Foliophoto - green

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This week's prompt is the word green.

I took this photograph at Granville Island, an area of Vancouver with artists and artisans, live children's and adult theaters, floating homes, a children's art, drama & dance school and a farmers' market. It's a popular destination for both tourists and locals.

The green for this photograph is the recycling bins - Vancouver prides itself in being environmentally green.

But another type of green, money, has created some some challenging social dynamics in Vancouver right now. 

It's an expensive city - what were once middle class neighbourhoods are now out of reach with foreign investors parking their funds in local real estate. Crazily out of reach. Monopoly money out of reach.

And only over the past 10 or 15 years. It's been a dramatic change in a relatively short period of time.

Some neigbourhoods are now ghost towns with blocks of empty homes whose owners live thousands and tens of thousands of miles away in the US, Asia and Europe. And middle class people who assumed they would own a house someday are living in basement suites and tiny condos.

Change is never easy.

This is part of an ongoing photo prompt series called foliophoto. Christie of Bedsidesign and I started it to get more creative in our shooting AND to inspire you to do the same!

Each Tuesday there is a new word prompt - next week's word is apart. Take a photo inspired by that word and instagram it (#foliophoto), post it on flickr, or join in Christie's blog link up.

Every week I'll also gather the photos together into a collage that I'll post here with links to your blog and/or social media. If I've missed you, let me know! Love seeing them all together.