It gets weird, when you live in a half-empty neighbourhood

In Vancouver’s half-empty Shaughnessy, it’s Christmas every day. The caretakers of beautiful empty old houses, awaiting demolition permits, are sure to decorate them with wreaths and (uncarved) pumpkins. However, they seldom go to the bother of taking down the decorations until many months have passed. As one long-time Vancouver Realtor told me: “I point to Christmas decorations on my street and say, ‘hey kids, look, it’s still Christmas!'”

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