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The Lookout, Gastown – Chinatown & Hockey!

2009_09_29_Canada-Vancouver_SteamClock-lookoutRainy morning but nice afternoon. I went to see the city from above from the Loukout, impressive view!

Had a nice walk around Gastown to see the steam clock – said to be the world’s first steam-operated clock & one of the most photographed place in the city. I was waiting to hear the Westminster chimes, supposed to strikes every hour on the hour, but its seems that the clock was stuck 5 mn before 3… Only things to be heard every 5 min was an alarm car! Anyway, I could still see the steam coming out but no explosion of steam supposed to happen every 15 mn… It seems that something was wrong here… :)

The Chinese Garden in Chinatown reminded me of my trip to Japan, meeting Ariane & Helene in Kamakura – good memories :) Today, Chinatown in Vancouver is the North America’s second-largest Chinatown. Which seems to be mostly influenced by “the Hong Kong Chinese, who sought out Vancouver as a safe haven after the British colony returned to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997.” The Vancouver SunJune 30, 2007

I then met Tanya for a quick interesting chinese diner… After I missed my flight in London, someone said to me that my luck can only improve from here on… I hope that finding a worm in my meal wasn’t improvement, or maybe not eating eat was my luck!!! :) Otherwise, I don’t want to imagine what can happen when going more South… :) By the way, I’ve had a 1 dollar discount for the worm, lucky me ;-)

We then head to a Hockey match – Vancouver Giants-Lethbridge – It was such an experience!!! Especialy that in the middle of the game they start fighting & it took around 15-20 mn to stop them & figure out who did what! :)


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ben t’as pas pris le vers en photo ?
gros bisous de bassou, ici aussi on voyage avec toi….

Si, si, regarde bien… Il y est le vers dans les photos, bien cche dans le legume !

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