This post is long overdue….
A friend, Issac, and I went on a day trip to Vancouver last block break. We decided that we would just go down and spend a day exploring. With Camera in hand and some spending change in our pockets we adventured south to Vancouver.
So, I have a thing for architecture and innovative urban living and using old buildings or structures to create new and innovative styles and uses. It’s a bit of an unhealthy obsession really. While some people look at celebrity tabloids, I look at architecture spreadsheets and magazine foldouts.
I don’t know what it is to be honest, maybe the ideas, the innovation, the gorgeous and rustic feel. All I know is I love it! Which is why we decided to go to Granville Island.
Now, Granville Island happens to be probably one of the most incredible places I have ever been! I felt like I was in heaven! I felt like I was a little kid in a candy shop and I was allowed to take anything I wanted! I was in pure architectural ecstasy.
We explored all around Granville Island throughout the day, ensuring that we covered every square inch of the small island.
Above are just a few pictures we took while exploring and wondering around. There was every kind of small little shop you could imagine and just when you thought you’d have a great idea for another place you’d turn the corner and there it would be.
My favorite part of Granville Island was the ‘Granville Public Market”.
The Market was incredible! The sights, the sounds, and everything was busy and everyone was busy. Issac and I wandered around looking at probably 50 different small business, from fresh produce, a candy shop, to hand-made Valentines day cards.
I fell in love with this place! Built inside of an old redone warehouse, with a giant wrecking ball in the middle and old wood beams holding the roof above us. Buskers could be seen and heard everywhere and it was filled with art and this unique, warm, feeling!
Here are some pictures of inside the Public market.
We stopped by a place called “Lee’s Donuts” and grabbed a bite to eat.
We decided with our fresh pastries in hand to go for a walk on the boardwalk. We noticed signs warning of seagulls and food, not seeing any seagulls we figured we’d be fine…. and of course… we were wrong! I promptly was attacked by a seagull which then laughed and cawed at me as if they had just stolen the winning lottery ticket from me.
Although, we had been attacked the boardwalk was still quite nice, several old boats surrounded it and there was even a little community of houses called the “Sea Village.”
Granville Island was incredible and I had an awesome time! I would suggest that if you’re in the Vancouver area that you check it out.