Gem of a city

Astrid Fritzsche and the setting sun

There may be no better way to appreciate the city of Vancouver than to have a sushi dinner in Kits and then walk eastwards along the waterfront, through the cool summer evening. As the sun sets behind the mountains of Vancouver Island, everything in the foreground becomes a silhouette. Then, as you walk east, the bright towers of the downtown core get outlined against the North Shore mountains.

The sea, the mountains, and the mild weather will all be acutely missed in Ottawa.

PS. Now that I am back where North America region DVDs can be purchased, I splurged and bought the Planet Earth series that I have been wanting for ages.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

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