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Derek Grant
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Four final glimpses from Friday, May 01, 2015.
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Vistas with a foreground setting like this crescent beach with waves lapping on the shoreline are very relaxing.   They take my mind far away and clear it from tension. Every part of my body relaxes.  Thank you Derek.
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+Monika Verma, +Edith H., +Yans Hapins, and +Kat Tehranchik ........ thank you so much!! My planned one-hour bike ride ended up lasting about three hours...... !!
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Downtown Vancouver, seen once again from Stanley Park (April 26, 2015)
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Good to know +Al Griffin .......... my son Jason owns a Norton motorcycle. He has told me that BC offers some fantastic rides.  I can tell you that Vancouver has changed dramatically, mostly in good ways, since the 1980's.
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Downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park (April 26, 2015)
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Thanks +Arne Lepla .... much appreciated!!
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This monument is to Portuguese Joe, a man who travelled from the Azores Islands to what was to become Vancouver. The official installation of the monument happened yesterday. 

Georgette and I were out on a bicycle ride when we came across the monument. It was sheer chance that descendants of Portuguese Joe were visiting there when we arrived. We had a very interesting chat with them. 

The second-to-last photo shows Portuguese Joe's grandson and his wife. The last photo is of the plaque that gives information about the monument.
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Thank you +Anne-Marie Clark ...... much appreciated!!
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At least four times a year, I get together with a small group of men I taught with at Britannia Secondary School, beginning in 1970. We meet in a modest East End restaurant with great food at low prices. 

We're a diverse group: proud Canadians of Greek, Italian, Ukrainian German, Irish, and British heritage. Our conversations are loud and punctuated with laughter. I'm the junior member, and will always be treated as such. Today, they let me take their pictures. George (the Greek) took one that included me.
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Good friends and also cooperative subjects +Amy Myers .  ;-))
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The Museum of Anthropology and its grounds feature works reflecting the culture and art of First Nations peoples of coastal British Columbia. When I visited this place earlier this week, the early evening light was exquisite.
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+Frank Elliott ........... you are correct.. the M of A is located on the UBC campus. The First Nations peoples, as we in Canada commonly refer to them, certainly feel a special relationship with the 'natural world'. Many are active in environmental initiatives such as protests against the building of pipelines across British Columbia. As for the lack of writing systems, there is strong evidence that their oral histories are very accurate. They play an important role in land claims cases (oral history evidence is accepted). I've also heard remarkable creation-myth stories that have ancient roots.
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Similkameen River near Oliver, BC (Aug 31, 2014.)
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Always a pleasure +Derek Grant !!  :)))
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Our first bicycle ride of the year around Stanley Park..... the trip takes about 2 hours (from where we live in the neighborhood of Kitsilano back to Kitsilano.)
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Thank you +Marilyn Colby
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A few of the people I met along the way in Nepal in 2007......... hope you are safe, how can we help?
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+Shiva Sedhai ........ my strong feeling is that people who have visited Nepal and enjoyed its beauty and the warm hospitality of its people should step up and help in some way, financially or otherwise.
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Urban canyon - near BC Place, Vancouver (April 22, 2015)
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I noticed the car too +Therasa Zaza  ;-))
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Photographer, world traveler, author, educator, family man.
G+ Circles: If you add me to one of your circles , I will circle you back if your profile includes your photo and provides a reasonable amount of information about you and your interests. I enjoy seeing the work of other photographers, including newcomers to this medium.

I will not circle those who conceal or misrepresent their identity,  or who are trying to sell me something, or who show hatred towards others.
If you comment on one of my photos, I will make every effort to comment back. I love receiving +1's on my photos but don't always have the time to acknowledge them. 
I grew up in West Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia, where I honored in Political Science. I've lived in Vancouver all my life. I am in my second marriage - to a beautiful, wonderful woman and soul mate, Georgette. We married in 1997. 

Since my retirement, Georgette and I have traveled to Europe, India and Nepal, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Morocco, Turkey, and most recently, South America (Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Argentina.) 

My passions include writing, movies and music of all kinds, browsing the Internet, cycling, hiking, and keeping fit at the local community centre. I am also chairperson of the Vancouver School Board Archives and Heritage Committee (a voluntary group.)
I became interested in photography at an early age. During Grades 11 and 12, I was lead photographer for my school's Student Annual, which required that I develop and print all my photos. My cameras included a Rolleiflex (Tessar) and later, 2 Leicaflexes.
I bought my first digital camera, an Olympus, in 2005, and was instantly hooked. I especially enjoyed being able to PhotoShop my photos. It was like having my darkroom back, only better! I have used a Nikon D800 since 2012. However, during travels to other countries, I continue to rely on my trusty Nikon D80. My cameras are my constant companions.
Sharing photos through Picasa and G+ has opened my eyes to many new ways of approaching photography. I've learned a lot from other photographers, and I believe I've become a better photographer as a result.
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Trekking to the top of Kala Patthar at Mount Everest; Co-author of textbooks on Canadian law and the justice system, American history, Black History, and the World's religions; surviving 33 years as a teacher, humanities consultant, and vice principal in secondary schools in Vancouver; happily married and proud to have two wonderful sons and 2 incredible granddaughters.
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