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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Good Manners

This Doggie has such good manners, belongs to the Hotel Vancouver, and he is always good behave...and greets the Hotel Guest too....I can not remeber his name, but will find out !!!

I think is the cutest thing around here...what do you think??

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vancouver Giants


The Vancouver Giants are a major junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Inaugurated in 2000-01, the Giants have won one WHL title (2006) and one CHL title (2007) in their seven-season history. Their home rink is the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver.

I went to their game against Everett last Saturday night, where I took this photo and well I think they are a pretty good team by the start of the 3rd period they were already winning 6-0!!!...and I had no more pop corns..GO GIANTS GO!! way to go for young players!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Looking out??..


This one is from the foggy days not long ago...the cold weather is coming back today...bbrr maybe some fog with it??? Maybe Im the only one in town praying for some more fog this days...

Canda Place Look out, a place to visit in Vancouver for sure.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Vancouver in fog


As I promise will post a photo of this magic Vancouver under the fog, the bad news is that I did not take this one, the fog was gone by Thursday afternoon ( LUCKY ME !!!) so I will show you one that my Friend Gaby Saliba did from his home, look at his view!!!! woohooo...stop by his website he has some others too...maybe I get one next year??...if this nice phenomenon occurs again...for now enjoy this amazing one!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

We live down there...


Yes, Vancouver is actually down there, under all that fog!!!
My boyfriend Simon, is not really an early, mean EARLY bird, but this morning he was so keen and well... kind of happy and adventurous to take me up there to the mountains at 6 am... but to our surprise the road we wanted to go up through to an amazing view point, was closed!! YES!! only opens at 7am, ooohhhhh. We did few loopy loops and got to a clear area, to try and shoot something....too bad we didn't really have the city skyscrapers coming out of the clouds to get a more dramatic shot....ahhhww well I'm am very happy we try and got at least this....kinda cloudy shot....the moon movement , due to a long exposure and some jet lines on the air....we will try again on Saturday, stay tuned :O}

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Living in clouds....

Shangri-La is one of Vancouver’s newest luxury residences located at 1111 Alberni St. Towering 61 stories, the Shangri La is now Vancouver’s tallest building offering unparalleled views.
There are a total of 293 suites in the building comprised of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments.
The Upper floors offer a select number of 3 bedroom private residences. With one the best penthouse suites one could imagine...and a private garden with many trees...do you imagine yourself living in the clouds...???...

Monday, January 19, 2009

What is with the fog??


Foggy Vancouver...Im not sure if it shows as good on this photograph, but at the end of the law courts building, across the street you can see it better....has been already 5 days of all day fog in town...mmm???

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Vancouver convention and exhibition center's expansion


Scheduled to complete in early 2009, the VCEC's expansion facility will triple the size of the existing facility, covering a gross area of 1.2 million square feet ( four city blocks) for a combined total of 473,523 square feet of pre-function, meeting, exhibition and ballroom space. In 2010, the VCEC will serve as the broadcast and media centre as it welcomes the world for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

I have hear that there is a 30 million dollar bonus for finishing on time...mm If this is true I think I would have seen workers today, but the building was rather desolated.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

666...the luckiest number!!


Park Place is a signature skyscraper located at 666 Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver's Financial District.
Park Place has 35 storeys, and was completed in 1984. It stands at 140 m (459 ft) and is one of the tallest buildings in the city. Although the tower only uses 35% of the site, at 698,000 ft² it is the largest office building in British Columbia. The rest of the site is dedicated to open green space, including water features and a small amphitheatre. The building's facade features pink granite with flush-mounted copper-glazed windows that match the granite's appearance.
This building is rare in its use of the address 666, because of the negative connotations of that number in North American culture. However, in Chinese culture 666 is considered one of the luckiest numbers. Vancouver has strong ties to China; 30% of Vancouverites are Chinese.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The reflexion of Marine Building


The Reflexion of the Marine Building downtown, is one of my favorites together with the Fairmont...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

False creek and Yaletown marina



Amongst the large number of distinct communities that are in part defined by the bodies of water that make up some of their borders is one called False Creek. False Creek is that waterfront area that starts at the eastern end of English Bay just at the Burrard and Granville bridges and continues eastward almost cutting off downtown as it turns north and ends up within 1 kilometer of Burrard Inlet on the east side of the downtown core. It contains the Vancouver live entertainment, shopping and art mecca of Granville Island, definitely a must see. It is surrounded on all sides by housing of all types with many berths for pleasure boats at marinas and public moorings. Much of the shoreline has a public promenade, a favorite of residents just like the Stanley Park Seawall and the Coal Harbour walks.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

More Shelter beds for Vancouver


Vancouver's new mayor has teamed up with his old rival in the legislature to create up to 200 new temporary shelter beds this winter, an initiative receiving some $1.5 million in funding.

Friday, January 9, 2009

False Creek's reflexions


Spring time colors at the end of False Creek...

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

China Town's gateway and SunTower



One of the most familiar landmarks in Vancouver has been looming over the southeast corner of Pender and Beatty streets for more than 90 years. It’s a reminder of the stubbornness and determination of one of the city’s newspaper pioneers, Louis Denison Taylor.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Rainy Howe & Hastings...


"It all started with Lt. Commander J.W. Hobbs, an entrepreneur who worked for a Toronto bond trading house.
. . . When it opened in 1930, at a cost of $2.3 million ($1.1 million over budget), the Marine Building was the talk of the town. Uniformed doormen stood by massive brass doors opening onto the dazzling lobby and sailor-suited women waited to escort passengers in five high-speed elevators, the walls of which were inlaid with 12 varieties of British Columbia hardwoods. It was by far the most glamorous structure many visitors had seen in their lives."

Check the Marine Building Website for more interesting facts...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Downtown skyline by the water



Its snowing again out there tonight , this will be all white in the morning...here you can see some snow still on the train tracks...bbrrrr

Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009 NHL!!


Well together with the new year , we have got a new player...yeap the Canucks have now Mr Sundin...I dont really know much about him and his game but I know everyone...almost everyone in town is happy with the new addition to the team....

Go Canucks GO!!!...a look at the Inside of GM PLACE....

A Staple of Downtown Vancouver

Officially opening its doors on September 21, 1995, General Motors Place has become symbolic of Vancouver’s proud identity, serving as the city’s ambassador and host to the world of sports and entertainment.

A staple of downtown Vancouver, General Motors Place is one of the premier sports and entertainment facilities in all of North America. Highly praised for its comfortable seating and superior sightlines, visitor hospitality lies at the heart of this 475,000 sq. ft. building.

Home to the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League, General Motors Place has hosted numerous national and international events over the years, as well as welcomed a countless number of world renowned personalities including former US President Bill Clinton, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Serving as the primary venue for ice hockey in 2010 at the XXI Winter Olympic Games, General Motors Place will once again be front and center as the eyes of the world will be focused on watching Canada attempt to win Olympic Hockey Gold for the first time ever on home ice.

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