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Kiell is off ending world hunger through Parkour or something, so he asked me to post these images for him. This was from his recent trip to Vancouver to shoot photos for an upcoming UBC buildering guidebook. This is the part where he’d write about his experiences, how amazing everything was, etc., but since he’s not here I’ll write it for him.

Vancouver is amazing. I was here a few years ago, but back then my brain failed to comprehend the vastness of amazingness that is Vancouver. The streets are paved with gold. Literally. Not the misused literally meaning figuratively. Nobody gives a shit because everyone in Vancouver is rich, and nobody needs money because the government is socialist and everyone has free health care. Plus gold is what those redneck conservatives types hoard, thinking the economy is going to crash because of Obama. Not Vancouverites. All people here are freethinking, nonpartisan, society contributing entrepreneurs.

Ard and Mayumi were nice, plus they have the best friends. I was never bored and they were the perfect hosts. Everything I ate was so goddamn good it was magical. I couldn’t stop saying how goddamn good everything was that I ate. [Ard: true story, he couldn’t.] You’d think a world class metropolis like London would have better food, but eating in Vancouver was like someone just peeled the wax off my tongue and I was tasting for the first time.

The weather was perfect. It never rained. It never does. Women are allowed to walk around topless and frequently do — but only the attractive ones. I don’t know what else to say really, other than I’m flying straight from wherever the fuck I am right now to Vancouver and never leaving.

-Kiell

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Grant cleaning some holds.

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Power house Mayumi.

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Steam plant reconnaissance.

Steam plant reconnaissance.

Skater-i.

Skater-i.

Meg and Grant.

Meg and Grant.

Ard contemplating.

Ard contemplating.

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Ard not looking happy about a 4am steam plant mission.

Ard not looking happy about a 4am steam plant mission.

Grant testing a cam on the steam plant. One small tug and it ripped. Mission over before it started.

Grant testing a cam on the steam plant. One small tug and it ripped. Mission over before it started.

Alan examining this classic 1965 route. Three stories high, hard, and not the most secure features.

Alan examining this classic 1965 route. Three stories high, hard, and not the most secure features.

Engineering building traverse.

Engineering building traverse.

A part of the Civil Engineering building only the devout ever see.

A part of the Civil Engineering building only the devout ever see.

"Was a high wall there that tried to stop me A sign was painted said: Private Property, But on the back side it didn't say nothing — this land was made for you and me." -- Woody Guthrie

“Was a high wall there that tried to stop me
A sign was painted said: Private Property,
But on the back side it didn’t say nothing — this land was made for you and me.” — Woody Guthrie

Kiell testing the limits of his no-flash photography. Pretty impressive setup.

Kiell testing the limits of his no-flash photography. Pretty impressive setup.

If you stand and talk at this spot, you get a cool reverberation off the surrounding architecture.

If you stand and talk at this spot, you get a cool reverberation off the surrounding architecture.

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