Vancouver

WPC: Tour Guide


 
When you walk the Seawall around Stanley Park in Vancouver you will enjoy one of the great city walks of the world. These photos taken on the last day of 2017 on a perfect end-of-the-year sunny Sunday morning show some of the sites you will see as you walk, jog, cycle or rollerblade the 8 kilometre pathway: the majestic totem poles at Brockton Point; Lions Gate Bridge with its backdrop of the snow-covered North Shore mountains; Siwash Rock and English Bay; sailboats moored in Coal Harbour; and the gleaming bronze statue of Harry Jerome who represented Canada in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games winning the 100 metre bronze medal in 1964.

As your tour guide welcome to some of the gems of Vancouver.

WPC: Silence

The Cenotaph, Victory Square, Vancouver

More than twenty thousand men, women and children standing in silence for two minutes at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month during the 91st Annual Remembrance Day Service in 2015.

In response to this week’s photo challenge from Cheri…“What does silence look like? Show us your take in a photograph.”

maturday


 

Kitsilano in the snow #2, matted and framed

The evolution of this painting began a year ago after a heavy snowfall here in Vancouver, which I posted about in backdrop to a life: part 2. On January 8th it became my second painting of the year as you will have seen in my post second of the year.

Now, a year later and after my most recent post backdrop to a life revisited, it seemed time to get to work and put a mat and frame around it.

backdrop to a life revisited


 
A year ago almost to the day you may remember I posted backdrop to a life part 1 and part 2. This was in response to the Discover Challenge from the Daily Post: Finding Your Place, in which we are asked by Cheri to bring a place alive that means something to you.
 

 
Yesterday the snow returned to Vancouver and whilst not as heavy as last year my muse, Kitsilano Beach, became a winter wonderland once again.
 

 
Today the snow stopped, the sun shone and camera in hand how could I not venture out and capture it all.
 
      
 
      
 

Happy Holidays everyone.

Remembrance Day 2017

Victory Square, Vancouver

Whitehall, London

Vimy iii

Vimy, France

Lest we forget

Happy Thanksgiving

 
 

 
After our walk along Spanish Banks last week we took the Admiralty Trail, one of our favourite pedestrian pathways through the Pacific Spirit Regional Park, and enjoyed the glorious October fall colours illuminated by the afternoon sunshine.
 
    
 
     
 
    
 

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Happy Thanksgiving

Whether you have two legs or four there is nothing pedestrian about this pedestrian pathway, as you walk, jog or cycle beside Spanish Banks and English Bay as we did yesterday, with the Vancouver skyline in the distance.

Could this be one of the most scenic pathways in the world?…
 

…but I’m a little biased of course.

more trees please

Yesterday afternoon escaping the heat in the shade of The Pacific Spirit Regional Park

  

  

  

fasten your seatbelts


 

 

 
Flying into Vancouver on the weekend the shadows cast from the different architectural structures of bridges, freeways and buildings in the setting sun had a beauty all of their own and made for a wonderful welcome home.