Location:Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver BC
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Artist Jun Ren (China)
Location:Vanier Park,Vancouver BC
The impressive crab sculpture at the entrance to the Space Centre was created by George Norris. Beneath the plaque in the foreground is a time capsule to be opened on Canada's Bicentennial in 2067
Located next to the Space Centre, the Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory features a ½-metre Cassegrain telescope to explore the skies around Vancouver. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff and volunteers will guide your exploration and answer your questions.
Location:Vanier Park, Vancouver BC
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It reminded me of a lecture I had attended on Remembrance Day by Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire. Most of his talk focused on the awareness of child soldiers and prevention. He speaks about the empowerment of the women and education of the children. Please take a minute to visit his website http://www.romeodallaire.com/child-soldiers.html
This is a powerful exhibit when you STOP and think of how it can be applied
Location:Vanier Park, Vancouver BC
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Embedded In the walkway at the entrance to the school is a maple leaf, surrounded by memorial bricks remembering some of the people of North Vancouver.
To the side of the walkway are stacks of concrete books of different heights and layouts. A beautiful sight as you approach the old school
Thursday, March 24, 2011
There are many events recorded here. I was particularly interested in the 2nd Narrows Bridge story and found this account of the incidents in Re:Place Magazine "In the 1930's a barge, Pacific Gatherer, going under the Second Narrows Bridge (the 1925 version, long gone) got stuck beneath the span . . . at low tide. Witnesses looked on in helpless horror as the tide began to rise, the barge began to crush against the bridge, and the bridge began to buckle. No one was hurt, but the span would be put out of commission for four years. It had been hit by ships three times before the barge incident, and would be hit again after it was repaired. It came to be known as “The Bridge of Sighs,” and would be demolished by 1970"
Very close to the band I found this wonderful compass embedded in the sidewalk
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Location:North Vancouver Wharf
Monday, March 21, 2011
This large Wooden Owl can be seen on the way to the Millennium Line the train that links YVR to the Seabus and downtown Vancouver. Both are a great addition to YVR
Location:Vancouver Airport YVR
Sunday, March 20, 2011
A similar statue can be found at the Albert Dock in Liverpool, England. A bronze sculpture by Mark De Graffenried, 2001. This statue of a young family commemorates migration from Liverpool to the new world. It was given to the people of Liverpool by the Mormon Church as a tribute to the many families from all over Europe who embarked on a brave and pioneering voyage from Liverpool to start a new life in America and Canada. The child stepping forward at the front symbolises migration to the unknown world, whilst the child playing with a crab at the rear of the statue indicates a deep association with the sea.
Two hundred years ago, False Creek went through to Burrard Inlet and Lost Lagoon. The mural on the west wall of the old Capers store in Dundarave Village depicts a June morning in 1792 when the Discovery, the Chatham, the Sutil and the Mexicana anchored near the island that today is Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver. The British Captain, George Vancouver, breakfasted with his Spanish counterparts, Dionisio Galiano and Cayetano Valdez. They were the first to explore Indian Arm which the Spanish named "Canal de Sasamat".
The plaque reads: The Korean Veterans Association of BC gratefully appreciates the generosity of the city of Burnaby for donating the site in Central Park.......
This was my first visit to Central Park and it was if the wild life were saying "good morning, welcome"
I walked further into the Park and came across a beautiful lake where you can sit on a bench near by and watch the wild life.
I was intrigued by the area where horseshoes are a competitive sport played mostly in the summer.
On my way around the park I noticed many families out for a stroll. The play area is a great place to stop and watch the children enjoy a well planned slide area.
Location:Central Park Burnaby
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It is known that St. Patrick was born in Britain to wealthy parents near the end of the fourth century. He is believed to have died on March 17, around 460 A.D. Although his father was a Christian deacon, it has been suggested that he probably took on the role because of tax incentives and there is no evidence that Patrick came from a particularly religious family. At the age of sixteen, Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who were attacking his family's estate. They transported him to Ireland where he spent six years in captivity. During this time, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and away from people. Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian. It is also believed that St Patrick first began to dream of converting the Irish people to Christianity during his captivity.
On my travels around England I came across this sacred spot in the middle of a council estate in Liverpool. The plaque reads "Near this spot stood the mediaeval Saint Patricks Cross which traditionally was believed to mark the place where Saint Patrick preached before sailing to Ireland in AD 432"
Wishing you the luck of the Irish Happy Saint Patricks Day
Location:Saint Patricks Church, Vancouver BC
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Deep Cove Cultural Centre building is a combination of 130 seat air conditioned studio theatre, the Deep Cove Heritage Society and the Seymour Art Gallery. It stands on the exact spot where the first permanent settlers the Moore's house and store once stood. I recently attended a play "Blithe Spirit" at the theatre, fabulous venue, excellent acting and to top it all an incredible art show during the interval.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Location:Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Location:Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This mural I found on the corner of Powell and Clark a fabulously colourful sight when driving by the grey buildings. Inscribed at the bottom of the mural "The Earth Giveth And The Earth Taketh Away"
Location:Powell Street, Vancouver
Sunday, March 6, 2011
A plaque with the names of those who lost their lives while serving with the Royal Canadian Navy during the second World War, the focal photo point being Lt. Hamton Grey UC. of the fleet Air Arm. Lt. Hamton Grey was the only member who was awarded the Victoria Cross.
On the North side of the monument area stand four flags, the Canadian Flag, the Navy White Ensign, the Canadian Red Maritime Ensign, and the British Columbia Flag.
Location:Waterfront Park, North Vancouver BC
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Activity in Fort Langley reach its peak with the Gold Rush of 1858. Prospectors would depart from Fort Langley on their trek to find their fortune.
In 1923 Fort Langley was declared a site of national historic importance. In 1955 it was established as a National Historic Park. Many historical works of art are displayed throughout the buildings on site.
Demonstrations by the local people of the time are both interesting and educational.
Great photo shoot opportunities for visitors
Location:Fort Langley, BC Canada
Thursday, March 3, 2011
The Opera Walk is a collection of dramatic faces of opera characters that are carved into the stone walls and fountains.
Spectacular sight and a must to visit in the summer
Location:Hastings Park, Vancouver BC