I had grabbed my camera and headed out one day looking for something to photograph. It wasn’t an absolute requirement, but I was thinking that a little excitement would have been a good thing, though in the end, like always, I had decided to just leave it up to the Lord, leaving Him to lead me where He would. The day started off a little slow, but I was able to catch a couple shots of a new building that was going up around International Village, which is a large residential and retail complex just a few blocks away from where I live, down by the old Expo site, near the location of Vancouver Science World (nowadays known as Telus’ World of Science). I even took a picture of the construction crane, and the only shot of a flower that I took that entire day, which in itself was a kind of a strange thing, since I usually take more floral shots than I know what to do with. I then left that area because for some reason that I had yet to ascertain, that immediate section of the Downtown East Side was very quickly filling up with people and vehicular traffic quite out of the ordinary for that time of the day on a week-end, and you know by now that I don’t deal to well with crowds.
Anyway, I decided to cut through Gastown and just as I turned onto Powell Street, I looked down the road and saw the police trying to sort out the mess left by a small sports-car that was laying upside-down in the middle of the street. There were a number of people milling around but I could see no ambulances. I didn’t want to get too close and add to the confusion, but I had my 55-200mm zoom lens with me, and using that I was able to see quite clearly that there was no one lying on the ground, nor were there any pools of blood or any such indicators that anyone had been seriously hurt. My hopes were indeed confirmed a few minutes later when one of the people who had been much closer to the accident wandered down my way, and when I asked him, he told me that there was only the driver in each car, and they both walked away from it without so much as a scratch. As my pictures will show you, the same can’t be said for the cars.
Deciding to head back, and still curious as to what had been drawing people in such numbers over to International Village, I restructured my previous path, and very quickly as I came across the Georgia Viaduct (which allowed me to observe that area without actually entering into it) I deduced the reason for all the people, vehicles, and equipment. They were filming a movie or a TV series. At any rate, shooting with my zoom lens from the Viaduct, I was able to get some decent shots of some of the actors, the crew, and the rest of it. I got a good shot of who I’m pretty sure is at least one of the main characters, but I can’t put a name to him. The picture is clear, and if I’m correct, and he is one of the leads, then I’m sure somebody out there will be able to put a name to him. My own personal favorite is the young man who spent the whole time moving around spreading smoke all over the place. I couldn’t help but wonder what his personal views are on 2nd-hand smoke? Lol. Anyway, here’s the pictures, and I’ll see you next time.