... where to stay...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Last Homer!

Today was the last game for the Canadians at Home, the Nat Bailey Stadium.
Not only bright sun and great atmosphere were today present at the Nat...

One of the most exiting moments today was when the hole team gather and sang the national Canadian anthem ..uff almost brought me to tears...
(Im the shorty girl behind the team...too shorty that the photo didn't turn out so good..was worth the try...more than that I love this photo of me trying!! Thanks babe!!!ah ah ah )

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fire Alarm!

Our panorama this morning at home...we woke up by the Fire alarm.. got up and went out, not really as fast as we should I guess.

Thanks god nothing mayor happens, just a over toaster that was left on during the night happens to over heat ( obviously) and well raise the alarm once a small fire started...also good thing that happens early morning and not during the night...that would not have been funny at all.

I can say now at least we got to met few neighbors...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lunch Break

I see this guy every day taking his lunch break...actually this is his tea time break.
I think he is the Chef.

My balcony has this view, not very charming, but truly a downtown alley view!

Love living downtown!!! yeahhhh

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


PNE, Pacific National Exhibition

Im out of here

Too many rainy days to come...Im out of here!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rainy Day

Rain and Vancouver...kind of normal.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Heritage Houses

West-end heritage Houses.
This ones in Particular by Pendrell street...

Beautifully maintain this downtown houses.
Wish I could live in there too!! Just get to see them from across the street...maybe one day .

This belog to a coop and must get into a waiting list and requirements system, not sure will research and give some info about it.

hope you like them as much as I do.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Gassy Jack

Vancouver's history as a city has its roots in what was a tiny settlement nicknamed Gastown. The name Gastown came into use because a Fraser River pilot turned saloonkeeper with the name Capt. John 'Gassy Jack' Deighton was in 1867 the first settler on the site from which Vancouver was to evolve. (In Victorian times the term 'to gas' referred to talking a lot, something which Captain Deighton had become famous for.) It is said that Deighton had erected his saloon at Luck-Lucky which meant grove of maple trees close to Stamp's Mill (near what is now the foot of Gore) with the help of eager workers from the mill just 24 hours after arriving on the shores of Burrard Inlet. He called it the Globe Saloon after his former saloon in New Westminster.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gastown Steam Clock

A steam clock is a clock which is fully or partially powered by a steam engine. Only a few functioning steam clocks exist, most designed and built by Canadian horologist Raymond Saunders for display in urban public spaces. Steam clocks built by Saunders are located in Otaru, Japan; Indianapolis, USA; and the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Whistler and Port Coquitlam, all in British Columbia. Steam clocks by other makers are installed in Jersey and at the Chelsea Farmers' Market in London, England.

Although they are often styled to appear as 19th-century antiques, steam clocks are a more recent phenomenon inspired by the Gastown steam clock built by Saunders in 1977. One exception is the steam clock built in the 19th century by Birmingham engineer John Inshaw to demonstrate the versatility of steam power.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

BC Place Stadium

The stadium, completed in 1983, was built as part of the preparation for the 1986 World's Fair, Expo 86. It is the world's largest air-supported domed stadium and can seat 60,000 in its mixture of permanent and portable light-blue plastic seats. It was also built to attract a Major League Baseball team in the 80s and 90s.

One of the first major events held in the stadium was Queen Elizabeth inviting the world to Expo 86. The stadium was used for the opening and closing ceremonies of Expo '86 and to much fanfare, Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Vancouver and officially opened Expo by speech in BC Place on May 2nd, 1986.

Currently, its main sports tenant is the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League; it was also home of the Vancouver Whitecaps of the North American Soccer League in the early 1980s. The Whitecaps played the first sporting event in the stadium in 1983, against the Seattle Sounders. The last NASL Soccer Bowl was also held at BC Place.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Lions

The Lions is a prominent landmark. The western summit is higher and a more popular climb. The East Lion at 1599 metres (5245 ft.) might not be as high, but is more difficult than the West Lion that is 1646 metres (5401 ft.) in height. My big Goal is to climb up there!! for now keep on training on trails running only...one day folks one day...

The tallest building downtown is the Shangri-La, Hotel and Homes, they go as high as 4.5 million still 5 available...The 119-room hotel will occupy the first fifteen floors of a new 61-story landmark building, the tallest in Vancouver, with cutting-edge architectural design. The mixed use complex will showcase innovative residential living; a sculpture galleria, curated by the Vancouver Art Gallery; high-end retail shops; live/work condominiums, creative restaurants and the Shangri-La Hotel, all in all "the best of cosmopolitan West Coast life".

