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
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)
I think it was a saddened reporter on tv who said, Vancouver lost more than a hockey game tonight.
I sat in front of the tv tonight in my fairly quiet West End neighbourhood downtown and watched shocked as rioters tried to set the city ablaze, loot stores and destroy everything in their path.
The scenes looked familiar, of course I’ve seen these scenes before, but this time it was happening just blocks away.
And this all happened because we lost a hockey game? Stay classy – Vancouver!