Also interesting was the juxtaposition of da Vinci's work with earlier representations of the body as well as with contemporary responses to, and representations of, the body and the bodily -- I've been very impressed over the last few years with the contexts that the VAG sets up for the works they exhibit.
Before we went to the Gallery Saturday morning, we had both first run to, around, and back from the Stanley Park Seawall (I figure 14-16Km), so we'd worked up good enough appetites to enjoy our "Usual, No 5 on Buckwheat" crêpes at our favourite crêperie. I've mentioned before that we were first anxious, then reassured, to see how the new owners handled the transition. Service isn't yet as fast as it used to be, but it's very friendly and it's becoming more efficient. The crêpes are as good as ever and they've kept the buckwheat ones on the menu, so we're very happy (each crêpe is made from scratch after ordering unlike so many places that pile them up to fill later -- there's a big taste/texture difference).
But there's a new addition we've noticed -- t-shirts hanging on the wall, clearly available as merchandise, with the restaurant logo on the front