Saturday, August 13, 2011

Picnic at the Beach by the Vancouver Art Gallery

A Day at the Beach?
Not exactly at the day in the sand with ocean breeze blowing... this is in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery on Robson. It's called "Picnurbia" -- they encourage people to ... yes, picnic on yellow artificial turf. It has built in benches and yes, people actually are there picnicking and sunning as if they are at the beach.

(I was in Paris one summer, and they actually did bring the beach right in the city. They trucked in sand in open spaces and set up beach volleyball courts for people, they set beach lounge chairs all over the place and there were all sorts of beach activities and festivities. It was more authentic than yellow artificial turf. Oh, well, Vancouver is trying.)