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4 cities, 8 hours: New Year’s Day 2016 in Vancouver

I’ve photographed the greater Vancouver area in separate 16-hour “marathons” on Canada Day (1 July) over the last few years. With the length of a winter day halved to 8 hours, I made a similar photowalk on New Year’s Day 2015. For New Year’s Day 2016, conditions began with morning fog giving way to afternoon sun and a high temperature of +2C (upper-30s F). I traveled to four locations, covering 103 kilometres with public transport; see below.

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Steveston Fish Market, Steveston Public Fish Sales Float, Steveston Landing, Fisherman's Wharf, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Vancouver: Steveston’s seafood bounty from the Salish Sea

When a wae lad was I, I did not like the smells wafting out from the fishmongers or the meat butchers in Vancouver’s Chinatown. Yet, those memories provided important lessons about food, and about how fresh fish and meat should smell before preparation and consumption.

I’ve also been thinking lately of a number of fish markets from around the world, because varied recollections of sight, smell, and taste occupy warm fuzzy places in my memory palace. They are: Lexington Market (Faidley Seafood crab cakes!) in Baltimore, US; Ben Thanh market in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Altona Fischmarkt in Hamburg, Germany; and Mercado de pescados y mariscos in Coquimbo, Chile.

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"Cap Crusher", Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver embraces spring in grand style

The first few days of spring in Vancouver, Canada have seen sun, first signs of new life, and warm temperatures reaching +15C (60F). The days have highlighted a clear advantage for being present in the “Canadian Southwest,” compared to the lingering winter hanging on so desperately in other parts of the country.

Over an 11-hour period, I’m fortunate to catch a few special moments:


MacLean Park, Strathcona, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Tai chi for early risers – MacLean Park, Strathcona

MacLean Park, Strathcona, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Morning flight – MacLean Park, Strathcona

"Cap Crusher", Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Photo finish – North Vancouver

Capilano Canyon, Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Sisters (The Lions) – North Vancouver

Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Spring stroll by the river – Garry Point Park, Steveston

Fraser River, Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea, Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Double take (times 7) – Fraser River

Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Flights of fancy – Garry Point Park, Steveston

Strait of Georgia, Salish Sea, Garry Point Park, Steveston, Richmond, BC, Canada

Human detectors – Georgia Strait (Salish Sea)

Academic Quadrangle, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Pour water, Instant campus – Simon Fraser University

Convocation Mall, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Sunset in springtime, shapes, and silhouettes – Simon Fraser University

West Mall Complex, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Sun(set) dog, 22-degree halo – Simon Fraser University


I made the photos above on 23 March 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-4Mt.

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