False Creek Boats

This is a night view of boats docked in False Creek from the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver. As I recall it was pretty late in the evening yet there were a lot of people out walking or riding bikes. I’m struck by how different this city is from most cities in North America, vibrant and teeming at all hours, not just the work week. In any case, as I took this on a Friday night I suspect a good number of these boats were out on English Bay the next day.
This is a night view of boats docked in False Creek from the Burrard Bridge in Vancouver. As I recall it was pretty late in the evening yet there were a lot of people out walking or riding bikes. I'm struck by how different this city is from most cities in North America, vibrant and teeming at all hours, not just the work week. In any case, as I took this on a Friday night I suspect a good number of these boats were out on English Bay the next day.
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Underside

This is the Lionsgate Bridge which links Vancouver with North Vancouver. The bridge is quite high to allow cargo and cruise ships access to Vancouver Harbor. The Stanley Park seawall and bike path pass under at this location. I can’t help but be impressed with the massive display of engineering and steel, especially when standing here. As I write this post from my Vancouver hotel room late in the evening, I can look over my right shoulder and see this bridge lit up against the North Vancouver mountains.
This is the Lionsgate Bridge which links Vancouver with North Vancouver. The bridge is quite high to allow cargo and cruise ships access to Vancouver Harbor. The Stanley Park seawall and bike path pass under at this location. I can't help but be impressed with the massive display of engineering and steel, especially when standing here. As I write this post from my Vancouver hotel room late in the evening, I can look over my right shoulder and see this bridge lit up against the North Vancouver mountains.
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Cottage On The Key

Cottage on the Key is one of a dozen or so eating establishments in Siesta Key, Florida. The character of the place speaks for itself. It seems to me that each place tries to be more laid back and quaint than the next. It makes for a great place to hang out, especially after sunset. Actually, I shot this while walking back to my car after watching the sunset. Jimmy Buffet would be proud. Someone fire up the blender.
Cottage on the Key is one of a dozen or so eating establishments in Siesta Key, Florida. The character of the place speaks for itself. It seems to me that each place tries to be more laid back and quaint than the next. It makes for a great place to hang out, especially after sunset. Actually, I shot this while walking back to my car after watching the sunset. Jimmy Buffet would be proud. Someone fire up the blender.
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Sunset under the Green Bridge

Near my house there are two bridges over the Mantee River, one older and one newer. The locals refer to the newer one as the green bridge, I suppose due to the paint on some of the girders. Nonetheless, from this spot on Bradenton’s Riverwalk, the sun can be seen setting under the bridge as it sinks into the Gulf of Mexico. The end of another day.
Near my house there are two bridges over the Mantee River, one older and one newer. The locals refer to the newer one as the green bridge, I suppose due to the paint on some of the girders. Nonetheless, from this spot on Bradenton's Riverwalk, the sun can be seen setting under the bridge as it sinks into the Gulf of Mexico. The end of another day.
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Radiance Of the Seas

I happend to capture this one morning not too long ago from my hotel room which faced the Vancouver harbor. Summer is prime for the Alaska cruise season. Each morning the ships pull in to port and in the evening and at around five they all leave again. A tour guide mentioned to me there are over three hundred cruises departing from Vancouver per year; given the short summer that averages two to three per day. So while I was impressed when I saw this from my window, it’s by no means uncommon.
I happend to capture this one morning not too long ago from my hotel room which faced the Vancouver harbor. Summer is prime for the Alaska cruise season. Each morning the ships pull in to port and in the evening and at around five they all leave again. A tour guide mentioned to me there are over three hundred cruises departing from Vancouver per year; given the short summer that averages two to three per day. So while I was impressed when I saw this from my window, it's by no means uncommon.
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Coquina Beach Walkway

This is a shot of the walkway to Coquina Beach on Anna Marie Island in Florida. This is a favorite beach of tourist and locals as the water is turquoise and the sand is like silk. When I shot this, just off camera to my right, a local had backed up his pickup truck and was enjoying a pot of crabs and shrimp while watching the sunset. Now tell me honestly, does life get any better than that?
This is a shot of the walkway to Coquina Beach on Anna Marie Island in Florida. This is a favorite beach of tourist and locals as the water is turquoise and the sand is like silk. When I shot this, just off camera to my right, a local had backed up his pickup truck and was enjoying a pot of crabs and shrimp while watching the sunset. Now tell me honestly, does life get any better than that?
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Urban Garden

This is another shot from an urban garden in Vancouver. The energy in these gardens is revitalizing and somehow the sounds and rumbles of the city are muffled, even though the gardens can be quite small. From what I could tell, these plants were well cared for and quite happy amongst the city dwellers. I vote for more urban gardens. 😉
This is another shot from an urban garden in Vancouver. The energy in these gardens is revitalizing and somehow the sounds and sites of the city are muffled, even though the gardens can be quite small. From what I could tell, these plants were well cared for and quite happy amongst the city dwellers. I vote for more urban gardens. ;-)
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Hidden Cortez

Not far from where I live is the little fishing village of Cortez. It’s such a small village you’ll pass it if you blink. However it’s home to generations of commercial fishermen as well as the US Coast Guard. The fish market is tucked away but if you find it there’s a little food stand out back where you can get fresh fried fish and a bottle of beer while you watch the fishing boats and Pelicans. Truly a hidden little gem, just don’t tell anyone I told you.
Not far from where I live is the little fishing village of Cortez. It's such a small village you'll pass it if you blink. However it's home to generations of commercial fishermen as well as the US Coast Guard. The fish market is tucked away but if you find it there's a little food stand out back where you can get fresh fried fish and a bottle of beer while you watch the fishing boats and Pelicans. Truly a hidden little gem, just don't tell anyone I told you.
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Yaletown

Yaletown in Vancouver is another gem with restaurants and outdoor cafes. On this Friday evening it seemed everyone was out enjoying the warm air and just hanging out. Years ago this part of town might have been a little more seedy, but now the old brick buildings lend it character. It’s on my todo list to come back here and sit outside at a pub to people watch.
Yaletown in Vancouver is another gem with restaurants and outdoor cafes. On this Friday evening it seemed everyone was out enjoying the warm air and just hanging out. Years ago this part of town might have been a little more seedy, but now the old brick buildings lend it character. It's on my todo list to come back here and sit outside at a pub to people watch.
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Night Bridge

This is Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge looking south at night. As I took this in the summer it was pretty late, say ten or eleven o’clock. Even so people were walking or riding their bikes across this bridge to get from one part of the city to the other. That fascinates me, that so many people in this city walk and cycle rather than drive regardless of the weather or time of day. Maybe that’s why everyone looks so fit.
This is the Burrard Bridge looking south at night. As I took this in the summer it was pretty late, say ten or eleven o'clock. Even so people were walking or riding their bikes across this bridge to get from one part of the city to the other. That fascinates me, that so many people in this city walk and cycle rather than drive regardless of the weather or time of day. Maybe that's why everyone looks so fit.
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