When I got there, turns out I'm not the only one with a 10 o' clock appointment! Each half hour has about 15-20 people! You are also not allowed to take any bags into the building, so I had to pay $5 for a local storekeeper to hold it for me! He has made quite a business out of us unsuspecting customers!
Well, three hours later I emerge from the building. I was nearly speechless at how amazingly the Lord worked out all the details. Even in my narrow window of being here in Canada, my new F2 US visa will be ready for pick-up on Friday afternoon, and still leaves me enough time to get back to the US! Although the process was extremely slow to apply, they are quick to get the visas completed and I am able to pick it up again from the Consulate! Praise the Lord! A quick phone call to the hubby to share the good news and I was off to explore Downtown Vancouver! This is the area that I walked!
Modern office building
Reflections in the glass. And note all the trees in the city!
Vibrant fall colors!
Mmmm! Celebrations with a Tim Horton's Coffee and Doughnut!
Vancouver Law Courts
Holy Rosary Cathedral
Vancouver Public Library. In Second year of Architecture I actually studied this building as a precedent for a design project! Was really cool to see and experience the real thing!
More radiant leaves!
The whole city is on various levels and there are great views all over the place!
Public Park on Carrall Sreet
The Chinese Garden was magnificent!
Chinatown District of Vancouver
The International Village for the Olympics
International Village Shopping Center
An old, cobbled street in the Heritage District
I stopped in to browse Mr. Big & Tall for Andrew!
Then to the International Convention Center on the Burrard Inlet
Looking back at the Harbour Center
On my way back I saw the Library again
Then I got on the wrong bus and did a gigantic detour, but got to see more of the city!
Back on track, I took pictures from the Granville Street Bridge. Is it not the most beautiful city?!
There was a really cool park at the foot of the bridge too, there are just tons of really well groomed public areas...
the wiring for the electric buses. This city is known for it's "Greenness"!
The house where I was staying... Actually, there is an apartment in the basement that the lady rents, and that's where I was staying. Pics to follow!
After a long busy day I took myself down to the local coffee house to use the net, enjoy a caffeine intake and post pictures! The evening brought the most beautiful sunset, and I knew that I was most blessed!