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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Almost 2009!!

Happy New year !!!!! wwooohooo 2009 is almost here! hope everybody start a great 2009 full of good health, money and love!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!!

Hope everyone has a great holidays!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Spirit

That is what I call Christmas Spirit!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Cold as ICE!!!

Has been so cold the last few days in Vancouver, that the water fountains are freezer, click to enlarge photograph!! bbrrr
This particular one in Burrard street by the Bentall Center.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Stanley Park cross country style

This is exactly what you are thinking...someone doing cross country ski at the beach by Stanley park...isn't that awesome??...I was actually talking to my boyfriend about having fun with boards by the beach... ha ha ah no lift need it!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today's Blizzard!!!

This was downtown Vancouver today!!! bbrrrr

Monday, December 15, 2008

Snow Blossom

Special of the day...SNOW BLOSSOM!!! Winter is officially here, minus temperatures and the snow blossoms all around...bbr

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Winter look

The Vancouver Hotel's winter look is perfect for a Horror movie, don't you agree?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wall Center...

There is something about the Wall Center that I like...but Im not sure yet what or how to explain it...here by the Moonlight...

Have to do an evening photo to show the TIR lights I have mention before here

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lights of Hope 2008

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the “Lights of Hope” display is just that, a display, but a very large and colorful one!!. And taking into account that it is for a good cause (funds go towards buying new equipment for the hospital, thus providing better care for the patients this year goal is 2.1 millions wooohhh), the few minutes it takes to appreciate the lights is still worth the detour.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Jingle Bades

Last Week end I had the chance to see this amazing girls on the Jingle Blades 2008 Figure Skating competition...what a show!
I probably couldnt stand on those tinny blades fro more than 10 min with out falling or wobble around like a monkey... he he he I did learn how to roller blade this past summer!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bored Photographer

ok..so this is what a photographer in Vancouver, does when its bored....oh well maybe is just me!???... ah ah ah

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bultzen lake

This beautiful lake is in the Port Moody area in Vancouver. Has many attractions year round, and a beautiful trail that goes all around the park and the river...watch out for bears!!!
Can't wait to run it again!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Theme Day:Circles/Spheres

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
I kind of got a circle around the boy with the water...fun to try hope you see it too!!!
Was away for few days no internet...no blog..nice to be back!! almost 100 post!!! yyeeahhh

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Clean Beach

Vancouver Park and recreation boards keeping our beaches clean...great for the morning romance ( look left on screen) . Morning lovers!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Vancouver Wall Center & TIR Systems

Vancouver innovative technology lighting up the world*!

Vancouver: Founded in 1982 in Vancouver TIR Systems is the leading edge of optoelectronic technology for lighting, the most significant advancement in lighting since the invention of the light bulb.

TIR has become a world leader in delivering specialty lighting as a result of prism light guide technology developed by University of British Columbia physicist Lorne A. Whitehead.

The 'Light Pipe' is at the forefront of TIR's success. Light Pipes on all three towers of trendy Wall Centre have become its signature on Vancouver's skyline-by-night. The Light Pipes, located at tower pinnacles, are, in this case, 36-foot high, six inch wide tubes each lit by a single 250 watt metal halide bulb. Based on "TIR" or total internal reflection of light beamed from a small bulb down an internally coated tube, the Light Pipes are visible for miles around the city.

Primarily aimed at illuminated masting and spires of significant buildings the first use of the patented technology was in Vancouver's Wall Centre but taken up in new high-profile structures in New York, Frankfurt, Boston, Philadelphia, Hong Kong and other world cities.

