The cool thing about being famous is traveling. I have always wanted to travel across seas, like to Canada and stuff.~Britney Spears
This week we are in the Canadian province of British Columbia. So, for Amy’s “Everyday Moments“ theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, I’d like to share some highlights of our days here.
Sunset on the Ferry from Victoria to Vancouver
I’ve only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A. and Miami. Larry the Cable Guy
As the sun set on the ferry from Victoria to Vancouver, I headed out to the upper deck to capture the sunset along with dozens of passengers. As you can see, Canada is a place of stunning natural beauty.
English Bay, Vancouver, B.C.
Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace – it lends perspective.~Paul Anka
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, B.C.
When God created the world, he didn’t draw a line between Canada and America.~Marianne Williamson
Agreeable people are warm and friendly. They’re nice; they’re polite. You find a lot of them in Canada.~Adam Grant
Every Canadian has a complicated relationship with the United States, whereas Americans think of Canada as the place where the weather comes from.― Margaret Atwood
We admit there is some truth to Margaret Atwood’s statement. So, while we are here in Canada, we are learning more about its history, its people. The appreciation of the natural beauty of the land is something I believe we share with Canada.
Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver is a coastal city, surrounded by water and mountains. Its weather can change suddenly. When the winds shifted, smoke from the forest fires in the province blew over the city. For several days, we lived in a smoggy haze, but fortunately, the fires have abated a bit and clear skies have returned.
As we continue our travels this year, we have renewed our resolution– not to be tourists and look for authentic experiences so we can learn more about different cultures, languages and countries. It has been a fascinating experience.
Thanks for coming along on the journey with us!
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- Tina of Travels and Trifles will post the next challenge (#8) on Saturday, August 25th.
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As always, thanks for joining the challenge and have an inspiring week!