These sculptures, right across the street from English bay, add a twist to going to the beach at English bay.
In its original context -- modern China -- the sculpture grouping A-maze-ing Laughter is a sardonic comment on the repression of dissent and how people respond to it.
But put it on the beach at Vancouver's English Bay, and it is transformed into a marvelous piece of interactive art that beguiles all visitors and especially delights children.
This book celebrates the latter, while being mindful of the former.
I call myself Windowwasher from a body of work that includes a dramatic shot of, a highrise window washer. Window cleaners improve clarity of sight to those looking out the window as well as clarity of light reflecting from the windows and filling our streets with the energy of a big city. I take pictures from the point of view of shooting from my scooter. I can move down a street, looking, and stopping to pause to shoot.