Granville Street was one of the first areas in downtown Vancouver that I visited when my family and I first moved to the city back in 2011.
I moved back to Vancouver in 2011, and Granville Street was the first area my family and I visited. My first impression remains with me to this day: The Art Deco style architecture hidden behind posters and billboards of current and past events. A mix of people walking up and down the street all day; locals, visitors, musicians, bike riders and many, many pigeons. The ray of summer sunlight cutting through the building facades and making everyone and everything illuminate. And lastly, at night, the neon signs lighting up Granville and showed new details of past and present.
Today, almost nine years later, I find myself participating in an artist residency program just a block away from this bubbly area and feeling thrilled to be a part of the stories that are woven every day.
My submission captures the colours of Granville Street: its people and their stories, the sun-kissed afternoons, neon light evenings, and the always present pigeons.