It was a beautiful weekend, the husband and I went to hunt for a couple things we needed in downtown Vancouver as we couldn’t find them in Richmond ^^; We chanced upon a couple girls wearing kimonos during our hunt ^^; The couple photos I took is cropped a bit closer from the originals as the zoom feature on our Lumix LX3 is quite limited. I am still quite impressed with the amount of details on the girl’s outfits which showed up in the photos tho!
I wonder what’s the special occassion ^o^
So what warrant a trip down town other than the spectacular weather? We ran out of our coffee capsules for our Nespresso machine acquired earlier this month, and also we were looking for some stuff to bring with us for a pending (a bit unexpected) trip ^^;
Selection of coffee machines ^^ they are made in Switzerland ^o^
Free cuppa sample coffee ^^ They have a large selection of coffee flavors which I would never have known or could imagined ^^;
Took Vivi (Mamachapp) and Betsey (Blythe) with me ^^ Vivi couldn’t make up her mind which flavor to pick! Each capsule (the little container you see sitting on the “chairs”) supposedly contains about 40 grounded coffee beans ^^ She’s wearing an outfit I made for my blythes :P For more Vivi and a couple of Blythe photos go here.
So after finding our coffee, now to look for the other stuff ^^; Came across some funny sights as we make our way to the place which might sell the particular brand of item we were looking for… Now fess up, who bent that pole?
Vancouver sightseeing bus having a nice view of a bum suntanning… in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery downtown… ^^;
Fountain… Didn’t take photo of Gallery as it was quite severely backlit ^^;
Count down to Olympics ^^;
Saw these eagles(?) peppered around the place, decorated by different artists ^^
So at around this point in time, we found that the place which is most likely to sell the item we were hunting for has closed it’s original location o_o;;; And we have no idea where to find it’s new location ^^; In it’s place a seafood restaurant will be constructed…
So the hunt continues, blindly ^^; good exercise tho :P we walked a lot ^^; Came across the shop which my Blythe doll was named after!
There’s more skyscrapers in downtown Vancouver = sky gets covered by concrete jungle, some are offices, some residentials, rent and floor space = very expensive ^^;
Wandered into the public market, thinking maybe will find that item, but unfortunately no luck ^^;
We were almost gonna give up for the day and then we bumped into one of husband’s co-worker (and family) who lives in downtown, he saved us by telling us about the OK Gift shop’s new location (YATTA!). Before we finally got to the new location of the OK Gift shop, that was where we came across the girls in Kimono ^o^!
Finally! Phew! Their new location is somewhat hidden ^^
After this we had to go home to feed our fur kids, the slightly ironic part of the hunt is… we found that we got the wrong brand of item which we were to bring…(due to misunderstanding on my part) Nyn-ron~~~~
Feel pretty bad for troubling my husband ^^; But at least we got the right type of coffee ^^;
Hope you enjoyed the photos! Next post will have some art, promise! (Just realised I bumped the last art entry off the page with this entry!)