Yaletown Park

Yaletown Park

Somehow, this is a park. There's a sign that says so in gigantic letters in case you can't figure it out on your own. It says Yaletown Park.

To paraphrase Howard Kunstler: "a place so despotic that even the homeless don't want to be there". Maybe that's the point.

I have a bunch of faves here. The Ikea trees that look like they actually are being choked by brick hands. The anti urban-sport surface itself - any wheels smaller than a mountain bike's are obviously not welcome. The random granite gravestones that evoke the pleasant imagery of post-Katrina, New Orleans cemeteries. You can almost see the soaked caskets bulging up through the mounded, uneven ground. The black, prison-wall sound barriers that emphatically shout that you are standing next to one of the busiest exits from downtown. The obligatory chain-store coffee shop (thankfully, in this photo, obscured by one of the poor trees). It's a toss up really.

One can only imagine all of the enriching, community building activities that will happen in this valuable urban space in the years to come.

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Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 320


Taken: 2008-09-20 23:59:00
Posted: 2008-10-15 | 01:07





Yaletown Park

Yaletown Park

Somehow, this is a park. There's a sign that says so in gigantic letters in case you can't figure it out on your own. It says Yaletown Park.

To paraphrase Howard Kunstler: "a place so despotic that even the homeless don't want to be there". Maybe that's the point.

I have a bunch of faves here. The Ikea trees that look like they actually are being choked by brick hands. The anti urban-sport surface itself - any wheels smaller than a mountain bike's are obviously not welcome. The random granite gravestones that evoke the pleasant imagery of post-Katrina, New Orleans cemeteries. You can almost see the soaked caskets bulging up through the mounded, uneven ground. The black, prison-wall sound barriers that emphatically shout that you are standing next to one of the busiest exits from downtown. The obligatory chain-store coffee shop (thankfully, in this photo, obscured by one of the poor trees). It's a toss up really.

One can only imagine all of the enriching, community building activities that will happen in this valuable urban space in the years to come.

no geodata found

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D80
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/125 sec
Aperture: f 11
ISO: 320


Taken: 2008-09-20 23:59:00
Posted: 2008-10-15 | 01:07


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