... where to stay...

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Even in a cloudy day like today I would enjoy a terrace like this one.....read a news paper or a magazine...ahhh and just relax...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

more nice little streets signs...

This little tiles are on the corner of the Vancouver Library square...I saw them for the first time today and thought they were pretty cool...what ya all think??...they look like little open books too, that is so neat. ( raining again around here...I almost forgot it was still winter!) ;o(

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Street signs

I love this little skiline on the signs around downtown...was looking for some info about them, they look new to me, so would like to share when they were renovated or something but had no luck so far...strange.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rainy Sunday...

Vancouver is well know for the rain, but the last couple of weeks we have had such a winter, sunny and not soo cold, that I totally forgot about being in winter time, too bad yesterday mr weather gave us a reminder.

This grils had it cold, but the rain did not stop their last game of the season....good team spirit here, keep it warm!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Night lights

New West Minster skytrain station, at the back still visible the nice Alex fraser bridge.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Burrard Pacific Breeze

Vancouver has an odd, remarkable, and convenient set of transportation options. They provide excellent transportation and are also fun even if you don't have any particular place to go. From a bus or boat or train you get perspectives on the city you might not get otherwise.

The SeaBus connects the City of North Vancouver to downtown Vancouver, and it is a passenger-only service. It is an extremely important part of the Translink public transportation system and is operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company. The SeaBus operates between the hours of 6:00 am and 1:00 am everyday.

From Monday to Saturday the ferries operate, with two-way ferries leaving at the exact same time from the termini on the opposite side. Crossing time is approximately 10-12 minutes each way and has a 3-5 minute turnaround. It operates on a 15 minute turn-around daily schedule and has about 50 crossings every day. In the evenings, and on Sundays, the service is changed to a longer turn-around schedule of 30 minutes with only one ferry going back and forth.

The SeaBus can operate on a shorter turnaround of 10-12 minutes, but the other users of the Burrard Inlet would be disturbed by the wake that would be brought on by higher engine speeds. In the entrance of the SeaBus you will find turnstiles that serve as a method of counting passengers. When the maximum number has reached its limit, the turnstiles will then lock and stop anymore passengers from boarding the SeaBus.

As for the third SeaBus, the Burrard Pacific Breeze is currently being built and should be on the water in fall 2009. When the Breeze initially goes into service, the other two SeaBuses, the Burrard Otter and Burrard Beaver, will take turns getting a full refit.

Between them, the Burrard Otter and the Burrard Beaver provided over 5.5 million rides in 2008. Having all three SeaBuses in operation will allow capacity between Lonsdale Quay and Waterfront Station to be increased by 800 customers per hour, in each direction.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Beyond boundaries...

yap..no words...I have to research why people do this kind of things here...have seen a few, also moppets..yeap very...unique!
This one has a water fountain on the front, will have to look a better photo to post soon. My home work , next time I see it around...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Steve is off to work!

I have no clue why or what this signs are about, but they surelly call my attention, located in the middle of downtown..anyone have any ideas of what this could be??...makes a fun photo...but??

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Streets shows???

Well not really, these are not meant to be use on this area, but certainly calls peoples attentions.
Is the BC PLace parking lot and the chears to be add or put away for shows into the stadium. Very coordinate and busy day for those folks.

I would like to be looking at a performance here open air wouldnt that be great!???
Open air shows are coming...soon soon , spring time will be here soon!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunny Sunday

...Today all the boats were sailing...the sun came out and was apretty warm day....the spring is coming back folks!! yeahh
I know..this photo looks pretty stormy...but was a great sunny day in Vancouver!

Saturday, February 14, 2009




Thursday, February 12, 2009

a walk on the east side...a walk on the wild side...

Downtown East side is a beautiful area to walk through, despite of being the sad junky part of town.
But you do get to see some crazy stuff...lets take a walk on the wild side...I say doo doo roop doop do ro doopmm

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Main & Hastings

This people on Main street and Hastings are not waiting for the bus...they are on the other side...call them Zombies, drug addicts or however you want, but those folks out there need our help and hopefully the Operation Phoenix I mention yesterday will help...this is the not so nice side of this beautiful city.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Where Vancouver's history runs deepest

Operation Phoenix is a year-long project by The Province, CKNW 980 and Global B.C. that hope to engage the community in seeking solutions to the issues facing our most vulnerable citizens in the Downtown Eastside. Where Vancouver's history runs deepest.

The Downtown Eastside birthed Vancouver, forming the heart of the city as it grew from a tiny settler outpost to a metropolis. Today, what was once a vibrant, pulsing core is ailing.

It wasn't always so.

By the 1880s, Hastings Street had earned the nickname "Skid Road," named for the logs sent to Hastings Mill along Gore Avenue. In the 1890s there were at least 60 hotels in the area catering to workers.

Just up the street from where the now-defunct Buddha stood, the Balmoral Hotel (159 East Hastings) opened in September of 1912. At the time, the hotel targeted a decidedly upscale clientele. The City of Vancouver’s Heritage Conservation Program notes that “This type of high-class establishment would have accommodated commercial businessmen and wealthy travellers to the area, rather than the seasonal workers who lived in less elaborate hotels and lodgings.”

Designed by Parr & Fee, the same architectural firm responsible for Gastown’s Hotel Europe, the Balmoral was noted for its Chicago-style cornice and Edwardian detailing. Its neon sign-one of the most famous in the city-was installed in the ’40s.

As the Hastings and Main area slowly slid from being one of Vancouver’s major retail hubs into the rundown skid road it is today, the Balmoral Hotel pub became just another Downtown Eastside flophouse bar. The recent overhaul-coupled with the fact that Vancouver isn’t exactly flooded with live-music venues-bodes well for the spot’s rebirth.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Few weeks ago...

Sunset Beach just few weeks ago...now the sand is back and the weather is getting warmer yeeeaahhh...can't wait to go rollerblading around the sea wall!! just few more weeks folks and i will take you around the Stanley park seawall and new suprises!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


This old abandoned cabin on a side of the sea to sky highway, falling apart caught my eye...what a day to snap it too....solitude is all what I can feel watching it hanging at the cliff.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada"


This spectacular seaside, mountain community is located at the tip of Howe Sound just 45 minutes north of Vancouver and 45 minutes south of Whistler, British Columbia. Surrounded by the dramatic Coast Range mountains and Pacific Ocean, Squamish offers world class recreation, including mountain biking, rockclimbing, kayaking, fishing, kiteboarding, birdwatching and windsurfing, just to name a few...

I spend this weekend out there and this was on our way back home in Vancouver...the snow did not stop us to get off and do some nice photographs.



Monday, February 2, 2009

Apologize, internet problems!!

I would like to apologize, Im having some internet issues and the uploading has been a pain...hopefully back and running by tonight again!!! Have a good monday everyone.

Thanks for your understanding!!


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