Capilano River

A late afternoon departure, hopping on the Seabus, catching bus #236 at Lonsdale Quay, a quick stop at the end of the line to investigate the condition of the Grouse Grind, and then back to the Capilano River for a few water shots… [The Capilano river just below the Salmon Hatchery] Similar posts: Capilano River…

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Complicated Vancouver

Writing from a table by a large window in the Lonsdale Quay Market, I can’t help but to ponder, once more, Vancouver’s strange magic.

The sun is slowly setting across the Burrard Inlet, turning North Vancouver into an orange mosaic. Red and white tug boats are tied up to a dock next to me, patiently awaiting their turn to take part in the port’s never-ending ballet. The Seabuses come and go endlessly, clockwork timing and total efficiency.

Vancouver is made of extremes and contradictions. Maybe it is her high contrasts that make her so fascinating and completely addictive.

Where else can one find, in one package deal, the richest and the poorest neighborhoods of an entire country, an extremely densely populated urban core of high-rises surrounded by the sea and framed by snowcapped mountains, and sixty-eight recorded ethnicities cohabitating in a swirling, ever changing playground?

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I got lazy

I usually take my camera with me to work, but not today. And sure enough, we had this afternoon the most extraordinary display of Mother Nature’s incredible imagination. It was late, the sun was low and the weather moody. Lots of multilayered clouds and a big rain storm headed our way. And yet, while the…

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Movie night in Vancouver – Lord of War

"While private gunrunners continue to thrive, the world’s biggest arms suppliers are the U.S., U.K., Russia, France and China. They also are the five permanent members of the U.N. security council." These two sentences appearing before the end credits of Andrew Niccol’s Lord of War are probably the strongest message of the whole movie. The…

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