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

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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Civic Duty


Just a couple of weeks until civic elections take place in every city in the province. It's always a little tougher to determine who to vote for as the provincial and federal parties don't run candidates per se, they simply endorse them. It takes a little more research.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

To Market


View on the now monthly farmers' market at the River Market. The first Saturday of each month throughout the winter will be host to all sorts of vendors, from honey to garlic to jams to jewellery.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011



Part of a Chinese Astrology mosaic in Chinatown, downtown Vancouver.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011



According to the artist's statement:
This artwork addresses the primal power of life. Five huge granite slabs that transition from sharp to jagged to worn resemble a zipper that is being opened. Carefully selected trees with various growth speeds and root-ball size have been planted adjacent to the stones, giving the viewer the time-lapsed impression of powerful forces so apparently at work in the canyon below.