Monday, December 6, 2010

The Colours of Granville Island!

"Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision is the day simply consists of choosing which colour to slide down on the rainbow."

~Douglas Pagels

A few weeks ago I was asked to chaperone a high school Home Economics class on their field trip to Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver. Why not? If I'm considering teaching high school it might be a good experience to hang out with some high schoolers once in a while.

I met them and their teacher at their school in the morning and we caught the local transit down to the Island for an exercise in pricing all the produce for sale in the Market. While the students got busy with their handouts, I wandered around the market (Supervising, of course!) and decided to record all of colour of the market. (I should note it was a dreary, slushy day outside, so maybe my appreciation of the colour was a little bit enhanced!

I should note the students had 45 minutes to complete their task. I stood in line for 15 minutes for a coffee and went to the bathroom as well. Okay, Okay, and I zipped off to Maiwa Art and Textile Supplies to do some drooling. So I'd say I had 25 minutes of wandering the market looking for colours.

All in all a good day, and a good experience. The high schoolers were a really nice group and no trouble at all. May I be so lucky in my future classes! Here are the colours I recorded that dreary day.












Grey, Grey, Vancouver.


  1. Vancouver is a pretty city, though the rain really got to me in mid-february. Nice pics! My favorite is purple, in my mind it's very west coast.

  2. This day was particularly grey, as you can see! So Granville Island was a nice colour explosion that day. ; )

  3. Wonderful! By the way, you come up with the best quotes.

  4. Thanks! I have a penchant for quotes. ; )