My Vancouver.

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Yukon St, waiting for the bus…
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Laneway near my office.  Waiting for her partner to finds some cans.
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Moving the girls…..
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Life goes on….
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Yappy crow giving me grief….
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Meet Dr. Know
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Fire @ Hotel Canada.
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They quickly got it under control…
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Bringing a tenant a chair…
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Waiting for food or $$$ donations…
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Vancouver @ night…
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George looking for a little spending money…. People always help out 🙂
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This is Lennard.  Also needing extra funds to help pay for his meds.
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Homelessness & poverty is getting crazier day by day…..

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Vancouver Stories: The Grocer’s Father

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Fred’s father, sitting in front of Dollar Grocer

I saw this fellow outside the Dollar Grocer on Commercial Dr… I smiled and motioned that I wanted to take his picture.  I later printed the photo and brought it to the store.  Do you know this guy?  The man (Fred) says: That’s my father!

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Vasco’s chip surprise

One day, my friend Vasco who knows i love chips, brought 25 different flavors of chips as a surprise gift.  I think he’s trying to kill me so he can take over my business.

Things I see….

I saw Jacqueline today, it's raining out but she's got a great spot. Gave her $10 bucks...
I saw Jacqueline today, it’s raining out but she’s got a great spot. Gave her $10 bucks…
That's courtesy bike parking, not courtesy sleeping!  He was quickly moved along....
That’s courtesy bike parking, not courtesy sleeping! He was quickly moved along….
I have no idea what this guy is on about....
I have no idea what this guy is on about….
Charlie refers to himself as a 'happy drunk'.
Charlie refers to himself as a ‘happy drunk’.
I see you...
I see you…
Coming through, look out! This guy can really motor with this thing.
Coming through, look out! This guy can really motor with this thing.
This is George. He lost his legs last year to diabetes. I often share some of my pot with him. He likes strong Indicas...
This is George. He lost his legs last year to diabetes. I often share some of my pot with him. He likes strong Indicas…
I saw George today & laid a little ganja on him...
I saw George today & laid a little ganja on him…
Sharing happiness.....
Sharing happiness…..
Homeless is rampant these days...
Homeless is rampant these days…
Homeless guy passing the time....
Homeless guy passing the time….
Homeless & on the move with everything he owns....
Homeless & on the move with everything he owns….
Time for a flower from my front yard.
Time for a flower from my front yard.
Dreaming of home....
Dreaming of home….
Warming up the toes....
Warming up the toes….
Homeless & company....
Homeless & company….
I see him everyday when I get off the subway...
I see him everyday when I get off the subway…
This is where Jacqueline sleeps. She was in a homeless shelter but left because of all the bed bugs...
This is where Jacqueline sleeps. She was in a homeless shelter but left because of all the bed bugs…
Time for another flower....
Time for another flower….
Homeless man enjoying his morning coffee...
Homeless man enjoying his morning coffee…
This poor guy can be found @ work every day @ Granville & Homer.
This poor guy can be found @ work every day @ Granville & Homer.
Off to make some recycling $$$...
Off to make some recycling $$$…
Vancouver & the World needs a lot more of this...
Vancouver & the World needs a lot more of this…
Happy Canada Day from my back porch. Grateful to have a roof over my head, but for how long???
Happy Canada Day from my back porch. Grateful to have a roof over my head, but for how long???
This poor guy has to empty his urine sack in a street drain because of a lack of public washrooms. Vancouver, BC.
This poor guy has to empty his urine sack in a street drain because of a lack of public washrooms. Vancouver, BC.
Someone's actually reading a book?
Someone’s actually reading a book?
Canada Line, Vancouver, B.C. No comment!
Canada Line, Vancouver, B.C. No comment!
Enjoying the warm summer rays.....
Enjoying the warm summer rays…..
I often see this little cutie in the hood....
I often see this little cutie in the hood….
Broadway St, Vancouver, BC. Nobody notices anymore.....
Broadway St, Vancouver, BC. Nobody notices anymore…..
Getting things done on Commercial Drive.
Getting things done on Commercial Drive.
Must be lunch time! Come eat with me....
Must be lunch time! Come eat with me….
Time to meditate. Old age centre across from my office in Vancouver. bc.
Time to meditate. Old age centre across from my office in Vancouver. bc.
PULL YOUR FUCKING PANTS UP!!!
PULL YOUR FUCKING PANTS UP!!!
Birks Jewellers, where people with money shop...
Birks Jewellers, where people with money shop…
Government office, Vancouver, BC.
Government office, Vancouver, BC.
And the Tiddley Cove Morris group played on....
And the Tiddley Cove Morris group played on….

