Where Imagination Comes To Life – Granville Island

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If there’s one place that I wasn’t about to miss out on during my trip to Vancouver, it was here. Welcome to Granville Island.

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I absolutely adore this place; everything about it just makes me want to stay here even longer.

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Everywhere you go here, there‘s evidence that this place is not only by the harbor…

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…but is also filled with art!

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You’ll even find it in the least likely places…

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…but the point is, you’ll really find it everywhere!

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Of course this is also home to the famous Emily Carr University of Art and Design, so I just had to make a quick stop inside.

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While Emily Carr has multiple buildings, there is always the main building where you can walk in and see some of the students’ works on display.

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Now it’s usually against my own policy to photograph individual works of fellow artists, so I don’t really have a whole lot of photos to post from the campus. If you are considering attending Emily Carr, I would highly suggest signing up for one of their undergraduate tours where they show you around the campus as well as all the facilities. Having taken the tour myself, I can say that it really helps give you an idea and feel for what it’s like being enrolled in this amazing school.

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Moving on, I happen to come across what appears to be a very intricate Rube Goldberg machine.

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This was very cool to watch. There was so much to it and the attention to detail was amazing.

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I wonder if this is a project from one of the students of Emily Carr?

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Not only that, there are multiple random displays placed throughout Granville Island as well.

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There are multiple gift shops as well where you can get cool things like this little fire truck…

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…as well as Romero Britto items!

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One of the main areas to visit in Granville Island is the farmers market where you can get a lot of fresh produce.

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Of course, this being Granville Island, the vendors tend to be a little creative!

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There are a lot of other neat things to see and buy here as well. For example, this is my first time seeing paper art in person!

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Now this is just too cool.

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There was also one gentleman there who makes Traditional Chinese Seals…

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…of which I couldn’t resist!

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Like I said there is all kinds of neat things to see, like this dress shaped dresser…

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…to this pretty interesting tape roll.

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Now that’s awesome.

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Not sure which one I like better though.

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There were even these cool animal shaped paperclips!

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Once again, I couldn’t resist.

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Perhaps one of my favourite things about Granville Island is eating outside by the harbor where flocks and flocks of pigeons and seagulls will slowly but surely surround you.

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Trust me, they will literally be right next to you!

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As a matter of fact, there are even warnings found around the area. I guess you’ll just have to come here and see for yourself!

-brandon.

Click HERE to view the full photo set on Flickr.

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Challenging The Grouse Grind

Car Hunting In Vancouver

Magical Ducks Everywhere – Richmond Night Market 2013

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