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Thurlow, between Comox and Pendrell: from St. Paul's Hospital - 31 Jul 2014, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: pointing to the spot

Almost 52 weeks to the day of this very post.

A full year since Dad slipped away into the morning light.

Out of agony comes moments of serendipity and inner splendour, where all the pieces fit together in a single moment’s notice.

On the top floor of St. Paul’s Hospital the view of Vancouver’s downtown peninsula stretches over multiple towers and beyond to forested hills and mountains of the North Shore. Looking down anticipates a convergence at the right time of day, where ideal geometry and illumination conditions unite into a moment of fortune, humour, and beauty.

I made the photo in Vancouver, BC, Canada on 31 July 2014 with the Canon EOS6D, EF 24-105 f/4L zoom-lens, and the following settings: 1/320s, f/16, ISO400, and 92mm focal length. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-5ud.

Olympic cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 2010 Winter Olympics, downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver city at night

The photos below show some familiar landmarks and favourite places in Vancouver at night.


Sculpture by Gathie Falk, installed 1991 at Canada Place, The Lions, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Salute to the Lions of Vancouver”, by Gathie Falk, 1991 : Canada Place

Canada Place, The Lions, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“Salute to the Lions of Vancouver”, by Gathie Falk, 1991 : Canada Place

SeaBus, Port of Metro Vancouver Centerm, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SeaBus, CenTerm Port of Metro Vancouver

Downtown, dusk, Harbour Centre, Granville St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downtown at dusk, 1 of 2

Downtown, dusk, SeaBus, Waterfront Station, Woodwards sign, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Downtown at dusk, 2 of 2

Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Illumination from the Convention Centre

Lions Gate Bridge, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet, Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lights from Lions Gate Bridge, Cypress Mountain

Vancouver Convention Centre, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver Convention Centre

The Drop, Inges Idee, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Drop”, by Inges Idee (2009) : Vancouver Convention Centre

Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sails at Canada Place

Olympic cauldron, Jack Poole Plaza, 2010 Winter Olympics, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Silent Olympic cauldron reaches out to Grouse Mountain

West End, downtown, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lights near and far, glass and hill

Granville Island Public Market, Granville Island, False Creek, Granville Bridge, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Granville Island Public Market

Burrard Bridge, Granville Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Burrard Bridge, from Granville Bridge

North (city) pylon, Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

North (city) pylon, Burrard Bridge

North (city) pylon south to central truss, east side of Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Looking through, Burrard Bridge

Burrard Bridge, False Creek, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Lines are drawn, Burrard Bridge

fog, First Beach, English Bay, ayyulshun, Salish Sea, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Foggy’s dark lines at First Beach

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

“Sands and Milestones”, Denman at Davie

Vancouver Public Library, Central, downtown, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Central’s lights, Vancouver Public Library

downtown, West Georgia, Hamilton, CBC, SRC, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC, Canada

West Georgia at Hamilton

BC Place Stadium, downtown, Georgia Viaduct, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Where am I?

downtown, Granville St., West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Great White Way”: north on Granville to West Georgia

downtown, Granville St., Robson St., Orpheum, Vogue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

“The Great White Way”: south on Granville, from Robson


•   Vancouver by day (2012).

I made these photos in January and February 2012. This post is published on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-1Bp.

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.

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