A little Zipolite…

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These snaps are by ‘special request’ from Cliff…
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Many don’t do full nudie…
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And then….
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I hope he’s got sunscreen on his pee-pee…
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Catching a little wave ride…
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Time to play…
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Ahh, Corona time. Viva Homero…
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Zipolite nude…
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Mi ‘cool’ palapa….
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Casa hippies…
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The sand was, hot-hot-hot!
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And finally, my morning sunrise :-)))

My little photographer amiga…

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So she started taking snaps…
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Hunting….
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Tourist with water in hand…
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Indian woman with all her artisans goods fellows… Must be so hot!
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No McDog food here. These are the real deal. iPhone snap.
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The water dancer….
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Iphone snap….
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Another view of San Agustinillo beach….
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What? Shot by Elizabeth.
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They call me Mr. Grumpy…
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Smile kid….
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Today I gave her a little Winnie da Pooh, she loved it!
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Elizabeth is 5.  She tries to make a few pesos by selling shells with the help of those big brown eyes…
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She was very curious of my little camera…

Puerto Angel & vicinity…..

My new roommate checking out the full moon...
My new roommate checking out the full moon…
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One of the lovely spots of playa San Agustinillo
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Respect the ocean…
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But do play….
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Play….
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and play….!
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Snack time….
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A refreshing rain….
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Full moon (luna) in Puerto Angel.
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And this was once a little shark…
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This is the little beaten up seawall to town…
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Hey kid…
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The beach is called Pantheon.
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Buenas dia…
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Hippie Haven, Zipolite beach…
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The north end of Zipolite beach.  The nudist area.  (BTW, some people should keep their suits on!)
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Market in Pochutla.
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This interesting looking dude was selling hand made hand brooms…
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Old bald photographer traumatizes another kid….
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Old timer with character…
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Colourful market…
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Everything looks so yummy, I wish I knew how to cook…
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Che is everywhere…
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Ah, love on da beach…
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Mas amor en la playa….
New amigo....
New amigo….
This was once a sword fish... and puffer fish.
This was once a sword fish… and puffer fish.
Recent full moon....
Recent full moon….
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I see this old fella around often…
My balcony amigos....
My balcony amigos….
His name is Miguel. I give him a few buck$ now & then...
His name is Miguel. I give him a few buck$ now & then…
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This is Sunday, the busy day…
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In Canada this would be like $7.  Here on the beach, $1.25 with endless limes….
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One of the vistas…
They catch , kill & eat everything here...
They catch , kill & eat everything here…
Lots of little & larger sharks....
Lots of little & larger sharks….
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Meditating….

Randoms from Oaxaca City…

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Fresh buttered & spiced corn… yummy! Mexico gets a bump rap in the world media. Yes, they have drug cartel issues, etc. But I have always found the people to be kind & gracious with a fabulous sense of humour…
Oaxaca airport, waiting for flight to the coast...
Oaxaca airport, waiting for flight to the coast…
You little witch....!
You little witch….!
On the verge of sleep...
On the verge of sleep…
I am always fascinated how much people work here to survive, right up till their death.
I am always fascinated how much people work here to survive, right up till their death.
How old is she?
How old is she?
People along their daily tasks...
People along their daily tasks…
Moving the ice, look out!
Moving the ice, look out!
Watch repair guy....
Watch repair guy….
Ah, nuts!
Ah, nuts!
Having a quiet moment in the cemetery...
Having a quiet moment in the cemetery…
On the move....
On the move….
Daily life moment...
Daily life moment…
Daily struggle... This is a tough shot for me. This poor old lady's plight of daily survival...
Selling her goods. This is a tough shot for me. This poor old lady’s plight of daily survival…
Moving granny...., Mexican style.
Moving granny…., Mexican style.
La galeria... :-)
She is Art, @ La galeria… 🙂
This kid is just too funny...
This kid is just too funny…
Another lovely old couple surviving in Oaxaca...
Another lovely old couple surviving in Oaxaca…
Frida with her pet piggy... Love seeing stuff like this!
Frida with her pet piggy… Love seeing stuff like this!
Daily street life...
Daily street life…
Local Mexican drug dealer!
Local Mexican drug dealer!
Found an absolutely amazing graft beer,,,
Found an absolutely amazing graft beer,,,
Mexican sushi....?
Mexican sushi….?
Not a vegetarian...
Not a vegetarian…
I think I had a nurse like this once...
I think I had a nurse like this once…
Cute kid.
Cute kid.
Family night out...
Family night out…
Little people with the big ones...
Little people with the big ones…
Just so damn colourful...
Just so damn colourful…
Hey babee....
Hey babee….
Nice smile...
Nice smile…
I have to throw in an interior church snap...
I have to throw in an interior church snap…
And this one too....
And this one too….
Blind accordion player surviving in his world...
Blind accordion player surviving in his world…
I'm sure i snapped this same guy 10 years ago...
I’m sure i snapped this same guy 10 years ago…
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Everyone wants a snap. Some of these folks make pretty good pe$o$…
Lovely colonial styles...
Lovely colonial styles here….

