Saturday, 17 October 2009

Caution! (lots of) Vancouver photos

This is the view from my 12th floor hotel room on Robson Street. This is six floors higher than the highest building in Whitehorse!

My friend and I rode around the Stanley Park Seawall to Granville Island on Sunday. It was a PERFECT fall day. This is the remains of a tree that fell in a storm (last year's, maybe?).

Vancouver Rowing Club at Coal Harbour.

Rowers practicing.

One of the most famous Vancouver landmarks: the Stanley Park totem poles.

The scuba diver statue; reminiscent of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen.

Lion's Gate Bridge.

Ships waiting in English Bay.

Inukshuk and West Van.

Seagull lunch! That's a starfish he's got. He was a bit nervous of me poking about as they're quite vulnerable at this point, but he didn't fly away.

Fall colours in the park.

A new art installation: "A-Maze-Ing Laughter." The artist has used himself as the model for these figures. It's in Stanley Park near First Beach (I think! You Vancouverites can correct me...)

2010 Vancouver Olympic Inukshuk.

First Beach.

Fall colours along False Creek.
Ah! The wonderful sights and smells of Granville Island market...

I'm daydreaming that we might actually get produce like this in Whitehorse...MMMMM!

The jade statue that (international) travellers departing and arriving at Vancouver Airport sees: "The Spirit of Haida Gwai'i: the Jade Canoe", by First Nations artist Bill Reid. It's huge and very beautiful.

So there you have it. A portion of photos from my trip. I'm really glad I took it! I really needed a break to see friends, eat, shop...relax...


T'Pol said...

Nice pictures! I am glad you had a good time. I will be going to the UK for a training the week after next. I will make sure to post some pictures when I come back November 7th.

Arual said...

I want to go on Vacation. And I want to see the A-Maz-ing Laughter exhibit in person. Laughing is the best thing ever

Money Funk said...

Looks like a great trip! I like the pics of Coal Harbour. Glad you had a great vacation!

Canadian Saver said...

Awesome pictures!!! The trip sounds like a lot of fun... glad you were able to get away and enjoy!

dinah34 said...

oh those are great pictures! you have a great eye for picture taking!

The Asian Pear said...

awesome photos! thank you for sharing. it makes me really excited about my vacation in vancouver next fall!

Anonymous said...

So glad you enjoyed yourself. We should have met for coffee!!!! ;)