I was done at BCIT at about 1:30pm and needed to kill a few hours until my class at Langara at 6:30pm. So what would one do for 5 hours? Well, if you’re like me, you would probably decide to do a photowalk. Of course, you would have also needed to bring your camera gear (which I had on me).
So, my journey around the downtown core, is one of my typical routes. I started at Waterfront (as I was coming from BCIT, I took the Skytrain in) and ventured into Coal Harbour along the seawall.
It was a fairly nice day out, with a decent little cloud coverage to diffuse the light a bit too. Harbour Air recently had a few of their aircraft with their new painted tails. I think it would be neat if they were to paint a West Coast animal or something on each of their planes. Each plane would get a different animal, like a Grizzly, a Beaver, who knows. That would be neat.
I walked up Denman Street, past out old apartment and wandered to English Bay (aka First Beach). With the sun being out, the beach was crowded, not fireworks crowded but definitely lots of people trying to soak up the Vitamin D.
It is the first time seeing the completed new Cactus Club Restaurant too. I was not in favour of this being built, but I am curious as to how much money it cost to build and how much it pisses off the Boathouse and Milestones which are located behind it. Definitely one of the nicer views a restaurant could have here in Vancouver. I’m sure you can wait a while to be seated too.
My walk continued around the Seawall towards the Yaletown area. By this time, I was getting closer to the time I needed to head to the CanadaLine to get to Langara. It really only took me a couple hours to walk the majority of my route, but I wanted to give myself enough time to get some food before my class. I ended up back at Canada Place and just chilled for a while eating my sandwich and people watching.
Nothing terribly exciting as photowalks go, but it was nice to get out and wander around Vancouver again with my camera. I think I have 2 tuesdays left where I can do little photowalks prior to my photography class. Then since I will be working for 3 months (with my Co-op company) my photowalks will probably stop. Then again, we’ll have a fairly large 3 month photowalk when Robyn and I head to Southeast Asia for 3 months.