red shoes and all the great images for our viewing pleasure. I miss Granville Island.

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  3. Happy birthday, Maria. I hope the coming year treats you very well! I really like the photos of the dancing. Well done!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Maria! Wonderful post and lovely sights, the pretty pigeon and lovely dancers. The rowing race is cool? Great series of images.. Have a happy week!

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  5. Pop up dancers what a treat for the street photographers. Love the close up red shoe reflection

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  6. A great mix of shots. Happy Birthday Maria.

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  7. Wow! Very creative photography ~ love the flamenco dancer red shot photo!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. That looks like a delightful spot!

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  9. Belated happy birthday, Maria! I hope your new year will be livened and spiced up like the various different scenes at the Granville Island and you’ll keep dancing with your own rhythm.

    Yoko

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  10. Hsppy feet Pop up dancers - great sights. The red shoes is impressive -lovely.

    Happy Birthday.

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  11. Happy Birthday! What a lovely fun posting, really enjoyed it. I have been there but you got some great photos!

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  12. Great photo of the dancing shoes.

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  13. Great photos of such a cool place. I especially like the photo of the red flamenco (almost said flamingo) dancer's red-shoed foot in action.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  14. Happy birthday! Enjoyed your pictures of Granville island, such an interesting place as your pics demonstrate.

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  15. Some clever and well observed photography. To capture the dancing shoes like that was particularly inspired.

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  16. Oh gorgeous pics! I love Granville Island, and it's one of the places that call to me, even as much as I love it up here.

    Sounds like a fun day, and great photo ops.

    Jen

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday! And happy all year! Your city looks like a joy filled place!

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  18. What a super place. Every city needs somewhere like this!

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  19. Belated happy birthday Maria
    Beautiful photos Love the tap dancer photos Most be a pleasure to watch and hear. Hope all is well with you
    Love marja

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  20. Happy Birthday Maria. Great post. I love all the happy feet.

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