We managed to pit most of the 20 pounds of cherries we picked on Thursday. Kelly, Liz and Brian purchased some pie shells yesterday morning, and in the afternoon we packed them tight, setting the oven at 375.
Figure 1 is publishing a book in celebration of wood and our relationship to it. Not wood as a logging product, but wood in its aestheticized form, as an architectural material.
As a contributor I was assigned three sites -- the Cheakamus Centre in Brackendale, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre and the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre -- and asked to submit a 1000 word piece that uses these sites as exemplars of this new relationship.
Yesterday I dropped by the Penticton site to tour its five-storey addition. The photo above was taken from the stairway that leads to its first storey atrium, an ascent that brought to mind everything from Emily Carr's 1930s paintings to Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire (1967).
Strange to see the Movieland sign on Granville Street's booze-fuelled "entertainment district" -- especially when there are no longer any "shooting" games inside. Fantasy Factory doesn't really have a sign anymore, only this in the window: