Vagrant in Vancouver
Vancouver Aug 21-22, 2010
Last stop in Canada, a weekend at the lovely Listle Hotel in down-town Vancouver. Unfortunately we missed the turn off to down-town and ended up having to backtrack. This brought us back into the city through Chinatown, a part of town we would not have seen otherwise. We were both very surprised and shocked to see huge number of homeless people in this part of town. Surprising since Vancouver’s population is just over half a million and it had such an air of prosperity about it when we drove though weeks earlier. The image is hard to forget. The next day we walked around the waterfront and watched hundreds of cruiseship passengers disembarking onto buses waiting to whisk them away to their hotel. Vancouver, like all modern cities has many faces.