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Canada Day 2015, Canada Place, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada, fotoeins.com

3rd edition: 16-hour Canada Day marathon in Vancouver (2015)

Canada Day 2015.

16-plus hours, over 200 kilometres on the road, over 560 frames made.

For the 3rd consecutive year, I’ve embarked on another marathon to photograph some of the places and activities during Canada Day in the greater Vancouver area. In this 2015 edition, I’ve collected 20 photographs throughout the holiday, including photographs at sunrise and sunset. This year’s marathon follows my effort last year (2014) and the debut effort in 2013.

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Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 1 July 2014, fotoeins.com

Another 16-hour Canada Day marathon in Vancouver (2014)

The forecast called for a hot mostly sunny day to celebrate Canada’s national holiday on the 1st of July. It’s another invitation to continue exploring my birthplace here in Vancouver, British Columbia. Spanning a period of 16-plus hours including sunrise and sunset, I’ve collected 20 photographs among 100 kilometres (60 miles) of travel throughout the region. This year’s marathon follows last year’s debut effort.

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Summer solstice sunset silhouette at the Salish Sea : Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada - 21 Jun 2014, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: summer solstice sunset silhouette

On a beautiful warm sunny day on Canada’s West Coast, the first day of summer feels like the everybody in Vancouver shows up in parks and beaches. There are countless numbers of bicyclists; rollerbladers; people walking the Seawall; families, children giggling away, babies in strollers; people walking their dogs, and people on the beach to get their tan on. I’m glad my friend, Megan, was with me to watch this magnificent sunset.

Two additional summertime shots appear here and here.

What’s your favourite memory of summer? Please leave your comments below!

I made the photo above at Second Beach in Vancouver’s Stanley Park on the evening of 2014’s summer solstice (21 June). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com, and also appears on Travel Photo Thursday for Nancie McKinnon’s Budget Travelers Sandbox.

Two vs. two volleyball: Spanish Banks East, Vancouver, BC, Canada - 18 Jul 2013, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: first day of northern summer

The solstice marks the longest (shortest) day of the year in the northern (southern) hemisphere. For many in Vancouver, Canada, it’s perfect beach weather for a picnic, a swim, a row, or simply watch people go by, followed by a sunset over the water. Another popular activity here at Spanish Banks is beach volleyball, either 2 versus 2, or a full 6 against 6.

I made the photo above at Spanish Banks in Vancouver, Canada, on 18 July 2013. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5aB.

English Bay, Vancouver, BC, Canada

My Vancouver: western beaches in winter (2012)

It’s easy to forget Vancouver has a number of beaches on both sides of Burrard Inlet. Returning to my hometown to begin my year-long around-the-world (RTW) trip was a good opportunity to revisit a number of places I hadn’t seen or visited in decades. One area was the “western beaches”; namely, Jericho Beach, Locarno Beach, and Spanish Banks along the northwest shoreline of the city.

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Inukshuk, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, West End, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver city by day

I was born and raised in the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I left Vancouver in 1994, and for the next 17 years, I hadn’t spent more than one to two weeks in any subsequent visit.

I returned to Vancouver on 2012 January 4 after leaving job, career, and country of residence behind. In the six following weeks, I discovered new aspects to my hometown, and rediscovered “old” things I hadn’t encountered in over 20 years.

With this gallery, I’m showing parts to Vancouver which make the city beautiful and compelling. Anyone can find these gems for themselves at no charge, apart from the cost of public transit, because, really, why are you driving around town? Another gallery showing Vancouver at night will be posted very soon.

Here is some more photo goodness from Vancouver:

I made the photos above on January 2011, January 2012, and February 2012. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com.

Super Sunday Sunset

Super Bowl Sunday : New York Giants 21 – New England Patriots 17.

This past Sunday the skies were beautiful, bright, and clear in Vancouver. That meant people were out and about to enjoy the short break in between the winter-grey blahs.

What about us?

We missed the entire game.

Instead, we hung out in downtown and the West End, and went to a couple of bars for some beer and drinks (in places where the game was not shown or not a priority). Eventually, we made our way to First Beach.

Here is evidence of a golden sunset over English Bay with the mountains of Vancouver Island in the distance …

English Bay, Georgia Strait, Salish Bay, sunset, Vancouver, CanadaEnglish Bay, Georgia Strait, Salish Bay, sunset, Vancouver, CanadaEnglish Bay, Georgia Strait, Salish Bay, sunset, Vancouver, Canada

That’s my kind of super Sunday.

I made all three photos above 5 February 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) and 70-300mm zoom-lens. This post appears originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).

Love story number 2

Kitsilano is a neighbourhood state of mind.

Even in good-natured (or ill-tempered) jibing between east and west, Kits distinguishes itself from other neighbourhoods in the city of Vancouver, Canada with its residents, unique shops, cafés, and restaurants.

But given what there is now, is it “Kitschilano”? Look hard enough, and the answer thankfully is no.

I spent a couple of hours walking in and out of various streets, and I found myself back at the waterfront.

Kitsilano is also well-known for its beach, particularly in the summer, when people lay out on the sand tanning from all-natural rays, gazing out into the water and imagining what lies beyond over the horizon.

In the winter, however, Kits is generally less hectic. It’s quiet time for locals who live here, for those riding bicycles north over the bridges onto the downtown peninsula, for people out walking their dogs, or for the proud parents with their toddlers or babies in their strollers.

When it’s grey, cool, and wet, there are fewer tourists around – the same can be said anywhere you go in Vancouver.

I am neither short-term tourist nor long-time resident.

But I was born here.

I spent over 25 years in breathing, living, and loving this cityspace.

One need not fear winter in Vancouver, although I’ve long since tired of rainfall. Even if conditions aren’t ideal, the place is always beautiful. It’s a simple but important reminder – all it takes is one look towards the North Shore mountains when the sun comes out to play.

Kitsilano, West End, VancouverKitsilano, West End, VancouverParked in the (Salish) sea.

Kitsilano, West End, VancouverIn the middle of five points.

Kitsilano, West End, VancouverKitsilano, West End, VancouverFront-lit illumination and forward scattering which makes rain appear “white”.

Kitsilano, West End, North Shore, VancouverWest End, towards the intersection of Davie, Denman, and Beach.

I made all of the photos above at a spot between the Kitsilano Yacht Club and the Kitsilano Beach Pool in Vancouver, Canada on 8 January 2011. I used the Canon EOS450D camera and 70-300mm zoom-lens. This post is published originally on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).

My other “love stories” include:

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