The Aftermath

I woke up this morning a little jaded, and so very disenchanted with this city.
I love Vancouver, I always have; there’s just something special and dreamy about the city that sucks you in, despite its issues there’s no other place I’d rather live.
I always believed the people are part of what made this city awesome; but I’m not so sure after last night.
I went for a little walk this morning before work; a massive cleanup was underway, glass was being shovelled off the streets, windows were being boarded up, and the streets are returning to normal;

Used to be a display window at the Bay on the Seymour Street Side

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Cleanup inside The Bay & the entrance at Future Shop

Charred ground – Seymour Street

Bus Stop with glass broken on Georgia Street (hope it’s replaced before a rainfall)

Coach display window…

Shattered glass at Michael Kors

Chanel – Merchandise cleared out

Shards of glass & a mannequin hand

MAC store – cleared out

London Drugs – Cleanup crew

Future Shop / Winners

Broken window

Cleaning up glass at Chapters

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  • Reply KimBee

    I feel for you. It’s just shocking what went on. My sister used to live in Richmond but is now on Mayne Island. I’ve been trying to call her to her no avail. Think she’s feeling pretty blue. All I can say is it’s not just Vancouver this has happened in. You see it alot these days after games of all sorts. People get alcohol and emotions raging together. I think it is a reflection on a small ratio of Vancouver-ites. Not all by any means. The footage I saw was alot of young men who looked drunk and stupid. I hope the media reminds people of other places this has happened. Hope you cheer up. Some people might be judging Vancouver as a whole, but there’s lots of us who aren’t. xx

    17 June, 2011 at 11:42 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Mayne Island… your sister’s lucky, what a picturesque place to live!
      You’re right, these things happen a lot, you just don’t expect it to happen
      in your town. Hopefully we learn from this and go back to enjoying our city
      Thanks for your encouraging words 🙂

      17 June, 2011 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply KimBee

    It’s pretty but not the most practical place to live. Island life poses lots of challenges. Think it’s great for older people but my sis is getting a bit

    You are very welcome. I hope you still love your city. It has so many positives.  

    18 June, 2011 at 2:02 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Thank you! and tell your sister to come to the city more often, that way it’s like the best of both worlds! 🙂

      22 June, 2011 at 11:11 pm

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