Sunday, February 26, 2006


Mardigras in the snow!

It seems odd but there was a Mardigras celebration in North Vancouver.
We bundled up and braved the cold. It was snowing and all the volunteers were frozen.
The Cleveland Dam was decorated with streamers and flags -- all made out of mylar-- and then was lit with multi coloured lights. There were flowers and designs, hanging art and all sorts of wonderfully imaginative things. It was very bohemian
There were giant spiders, Brer rabbit on stilts, Ravens stealing the sun, and Monkeys.

It was the monkeys that did T in. The two that she came close to both scared her so much that she bolted in both cases. Poor kid, scared to death.

Ah, death was there too -- on a tall bike no less. A and T enjoyed the tall bikes. Both of them got a chance to ride them. I think this was the best part of the festival for them. They both rode across the dam on the tall bikes, A by himself and T with some help. A was so enthusiastic about the tall bike that he wants to make one now. I have seen Pedal Play around, maybe it's time to check them out. Could be a good project for us

It was a great afternoon, frozen but enriched. Art in North Van. I can hardly wait until next year.


  • love the junior tall bike...
    very cool
    very very cool

    thanks for the comments at gwadzilla

    I will attend two nights of films at the BMFF as it passes through Washington DC

    I have done more than two nights before
    but got burned by repeats
    and well
    sometimes it is enough for a week
    sort of like beautiful sunsets
    maybe after the 100th perfect sunset the 101st does not seem so special

    or something like that

    By Blogger gwadzilla, at 5:26 PM  

  • you make me aware of my compulsive posting

    hold on
    now I am aware of my compulsive commenting

    By Blogger gwadzilla, at 5:27 PM  

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