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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:33 AM   #21
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Wow, I have not been to Vancouver in a couple of years, but it has grown quite a bit (especially the amount of residential towers downtown)! It's one of the best cities I've ever been to and offers everything. Whistler is also quite nice.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 08:36 AM   #22
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The lower mainland itself is growing rapidly - one of the reasons for the expansion of the freeway, the Golden Ears bridge and the push for projects like the Gateway. I wish it would slow down personally - some areas are losing their charm.

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Old May 15th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #23
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Telephoto shot from Kitsilano - Stanley Park & North Shore mountains



Evening sunset Stanley Park


North Vancouver from Vancouver waterfront






Apartment density Vancouver west end


Spring blossoms in a Coquitlam park

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Old May 16th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #24
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Went for an evening bike ride and tried my hand at the odd night shot.




Vancouver viewed from Stanley Park





Hi rise apartments - Burnaby





Panorama from Stanley Park - Lions Gate bridge and the North Shore


Coal Harbor at Stanley Park in fading light w/ Vanc. Yacht Club Bldg. on extreme right


Ex Canadian National train station at Main St. and Terminal.

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Old May 16th, 2010, 11:42 AM   #25
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Random photos

Sunset - Lougheed Hwy. North Burnaby


Laid up B.C. ferries - Richmond.


Mt. Baker, Washington - from Coquitlam at Fraser river.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #26
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Sun setting - South Burnaby near Fraser River


Rapid Transit bridge over Fraser River viewed from Richmond


Overlooking log booms out by UBC.


Looking North from False Creek - row of apartments


Various trees and plants around False Creek/ Stanley Park




















Administration bldg., Stanley Park


Stanley Park pedestrian/bike path, Fall 2009

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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:39 AM   #27
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Sunday, May 16

Decided to ride from North Burnaby, where I live, over a hill or two into New Westminster. I managed to take in a good part of the area so hopefully others will enjoy the view, as it were. I will be adding more images as I go.

Highway #1 ( Trans Canada ) from the Caribou Rd. overpass in North Burnaby.
Looking East.



Caribou Road - nothing in a car, but lot's of fun on a bike. It's worse than it looks.







After a good little climb, the view from the neighborhood I passed through. North Burnaby looking North East





Still in Burnaby, but New Westminster is just down the road, will be approaching an older area called Sapperton. It's also thankfully downhill from here. Typical looking street in this area, actually on top of a hill.



A short distance down from the above picture leads to this street. The one on the left on the other side is the route I took. The rise in the far distance above it is Surrey - on the other side of the Fraser River.



View of the North side of New Westminster -the dense wooded mound in the center is Queen's Park.



After a bit of downhill fun I ended up in this area. Columbia St. is less than 1 km. away.


View of the New Westminster cemetery, overlooking the Fraser River. It is divided into two sections, the other part is behind. Actor Raymond Burr and his family are buried here.



This street is next to the cemetery. Down the steep hill is Columbia St. I went down another street off to the right, out of view. In the distance is the Port Mann bridge which connects outlying areas to Vancouver via the No.1 highway, or Trans Canada.


Building that was part of the penitentiary that was demolished to make way
for hi rise and townhouses.





Part of the redevelopment right on Columbia St. You can see part of the Patullo Bridge to the left of the hi rise,
it crosses the Fraser into the City of Surrey.



Looking back the other way.





Columbia St. looking South.


Columbia St. looking North


Patullo bridge around the former Woodlands area.


Development of the former Woodlands Institution, a provincial government
run facility. The partially demolished building was part of it. This area is just
a short distance from the former penitentiary grounds. A fairly large redevelopment.


This memorial is not far to the left of the above photo. It was created after the cemetery at Woodlands
was closed in 1996. Over 3,000 individuals died there over the years it was run. Approximately 500 grave markers were recovered and make up the memorial














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Old May 18th, 2010, 01:10 AM   #28
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Residential area on the West side of Queens Park, an area that encompasses approximately a 5 block square area. Quite a number of old houses give it lots of character.

This is 1st street, it parallels McBride Blvd. on the other side
of Queens Park, which is on the left. Facing East towards the Fraser River


Just off 1st looking towards Queen's Park


















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2nd street, looking West, is the widest in this area.


2nd street looking East, a few blocks West from above image.


West entrance to Queen's Park


Queens Ave., just North of 8th


Looking towards "dowtown" New Westminster - where Columbia St.
runs through, right next to the Fraser river.











Before heading to the older "downtown" a quick trip to the
end of this street.


This is what we find


This is part of the old department store called Woodwards, which closed
after many years as a Vancouver tradition. The building itself was modified and added to.


Same building as above but looking back at the opposite end.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:47 AM   #29
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Moving 5 blocks South down to the intersection of 8th Street and Royal Ave, Columbia St.
and the old downtown district by the waterfront and the Fraser river are just another block
over a steeper section of 8th Ave.



Think I will turn down this street, just before Columbia St.

















Front Street and the multi level parkade





The backside of the former Columbia Theater, now named the Burr
Theater. Taken on top of the parkade.


Top of the parkade looking West - the bridge in the distance is the
Alex Fraser.


The view towards the Patullo Bridge and the rapid transit bridge.











Between the parkade and columbia St., the backside of a building





Back end of the parkade

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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #30
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A few images of Columbia Street and the center of old New Westminster.



















Underneath the rapid transit bridge.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:25 PM   #31
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Great photos!
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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:18 AM   #32
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Saturday, May 22.

Another day riding West from Burnaby, where I live, through some Vancouver neighborhoods on streets used as designated bicycle routes, mostly W10th, out to U.B.C. (University of British Columbia) where there are some pretty good beaches.It was a pleasant 14-15C, just a bit cool but nice if you do not want to sweat!

























City Hall




































































Houses overlooking the beaches near
the U.B.C.











Riding along W10th - a designated cycling route.
There are many nice older homes in the area, just a
short distance from downtown Vancouver.




















The last group of images below
show North Burnaby.











One of the number of rapid transit stations. Lougheed Hwy.




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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:46 AM   #33
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Vancouver is indeed a awesome city. OMG it's stunning. O.o
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Old June 4th, 2010, 09:58 PM   #34
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Old June 11th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #35
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Driving along the No.1 freeway westbound toward Vancouver approaching the Port Mann bridge and part of the highway expansion project - a section of the new bridge is seen on the left.







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Old June 11th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #36
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nice pics - i love the houses near queens park - have walked around that area many times looking at the houses
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Old June 13th, 2010, 04:46 AM   #37
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Saturday. June 12

It has been Bike Week here in Vancouver so I rode down to were the main event was being held, and also checked out the former Olympic Village, were the various buildings are now selling suites for permanent residency.


































Who's walking who?

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Old June 13th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #38
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Saturday, June 12

Later in the evening, after riding home earlier went out for another ride into Vancouver. Tried some late evening/night shots without a tripod.

Granville Street






This fellow was quite good singing & playing guitar ( Granville St. )


Robson Street


Robson St.



Robson St.





Down by the Waterfront




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Vancouver is a great city. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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My nephew went there and simply loved it. Seeing these picures I understand it. Lovely!
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