Reader tedeastside either hates Vancouver or he wants other people to.
Regular visitors here know teds comments have a certain reliable tone to them, but yesterday’s got creative and inspired people to riff on it:
to those proud vancouverites who mention vancouver in the same breath as New York or London probably thinks the following
Shangri-la = Empire State building
Robson Square = Rockefeller center
Nat Bailey = Yankee Stadium
Steam Clock = Big Ben
Olympic Cauldron = Eiffel Tower
VAG = the Louvre
Robson street = Champs-Élysées
Gassy Jack = Statue of Liberty
North Van Sulfer piles = the Pyramids
This of course got some pointing out that Vancouver can have overpriced real estate and still be a decent city, but where’s the fun in that?
Marco added to the list:
Weather = rain turning to showers with a chance of a downpour.
Arts club Theatre = London’s West End
The Lions = The Swiss Alps
Howe Sound = The Mediterranean
The Gulf Islands = The Greek Islands
Nexus Pass = Europass
Kitchen tap = Perrier
Skytrain = the Underground
Winter Olympics = Summer Olympics
bobwestsiderealtor = real estate agent
Vancouver real estate = Overpriced
But also thought Granville Island was a special place in Vancouver and worth keeping off the list.
Charlie apparently thinks we’re no-fun city:
Nightlife = Non-existent.
Attempted nightlife = Riots.
New Years Eve = Only city in Western World which doesn’t have a party. Non-existent
Attempted New Years Eve = Riots
So what do you think? Is Vancouver one the most miserable places on earth or a special flower that no one must ever speak ill of?
What are your favourite things about Vancouver?