Fairmont Vancouver, the triangular roof is one of my favorites buildings downtown, will do some close ups of the gargles soon, promise!

Monday, August 18, 2008


This AMAZING Sculpture was constructed originally by Alvin Kanak of Rankin Inlet, this monument was commissioned by the Government of the Northwest Territories for its pavilion at Expo 86, and given to the City of Vancouver.

Permanent location of the Inukshuk on this site was sponsored as a gift to the city in 1987 by Coast Hotels through the Vancouver Legacies Programs.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Burrard Street Bridge

This beautiful 6 lane Arte Deco style bridge was design by the Architect George Lister Thornton Sharp, built together with Engineer John R. Grant.

The Burrard Street Bridge, opened July 1, 1932, was built to provide a high-level crossing from Vancouver to the south-western neighbourhoods in Kitsilano, by connecting Burrard Street to Cedar Street. After completion, Burrard was extended through to the base of downtown and Cedar Street disappeared.

As a tribute to Canadian World War I prisoners of war, who huddled around open fires in their prison camps, John Grant had the idea to install huge lamps at both ends of the span.


  • Persons cross per hour: 8,000 - 9,000 (peak times)
  • Lone drivers: 49%
  • Car poolers: 21%
  • Transit riders: 21%
  • Cyclists: 5%
  • Walkers: 4%

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Lost Lagoon

This is one of the entrance to the lost lagoon, at Stanley Park. A pretty nice one and kind of hiding! Here you can find different kind of water fowls and off course many many Canada Geese ( none on the photo ahhh) quiet lovely corner.

Friday, August 15, 2008

North-East Side

This is the North East side of the Seawall around Stanley Park,
in a cloudy day the beauty still remains.

Canada Place is visible at the far together with the many skyscrapers that compose the main downtown area.

Seawall north-east side is my favorite part when roller blading, loads to see and less traffic ...well sometimes.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Downtown Marina

High and Low Tide on this days.
So low here...you can walk to the boats...

Downtown view from Stanley park .
Never get tired of this place and amusing sceneries.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The end of the Line

The end of the line, by Grandville island.
raccoons live here!!!...they read the news papper out there uhm.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Traffic in Vancouver can go Crazy , like in any other big Metropolis surrounded by Bridges...
two lanes north yeahhh...normally not our case. I was biking when I took this photo.

Monday, August 11, 2008


The famous downtown Seawall is 8.8 km (5.5 mi) long. Was opened on September 27, 1888 dedicated by Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada on October 29, 1889.

This downtown loop around the park gets more than 8 million visitors each year. isn't that amazing?...I run, bike and roller blade around it 3 times a week or more, and well yes you always get to see tourist flow no matter what, shine or rain, and here rains a lot folks.

Actually Im going roller blading now and enjoy the beautiful sunshine we have today.
PS: Lion's gate bridge on the background...love that bridge!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Downtown back Alleys

The Alleys downtown Vancouver have that mysterious look, between dirt and arty farty kind of look...oh god I like those alleys...they can smell pretty bad. You get to see some poor people, loads of them sometimes, from way to young ones to jesus take me soon kind of old ones.
Here is also where the not much nice look of this City...the drugs use and abuse shines out.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Femsports 2008

FEMSPORT is a very unique annual event which challenges female athletes to test their strength, agility, power, endurance, and speed. This street party welcomes a variety of both amateur and professional natural athletes such as boxers, wrestlers, bodybuilders, hockey players, skaters, gymnasts, fitness competitors, models, etc. from around the world.

The categories vary each year and include such challenges as Biceps Curls, Kettlebell Lift, Box Jumps , Obstacle Course, Tire Pull and Tug-of-War.

Happening today August 9th 2008, 900 Block Hamilton Street, Yaletown
Partial proceeds to benefit Patty’s Ladybug Cancer Fund

Friday, August 8, 2008

Big Blue Herons

This amazing birds come to nest by the Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver around march and leave by the end of August, September.
They sound and look like the prehistoric Pterodactyls.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vancouver Daily Photo - Barbara Rahal: English Bay

Vancouver Daily Photo - Barbara Rahal: English Bay

English Bay

Roller bladers, bikers, walkers, hockey players, every one has a place at English bay... a place none miss when passing by Vancouver!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Vancouver daily City Photo

Well Im discovering some nice blogs, new to this...just joined the daily city blog
Here goes my First day photo.
Hope you leave a comment if you like it or not would love to hear it. Cheers

Stock Photography

BFF Award

BFF Award