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?).
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.
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...