The 3 Buildings of Wall Centre Vancouver

Building Floors Year
completed One Wall Centre 48 2001
completed Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel 35 1994
completed Suites at Wall Centre 30 1995

- Situated is on an entire city block bounded by Burrard (W), Nelson (N), Hornby (E) and Helmcken Streets (S).
- Over 1,000 hotel and condo units in the complex.
- All three towers have TIR Light Pipes on top.
- Site was originally occupied by the Dawson primary school and King George Secondary School.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jaque Mate

Is very usual to find this kind of scenes by the Vancouver Art Gallery, on Robson's square. Today I was lucky to watch this man while he jake mate his oponent, I was able to read his lips has he say those 2 magic words, can you see the triumph on his smile??...another great Autumn day in Vancouver.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Downtown Alleys

I think I have post some downtown alleys before...now is getting colder and they look empty...no so many homeless people or junkys around. Sad I know.
will try to go and catch the picturesque one...many have some really cool grafittis, Im just scared to go alone...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

the wings

Canada Place is the building with cool white gigant looking kind of wings as the roof. Situated on the Burrard Inlet waterfront of downtown Vancouver. It is the home of the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Pan Pacific Hotel, Vancouver's World Trade Centre, and the world's first permanent IMAX 3D theatre. It is also the main cruise ship terminal for the region, where most of Vancouver's famous cruises to Alaska originate. It was constructed for Expo 86 as the pavilion for Canada and was the only venue for the fair that was not at the main site on the north shore of False Creek. It can be reached via the SkyTrain line at the nearby Waterfront Station terminus. The striking white sails of the building has made it a prominent landmark for the city, as well as drawing comparisons to the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia and the Denver International Airport in Denver, Colorado.
The structure was expanded in 2001 to accommodate another cruise ship berth. As of 2007, construction is under way on a companion building immediately to the northwest which, like Canada Place, is being built over the water and, when complete, will contain additional Convention Centre facilities as well as serve as the international media centre for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kids at Sunset Beach

This is a Polaroid I did yesterday at sunset beach. Sx-70 Manipulation.
Kids playing at sunset beach is a regular activity for kinder gardens on the area...there are many adults taking care of them ( I dont show them here) but there is nothing to worry about!! There were so much joy in their laughs while running around with those big logs...was fun to watch on a cold Autumn day.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Theme Day:Circles/Spheres

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
I kind of got a circle around the boy with the water...fun to try hope you see it too!!!
Was away for few days no internet...no blog..nice to be back!! almost 100 post!!! yyeeahhh


Monday, November 10, 2008

Vancouver acuatic center.

Vancouver's nine indoor pools are open year-round from early morning to late evening making it easy to fit busy schedules into programs for length swimming, aquafit classes or learn-to-swim lessons and more. Park Board pools are located throughout the City, are readily affordable and accessible to all. Here in Vancouver it is so easy take the plunge and get wet!

I love going every morning to 1050 Beach Avenue where the 50 mt indoor pool of the Vancouver acuatic center is located on the west end, with the following features Diving Board, Diving Tower, Elevator, Family Change Room, Fitness Centre, Flexipass, LAC, Leisure Pool, Rope Swing, Sauna, Whirlpool, Slide, and is all Wheelchair Accessible!!
One place not to be missed on a visit to the west end!

sorry troubles uploading the photo since yesterday...finally here it is

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Remember souvenir

The Poppies are use to remember those who fought in wars.
Remembrance day is November 11th and this flowers will be worn until that day.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

FitnessLicious Gangsta Dolls Photoshoot!

That is the view you get when you are just assisting and timming each model...20 models photo shoot marathon on saturday! Busy but oh god so much fun. Main photographer was Gaby Saliba...sucha nice and pro with the girls, was a plesure to help out on the shooting! check it out! This are Fitnesslicious girls

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Zombies on Robsons street

Happy Halloween for the ones who celebrate...this Optic store at Robson@Grandville street always have fantastic windows...will post more often some of their "unusual optic style"...this is definitely a corner that makes you stop for a second look.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sleepy afternoon...

this days can be forgotten..the rain  is hereeeeeee...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Shopping season?

Its sad enough to see the volume of homeless people on the streets of Vancouver, now even more disturbing is to know the rainy season is coming...but that fact does not really seams to disturb them as much as I could think, they walk around smily after all ( Good for them!) many as we know with shooping cars, looking for what this end of season is offering...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Silvia...

