I have been trying to visit the site of "The Meeting" for a few weeks but I have a dislike to pay for parking and each time I go near the area I am unsuccessful in my search for a free spot
As part of Vancouver's Biennale celebrations there are statues on display throught the city, you can find a MAP HERE
On Saturday we decided to change our brunch location to Surrey, 45 minutes south of Vancouver to a popular greasy spoon, the Round Up Cafe on King George Highway
We hadn't been here for years and Bill said he always orders something that he can't make at home, eggs benedict
Since I had my own home-made eggs benedicts twice last week I went for the eggs over easy with ham and pancakes, big mistake as Mrs Skoot had another of my favourites which I forgot that they made
Boiled perogies with sausage and sour cream. I was drooling over it but I managed to beg for some . . .
Now, family day Sunday rolls around and it was my plan to make breakfast at home then go out to see what was for sale at the camera swap meet then try to snag a few photos of "The Meeting"
Again I lay everything out to get things ready and soon enough stuff is cooking on our new GAS stove. (Did I mention that I love our new GAS stove ?) . The hollandaise is simmering on the left and the poached eggs on the right
Then there was the yogurt and the coffee
Can't wait to start diggin in . . .
There is lots of sauce with every bite made with lots of lemon juice to add the tang I like
When we arrived at the community centre where the camera swap meet was being held, on the other side there was a large guitar meet with lots of vendors and displays and this intrigued Mrs Skoot more than cameras so we went our separate ways for a couple of hours.
I was specifically looking for adapters (for alternative lenses) , small monopods or perhaps a quality, small tripod head, for pennies on the dollar or other video camera mounting brackets . I only managed to secure a small travel tripod in my price range.
I used to belong to this camera group which organizes the swap meet (twice yearly) so I saw many familiar faces as I made my way around the room. I used to collect cameras but now I am more selective with my purchases. I also spent some time talking to the legendary Tom Abrahamsson who is shown here posing with his Leicas and Nikon S rangefinders. He is a mentor on the Rangefinderforum.com , click here <--
(Tom Abrahamsson, aka: "Mr Leica")
Eventually we made our way downtown to Coal Harbour to see the statues which were smaller than we had imagined