Day of the Dead. Oaxaca, Mexico

Greeting Amigos & Amigas, (you too Andre)!  Some of you appear confused about my where about.  I am not in Cuba.

Soy en Mexico.

Mind the dog…
Family portrait.
Family portrait.
Party time...
Party time…
Even the little ones come out...
Even the little ones come out…
I think the Moms enjoy this more than the kids...
I think the Moms enjoy this more than the kids…
Minnie mouse...
Mickey mouse, Mexican style…
Right in front of Posada.
Right in front of Posada.
Krusty...
Krusty…
Princess ride...
Princess ride…
Great opportunity for the kids to earn some 'tips' pe$o$....
Great opportunity for the kids to earn some ‘tips’ pe$o$….
Too busy to be scary....
Too busy to be scary….
Just married, Oaxaca style...
Just married, Oaxaca style…

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The cuteness just doesn't stop!
The cuteness just doesn’t stop!
More adorable...
More adorable…

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Has I was taking my snap of the kid covering his ear, a gringo jams his fuckin iPad in my face...
Has I was taking my snap of the kid covering his ear, a gringo jams his fuckin iPad in my face…
Scared yet?
Scared yet?
Here's an idea of the crowd...
Here’s an idea of the crowd…
Shooting in someone's living room...
Shooting in someone’s living room…
Trying to check things out…
Just lovely...
Just lovely…
Geez Mom, what ya doing' to me?
Geez Mom, what ya doing’ to me?
Pensive cutie...
Pensive cutie…
Mexican scare crow...
Mexican scare crow…
Cemeteries are filled with fresh flowers @ this time of year.
Cemeteries are filled with fresh flowers @ this time of year.
I tried to focus on her eyes but couldn't through the veil. You get the idea...
I tried to focus on her eyes but couldn’t through the veil. You get the idea…
Hola amigo...
Hola amigo…
How adorable are these too, I mean really!
How adorable are these too, I mean really!
Killing Chucky....
Killing Chucky….
Let the parade (again) begin.
Let the parade (again) begin.

Colourful evenings...

Scary movie kid is here…

Another day in Oaxaca…

The front on 'mi posada'
The front on ‘mi posada’
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Even the Pope was able to make an appearance….
Picking up some flowers of the Day of the Dead celebrations...
Picking up some flowers of the Day of the Dead celebrations…
I think the kids are have a good time...?
I think the kids are have a good time…?
So cute...
So cute…
Hey Mr. Gringo, please take home some of my stuff....
Hey Mr. Gringo, please take home some of my stuff….

Spotted by 'Batman'
Spotted by ‘Batman’
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Old little cutie setting up her goods in the market.
The courtyard of 'mi' Posada Margarita.
The courtyard of ‘mi’ Posada Margarita.
Local market...
Local market…
'Touch me'
‘Touch me’
More young love, Oaxaca style...
More young love, Oaxaca style…
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Care for some honey?
Kids always seem to be having fun here....
Kids always seem to be having fun here….
Moving the goods and the kid...
Moving the goods and the kid…
Taking a rest moment...
Taking a rest moment…
Enjoying a treat with pa or grandpa?
Enjoying a treat with pa or grandpa?
Lovely eyes....
Lovely eyes….
Young love is everywhere....
Young love is everywhere….
Give me your pe$o$ pinche gringo!
Give me your pe$o$ pinche gringo!
Daily parades....
Daily parades….
Lovely couple...
Lovely couple…