A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wall o' Tea


Lucky me! My name came up today in the @GreatWallTea's daily proclamation of the name that wins the owner a free cup of their choice from one of their many delicious blends. Needless to say I ended up spending much more than I intended, but it is definitely worth it!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011



Seagull smorgasbord outside the oyster shop in Fanny Bay.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Dig it!


If you know the right people - students - you might get to visit the learning centre part of the Museum of Vancouver. Archaeological dig, anyone?

Friday, December 16, 2011



Mummy of a 10 year old boy at the Museum of Vancouver. I'm not sure if he's on regular display or just available to school tours.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Company, halt!


Random sighting of two soldiers walking in the park by the Museum of Vancouver.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011



Apparently it took 3 months to weld all the pieces together to make Mr Crabby here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Do You Like Living Here?


Interesting sticker on a local traffic light post. People even have answered this question directly on the sticker!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011



Overlooking River Market and Inn at the Quay on a sunny winter day.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011



Annual Hyack Parade of Lights (Santa Claus Parade) this afternoon. These little reindeer were from a local Boy Scouts troop.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Chugging Along


Working on the Fraser River on a sunny winter day. Here's hoping those logs are to build something useful and fantastic and not to create paper for admail!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wide angle


Same building as yesterday, but a wider view east down Columbia Street, to the River Market at right, opposite the railway tracks.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kid Stuff


This sort of design, while quirky, is most likely going to look garish and dated in a very short period of time.

Monday, November 28, 2011



Ok. So. This appears to be a fire escape. The architecture surrounding these 3 tower blocks and associated shopping plaza is a little...baffling.

Sunday, November 27, 2011



Snapped this picture yesterday as today this football stadium will be used for the annual Grey Cup match. When I got home and read the news, I found out that there were reports of leaks in this $563 million structure. I'm sure the government could have found much more important places to spend that much money. The stadium staff have already struck for better wages and working conditions. How having pro sports teams became a symbol of a city's prosperity is beyond me.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Second Thought


Home of the region's first forestry school, set up in the early 1940s after everyone looked around and said, "Oh, gee, it seems we've cut down all of the trees!"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Metal Stems


Compare this photo to the one from Sunday 20 November. Freaky.

These are metal poles arranged in the arboretum in Green Timbers park.

Monday, November 21, 2011



Interesting clump of mushrooms spotted on a forest walk in Green Timbers park.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Forest Humour


According to a tourism brochure procured on the ferry, this guy is named "Smilin' Man", and visitors are challenged to find him as they walk the Killarney Loop Trail.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mirror Mirror


Killarney Lake, at the base of Mount Gardner. Around the lake is a beautiful trail, about 4km in length.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011



Trying to escape at the top of a mountain, but finding you're not exactly alone...

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ending and Beginning


Where the road ends, the trail begins. Beginning the ascent to the summit of Mount Gardner (762m) on Bowen Island.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

On Deck


Many a trip for someone in this area begins early morning on a ferry from Horseshoe Bay. This is the view over the front deck of the ferry to Bowen Island.