The Sylvia was designed as an apartment building by Mr. W.P. White, a Seattle architect. It was built in 1912 by Booker, Campbell and Whipple Construction Company for a Mr. Goldstein, who had a daughter named Sylvia. During the Depression the Sylvia Court Apartments fell on hard times, and in 1936 the building was converted into an apartment hotel. With the advent of World War II, many of the suites were converted to rooms, in order to provide accommodation for the merchant-marine crews.
After the war the number of permanent residents in the hotel gradually decreased, until by the sixties the Sylvia had become a completely transient full-service hotel. In 1954 it opened the first cocktail bar in Vancouver. Until 1958 the Sylvia Hotel was the tallest building in the West End. A well known landmark, its brick and terra-cotta extension softened by the Virginia creeper that now completely covers the Gilford Street side of the hotel.

In 1975 the Sylvia was designated by the City of Vancouver as a heritage building, thereby ensuring its survival for many years to come.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

BFF Award

This morning I received the best surprise ever!! an Award, the BFF award FROM A FELLOW BLOGGER, one I truly admired, Selim from IZMIR daily photo.
I had no idea this prize existed until now... I AM VERY HAPPY, FLATTERED AND HONOURED... THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Now it is my turn to give the award to five fellow bloggers according to following rules:
1. Only five people are allowed
2. Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award
Well, I would like to present the same award, although it's really very hard to select only five:

1. Katney
3.Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Vancouver Street's Mosaics

We find this all over Downtown...yes not only the sad picture of the feets on the ground, you can find this pistoresque handmade mosaics.

Title:On the Scene

Located at the southeast corner of Robson and Burrard Streets.

A stroll through Vancouver’s vibrant shopping district on a sunny summer afternoon is an experience not to be missed by tourists and residents alike. This mosaic displays three friends taking in the scene and enjoying the pleasant ambience that permeates the downtown core. From Robson Street to the Granville Strip, dining, shopping and sightseeing are a cultural experience that mosaic artist Liz Calvin has adeptly captured in this tile. Utilizing subtle colours and filtering them with oranges and reds in bright tones, this mosaic conveys the feel of Vancouver’s happy easy-going nature that appeals to all.

In celebration of its 15th anniversary in 2005, the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) launched a public art project aimed at beautifying downtown streetscapes. The project involved a collaborative process between DVBIA members and a team of artists to create 12 original tile mosaics, each measuring nine square feet and permanently installed in city sidewalks throughout the DVBIA’s 90 block area.

Phase two of the Mosaic Art Tiles Project creates six more tiles to add to the collection.

As they did in 2005, accomplished local mosaic artists Liz Calvin and Bruce Walther have spearheaded the design and production of the mosaics.

The piece-by-piece creation of the mosaics took place during the seven weeks of the Cultural Olympiad 2008. Artisans worked in Sinclair Centre where Vancouverites and visitors could watch the designs come to life, ask questions and interact with the artists. Members of the public were also invited to help design two of the mosaics.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Autumn Colors

This are truly Autumn Colors...isn't nature just amazing???...Vancouver is full of old Oaks and Maples that turns the city into a multicolor festival. 

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Totem Poles Park at Stanley Park

Situated just off the seawall beside the Brockton Oval cricket pitch are eight totem poles. Each has a story that breathes life into it. Each is connected to the land on which it stands in more than just a physical sense.

In 2001 an interpretive centre was established by constructing a separate structure housing working areas, lots of signage, a gift shop for related items and a refreshment outlet. The totem poles themselves were treated to un upgrade in the landscaping around them. More signage was put in place to deal with the stories related to each of them individually.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Under the Bridge

I have probably already post about the Lions gate bridge, but I not only like this bridge so much I also wanted to bring some colors back into todays greys...YES it was pooring down and felt like deeply into the winter blues...bbrrrr
now lets cross to the summer side...I was almost on my stomach when I took this photo, I could smell the pavement and the seawulls last food, I dont have a real wide angle lens so had to do my best between getting into the bushes and as lower as possible...yeah Imagine how funny I must have looked...exactly! I think it was worth it..what do you think?

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