Quaint and Futuristic

Quaint and Futuristic

I'm not sure when the little Granville Island Ferries started plying the rough waters of False Creek, but using them to motor my way across and around the waterfront was definitely something that I was looking forward to on my last trip back to Vancouver. It was a must.

That trip also allowed me to see, in person, the new retractable roof that has been added to BC Place Stadium. It's a big change but I have to say I like it. Especially at night when it is completely lit up. Impressive.

When I moved away, in 2010, they had the old roof off but the new one was still under construction. That was strange enough - not seeing the familiar dome at the end of Robson Street - but it was really weird seeing those spiky support structures for the first time. Especially so since my first sight of it was at the corner of Robson and Beatty, at night, alight. If you're not from Vancouver, I could describe that intersection as the front doorstep of the stadium.

I have a photograph from 2008 showing the old roof of the stadium.

Both the ferries and the stadium are part of my Vancouver. They're a part of my downtown.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-12-27 23:32:54
Posted: 2013-01-29 | 18:55





Quaint and Futuristic

Quaint and Futuristic

I'm not sure when the little Granville Island Ferries started plying the rough waters of False Creek, but using them to motor my way across and around the waterfront was definitely something that I was looking forward to on my last trip back to Vancouver. It was a must.

That trip also allowed me to see, in person, the new retractable roof that has been added to BC Place Stadium. It's a big change but I have to say I like it. Especially at night when it is completely lit up. Impressive.

When I moved away, in 2010, they had the old roof off but the new one was still under construction. That was strange enough - not seeing the familiar dome at the end of Robson Street - but it was really weird seeing those spiky support structures for the first time. Especially so since my first sight of it was at the corner of Robson and Beatty, at night, alight. If you're not from Vancouver, I could describe that intersection as the front doorstep of the stadium.

I have a photograph from 2008 showing the old roof of the stadium.

Both the ferries and the stadium are part of my Vancouver. They're a part of my downtown.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 50 mm
35mm Focal Length: 75 mm
Exposure: 1/20 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-12-27 23:32:54
Posted: 2013-01-29 | 18:55


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