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Old August 4th, 2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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One of the great cities of North America: Vancouver | Part I

Hi all, I've been quite busy the last few weeks taking pics around town so now here they are. But first, just for fun I thought I'd throw in this little, rather flattering, introductory quote taken from Adventure Capitalist, a novel about a rich business man who spends a few years traveling the world. He went to Vancouver towards the end of his trip which makes me appreciate this quote all the more. He visited Vancouver in December of 2001 (FYI: it has 2.3 million people now).

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Vancouver, which has fewer than two million people in its metropolitan area (and which is not located on Vancouver Island), is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its physical setting is spectacular, with magnificent mountains running down to the sea and an array of public parks beautifully preserved. It offers all that the U.S. Pacific Northwest offers and more. It is a dynamic, prosperous city, in large part because of its status as a modern melting pot, a gateway to and from Asia. Canada actively seeks and encourages immigration as the United States once did. Large numbers of Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Europeans, Iranians, and others have made the city their home. It reminds me of what New York must have been like at the turn of the twentieth century. In a hundred years, maybe a couple of hundred, unless somebody does something really stupid, Vancouver, one of the great cities of North America, will have become one of the great cities of the world. - Jim Rogers
And here are the pics. Afterwards, let me know if you agree at all with Jim Rogers. They were all taken around the downtown peninsula. The more nature-oriented ones were taken in Stanley Park, Vancouver’s premier downtown park.

Part 2: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...2#post41263042
Part 3: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=939496

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The other parts will follow in the days to come!

Part 2: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...2#post41263042
Part 3: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=939496
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Old August 4th, 2009, 07:59 AM   #2
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OMG!!!

Stellar pictures, Raggedy!!! And the title is not an exaggeration.. Vancouver is one of the great cities of North America!!!
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Old August 4th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #3
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Fantastic set. I love seeing pics and actually going there on occassion. Such a cool and beautiful city.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #4
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amazing
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Old August 5th, 2009, 02:28 AM   #5
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Thanks for the comments, all. They're greatly appreciated.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:49 AM   #6
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As are your photos, Raggedy, and we look forward to more this summer!
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Old August 5th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #7
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OMG!!!

Stellar pictures, Raggedy!!! And the title is not an exaggeration.. Vancouver is one of the great cities of North America!!!
Having visited Vancouver myself, it certainly has the most beautiful setting of any city in North America in my opinion. It is what Rio is to South America!
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Old August 14th, 2009, 10:15 AM   #8
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I've never had a chance to visit Rio but it certainly looks amazing in photos. The warmer year-round weather there is no doubt a plus.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #9
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i've checked out the 2nd thread before i've viewed this one

really great, can't imagine what autumn looks like over there

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