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Someday my imaginary ship will sail

July 20, 2015

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Just yesterday I noticed a serendipity between two of the features in the landscape of my imagination.

My imagination, you should know, overlays many interesting features on the city of Vancouver — it’s a bit like playing Ingress, that augmented reality game that lays fictional data over Google Maps in real time, except that my hallucinations are fairly singular and much less combative.

Anyway, as I see it, there’s a large cargo ship always docked behind the Toys “R” Us store located in the 1100 block of West Broadway Avenue. This big white ocean-going vessel, with its superstructure and tall funnel, is somehow only visible (and only from certain angles) in the large concave mirror pinned to the chain link fence beside the mouth of the concrete ramp that curves upwards to the toy store’s rooftop parking lot (this sentence is a lot like the climb up that ramp).

The serendipitous part is that this ship just happens to be docked in harbour across Alder Street from the location of my imaginary harbour seal, in the 1100 block of the same alley — they’re literally next door neighbours. Imagine that! Click the image to enlarge it.

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