Homeless in Vancouver: A park near dark

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      This panoramic photo was taken about an hour later than an earlier post about parked cars—closer to 10 p.m.—but a day earlier and about eight blocks east.

      This is a large public green space on the south side of the Vancouver General Hospital grounds, looking west on 11th Avenue at the intersection with Willow Street.

      The way the perpendicular rays of sunlight are blocked as the sun falls below the horizon leaves us with just the weaker light of oblique angles.

      It's a kind of a nightly example of what—as I understand it—happens to our sunlight all winter and why the sun is brighter and hotter in the summer. Here’s a simple explanation—with pictures! 

      Stanley Q. Woodvine is a homeless resident of Vancouver who has worked in the past as an illustrator, graphic designer, and writer.