Monday, July 21, 2008

Through the Lense

So this week, my art form of choice is photography. On Saturday, we went to the "Taste of the City" event down at the PNE. It's been running for years, but for one reason or another, we never seem to be able to go. This year when I saw it being advertised, I marked it on the calendar to make sure we would get there.
In any case, the food was not the important part-the photos were. These were all taken at the Italian Garden (Il Giardino Italiano) fountain which is a part of Hastings Park. We walked up through this area, which I'd never seen before. It's been there for years, but it's not somewhere I normally go. I was really taken with the water bearer, shown above. There's just something so tranquil about her.

All of the pillars in the fountain and surrounding area depict characters from popular operas. I think the artist really did a good job capturing the feel for Italian opera.

I liked the ruffle on this clown and the daisies sprouting up behind him. So much so that I stopped to capture the daises as well.

The texture on this one is amazing. Normally there is water spewing out of the mouth. Just look at those eyes!

Here is a section of the main fountain wall. The water spills down a terraced area, down, down the hill. The whole area feels cool and fresh, even on a hot day. It really is quite beautiful and I am glad I was able to see it.

One thing I love about Vancouver is that the city has all kinds of little gems like these tucked away, just waiting to be discovered. I love being a tourist in my own town. I've lived here 22 years and I still haven't seen everything!

If it's too hot to work in your studio, why not grab your camera and head outside and see what you can capture! You might just surprise yourself!


Pilar said...


These are really wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Deb said...

Love the masked faces! They remind me of Greek drama.

What a fun place to visit.


Laura said...

The photos are great! Just gave you an award on my blog.