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Old November 5th, 2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Vancouver - The Lost Photos

Hey all, I just found some pics on my old computer that I'd originally intended to post months and months ago. They were taken back in June on a beautiful late Sunday afternoon/evening - Father's Day in fact.

They were taken in the 'West End' neighbourhood during Car-Free Day on Denman Street, with the later portion taken in nearby Stanley Park. Looking back at these I can't wait for next summer!

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I was eating sushi up on a balcony at this point
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Some new (at the time) Native art installations
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The iconic and ever-present sulphur pile on the North Shore
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Skyline of North Vancouver
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #2
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Nice :-)

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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #3
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Great photos!
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #4
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Are those palms real?
Yep. Though not native to the area, Palm Trees can grow in Vancouver's climate.

Nice photos BTW.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #5
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Looks like Honolulu in some of those photos. I love the homes skirting the mountains and the conifer lined streets that they are on. Some of those roads are so steep I was a little scared. I took a ride up there on my way to the Capilano suspension bridge once and was amazed by how you can be in complete wilderness and see a huge city below. It was quite the moment. I wish Vancouver had more older masonry buildings in the West End. A lot of the architecture looks like a Florida beach resort. Vancouver is the Miami of Canada. It is the closest thing to a tropical getaway.
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Old November 6th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #6
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nice pics
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #8
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Beautiful city Canada!!
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Yep. Though not native to the area, Palm Trees can grow in Vancouver's climate.
This will be the first city with palm trees to ever host a Winter Olympics.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 03:10 PM   #10
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Those windmill palms are by far the hardiest ones known, and are native to Nepal. They can withstand a cold snap of up to -16c. Similar ones grow in the north of Italy, in Scandinavia, and many other parts of the world that receive cold weather. A cold snap in the 1960's wiped out all the palms in British Columbia.
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^Thank god for global warming. I wouldn't want to lose those palms again anytime soon.

I'm glad palms aren't in high concentrations all over the city. I wouldn't want Vancouver to be putting up some facade that its tropical or something, but for better or worse I do rather like the concentration of palms in that particular area of the West End. It's nice to have a small slice of the city where we can pretend we're on a tropical beach.

And thanks for the comments everybody!
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re the palm trees quite often they get wrapped in burlap for the winter - most private gardens anyway will wrap them to protect them
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Hopefully Raggedy will get that camera out again and snap some more Vancouver pics!
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Old December 11th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #14
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I wish we had more of those palms here in Seattle. We've got a few though but they would look awesome on the waterfront.
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