One of my favorite things to do in any city I visit is wander around the residential neighborhoods looking at both the local architecture and landscape. I had anticipated a sort of British version of upscale Seattle vibe here in Vancouver and from what I can actually see I was pretty close. My walks to and from bus stops and gardens or shops have been concentrated in the older, definitely upscale areas of the city whose residential histories range from the very late 1880s up to about the 1920s or 1930s. There are many older, very large timber and stucco homes under renovation. I am sure they were and still are beautiful if I could actually SEE them! Vancouver is a city with the “H” factor—just about every home, from petite to palatial has a HEDGE shielding its view of the street activity and my view of it. I’ve complied a few of my favorite “H” looks to share with you from my feet on the street time the last two days.