I met Reijo (Rio) following a photo shoot in the Vancouver Olympic Village area. I had stayed around to enjoy the inner harbour sunset and we connected at Habitat Island, breaking bread together for a family of geese.
Reijo (Rio), a curious 'magpie' & collector of small shiny objects, is also one of Vancouver's colourful characters living on the streets.
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder....but don't let that sunset blind you! The real truth is, one mans junk is another mans treasure, and to Reijo, these are photos of his 'Ruby's, Emeralds & Diamonds'. Their true value being a means to connect with people with an eye for beauty and share a story.
Stay sharp, there are many travelers you'll meet on the road.