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.
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.”
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.
Today’s spectacular Vancouver sunrise silhouetting Burrard and Granville Bridges
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.
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.