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Vancouver pre-2008

Pictures taken in and around Vancouver, British Columbia (Canadialand)

2007-05-26 16:00:38


I know Cyn's going to explain to me that this is normal, but I still think that the juxtaposition between clean, neat streets where the cars go, and then the utterly ghetto back-alleys in between are the weirdest contrast in experiencing a city.

2007-05-26 16:00:44

Vancouver Orpheum

The Orpheum in Vancouver - perhaps familiar because it was used in the new Battlestar Galactica, but if not it's still very pretty =)

2007-05-26 16:00:49

Orpheum tapestry

The orpheum had a most intriguing tapestry hanging on one of its walls... If you miss it at first (like almost everyone), There is a person (well, not just any person... I love that woman ^_^) standing in the lower right to indicate the humongous size of the thing.

2007-05-26 16:01:23

Orpheum tapestry (closeup)

A closeup of the tapestry hanging in the Orpheumin Vancouver (Canada)

2007-05-27 15:40:05

A sign of civilisation

You can tell the state of a civilisation by the fire hydrants they have... well polished copper = high

2007-05-27 15:40:08

An orcas statue

I think this one is in front of the CIBC building, but I'm not 100% sure anymore...

2007-05-27 15:40:11

SFU surrey

The Surrey part of the Simon Fraser Univesity annex mall was quite architect-y

2007-05-27 15:40:14

SFU surrey

When we went down to the Surrey part of the Simon Fraser University to shoot some bears (and get a Blenz macchachillo...mmm) it turned out they were drastically rebuilding. I like line interplay. This was a perfect picture.

2007-05-27 15:40:17

Spirits In A Landscape

This is the "Spirits In A Landscape" sculpture .. of which I forgot where in downtown Vancouver it actually sits. I just liked the plasticity of the animals in it.

2007-05-27 15:40:20

Assymetric architecture

This is inside a building quite near Canada Place, which we went in because my most wonderful accompaniment had to powder her nose. The last thing I expected was a random "office supply, cellphone minutes and lottery tickets" store on the main floor.

2007-05-27 15:40:21

A friendly gul

While walking around Canada Place (brilliant name for a building isn't it?) this gul decided it felt zen enough to let me just stand right next to it and take a few pictures. A Japanese couple was quite astounded and tried to do the same after I finished, though it didn't quite like them as much.

2007-05-27 15:40:24

Design irony

I'm all over irony when it's unintentional. Take this for instance: we want to keep you out, so we've put up barbed wire... but we're not complete jerks, so here's the entire gas and electrical system for you to mess with if you happen to have a long enough stick.

2007-05-27 15:40:27

The domed building dome

A "closeup" of the dome of the funky domed building chapel thingy awning something mooble. Mmmmm lines.

2007-05-27 15:40:30

Domed building

I don't quite know what this building is for (it seems to mostly just be decorative chapely, you can walk right under it) but I do know I like what the sun does with its dome roof!

2007-05-27 15:40:32

Dual architecture

I wish it'd been better weather when I shot this. I will confess, this is two buildings that happen to "align" in a funky way if you're at the right angle ^_^;

2007-05-27 15:40:34

Gateway to historic gastown indeed

Unintentional irony (the best kind of irony): Welcome to historic gastown! Please observe the hypermodern office building on your right as you enter.

2007-05-27 15:40:37

Geometric architecture

The name of this place eludes me; it's opposed the BC ferry port in Vancouver. I love the geometrical architecture of this.

2007-05-27 15:40:39

Natural compositional irony

This is the kind of image someone might try to create after lots of thinking... but then naturally occuring. The juxtaposition between the expensive store and the lonesome single lady's shoe on the steps made me laugh a lot before taking this picture.

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