A lit-up pig greets visitors at the entrance of Tap & Barrel
After dinner tonight a good friend took me around parts of Vancouver I hadn't visited in a while. One of the place we went to is the Vancouver Olympic Village where the athletes were housed during the 2010 Winter Games.
Hard to believe it was almost four years ago, but since then the accommodation at False Creek were sold off and some transformed into fancy condos with sophisticated looking lobbies from what we could see from the outside, with many facing the water.
In the neighbourhood are supermarkets, drug stores, niche shops such as ones for dogs, and of course restaurants. Many of them are pubs serving craft beers.
We stopped in front of one called Tap & Barrel that had a bicycle carriage in front decorated with Christmas lights with a lantern in the shape of a pink pig wearing a Santa hat.
His smile was so cute we couldn't resist taking a snap of him reveling in the holiday spirit.