Pictures taken in and around Vancouver, British Columbia (Canadialand)
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.
The Orpheum in Vancouver - perhaps familiar because it was used in the new Battlestar Galactica, but if not it's still very pretty =)
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.
A closeup of the tapestry hanging in the Orpheumin Vancouver (Canada)
You can tell the state of a civilisation by the fire hydrants they have... well polished copper = high
I think this one is in front of the CIBC building, but I'm not 100% sure anymore...
The Surrey part of the Simon Fraser Univesity annex mall was quite architect-y
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A "closeup" of the dome of the funky domed building chapel thingy awning something mooble. Mmmmm lines.
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!
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 ^_^;
Unintentional irony (the best kind of irony): Welcome to historic gastown! Please observe the hypermodern office building on your right as you enter.
The name of this place eludes me; it's opposed the BC ferry port in Vancouver. I love the geometrical architecture of this.
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.