Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 47

Take What You Can get

One duck, two duck, three duck, four....

It wasn't quite sun, but at let the rain held off for the morning to get out for a bit with the camera.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Day 46

Lions Gate

I always prefer any time traveling north of the city taking the Lions Gate Bridge. Not only because it is a great looking structure, but also in a such a young city with very few historical landmarks it stands with pride as a symbol of the past.

Day 45


I know complying about the rain in Vancouver is about as valid as this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZEMRAWaVr8 . Some sun sure would be nice.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Day 44

The Bloedel Conservatory

As mentioned in Day 43 the conservatory is in threat of being shut down, email support here http://vancouver.ca/Parks/parks/bloedel/ if you think it is a good idea for a city that gets weeks of soul-crushing-rain-gray-wet-weather, to have an inexpensive piece of tropical climate with colourful birds available to its citizens.
Day 43

The Sky

This is a shot of the top of The Bloedel Conservatory atop Queen Elizabeth Park. Apparently it is on the chopping block and could be potentially shut down because of city budget problems. Seems like a bad idea to me.

I'm finding myself constantly looking at the clouds since I got back. I had forgotten how many layers and how much moister they carry, here in BC. It was awesome to watch this system roll in from the west bringing lighting to the city.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Day 42

Stop Signs

Sign Sign everywhere a sign
Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 41

The Dyke

The wind had a bite to it this morning, but the sun was out and I had to take advantage. I took a nice walk along the dyke.

It is funny to think back on my old paper route that I used to have to ride all the way down this way for 2 big old houses to deliver to.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day 40


A great new sculpture by Barcelona artist sculpture Jaume Plensa, sits looking out on English Bay. The name of the piece is "We" the letters that form the seated figure represent 8 different alphabets.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Day 39

All the Leaves are Gone

And the sky is gray, while I'm not dreaming of Cali....it would be nice to see the sun again for a full day.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Day 38

Burrard Street bridge

I'm a big fan of art deco, so it is no wonder I enjoy the Burrard Street bridge. Recently and topic of much local debate is the addition of dedicated bike lanes to the bridge. The pilot project has been extended, a step in the right direct.
Day 37

Baby Beluga

The Vancouver Aquarium has always been a great way to spend a day. I still get the same excitement I did as when i was a kid going to see the killer whales. While the orcas are no longer part of the aquarium, beluga's have taken there place. They are fun creatures to watch.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day 36

City of Glass

Yes I did borrow the name, and location for the shot from the Douglas Coupland novel.

Every time I enter the city from the south and see the rows of glass towers I can't help but be reminded just how fitting the name is.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Day 35


These white roses were places on the Victory Square cenotaph by veterans of WWII. It was a nice fall morning and for the first time in 15 years the rain held off.

I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people that attended the ceremonies today in memory of the fallen. I guess it makes sense considering this province views the day with enough respect to consider it a statutory holiday.
Day 34

Vancouver National Anthem

Visited the Centre for the Performing Arts this evening to spend a night with home town favourite Matthew Good. He is touring his latest album called Vancouver, good show but the crowd left a little to be desired.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 33

The Spirit of Haida Gwaii

Bill Reid has for a long time been my favourite artist. This is his piece called The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, it is in the international terminal at YVR.
Day 32

This Old House

I'm really starting to enjoy wondering around east Van alley ways, you never know what you're going to stumble upon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day 31

Keep on Riding

This will not go down as one of the better quality photo's of the project, but it was definitely one of the most fun to capture. Dusted off the dancing shoes and spend another evening with Champion last night.

my very first youtube video

Day 30

Don't Miss It For The World

I would love to know who is putting up Expo 86 posters all over the city. It is quite shocking to look back at this areal view of downtown only 23 years ago. The eyes of the world looked on this small city that year and it could be said that Expo was the catalyst to the growth that would follow.

With the Olympics just months away I wonder how much different Vancouver will be in another 23 years.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day 30

Blame it on the Rain

The fall rains have arrived, so as Milli and Vanilli suggested I'm going to blame it on the rain if I don't make it downtown.

This shot is of the inside of a pump house with the reflection on the cannery in the back ground.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 29

Off Main

Spend the day weaving on and off Main street, along the strip and venturing into the alley ways. Found this great old Mercury.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day 28


Part of the Vancouver Biennale, a festival that's intent is to bring more public art to Vancouver. These bright red bronze pieces are hidden away in Coal Harbour. They were also made by an artist from China by the name of Wang Shugang.

Day 26

Iona Beach

The sun came out with just enough time for a quick trip down to Iona Beach.
Day 25


This giant set of sculptures sits in English Bay, it is by Chinese artist Yue Minjun.