Hello! It was a beautiful day today, amongst many beautiful days we've had in July. For a change of pace, this post will just capture parts of my city, Vancouver.
A friend I had worked with organized to meet up for a walk and a coffee early this morning. I have a point-and-shoot camera, nothing fancy at all, but these images just captured a perfect morning.
My friend drove us to Granville Island (to the left on the photo). From there we walked along the sea wall eastward to the Olympic Village.
We walked through a neighbourhood called False Creek. Imagine living there and having this area as your backyard!
We are walking east towards the Olympic Village. The highrises you see are on the other side of the water and they form the edges of downtown Vancouver.
This is looking back from where we had walked from (west).
This is the skyline as we head east once again.
Further on, turning around, facing west. The water flows out to Burrard Inlet then the Pacific Ocean. That direction lies various beaches.
Resuming our walk eastward, you see our big sports stadium with the retractable roof, across the water (False Creek).
We came across a couple of funky painted pianos along our walk. The city has installed various pianos around the city for anyone to pull up and play. We passed a guy who was passionately playing a tune. It was wonderful!
Ahhh, we are almost at our destination - Olympic Village (to the right). The big "golf ball" you see is the Science World building.
Here is part of the Olympic Village which began development as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics hosted by Vancouver. We had breakfast at a cafe (see the yellow awnings?) at the bottom of that building you see.
The city has grown so much that I can easily play tourist and get amazed at all the things I've missed while in work mode!
I hope you have enjoyed this interlude! I had a few more photos but I thought this was enough to share! Thanks for dropping by!