This freight harbor/cargo ship terminal may not be as elegant, clean and bright as that of it’s neighboring pier at Canada Place, but it’s sure got some color!!. A close-up crop vs. a 9-image panoramic shot of the location where all the cargo ships load/unload their freight containers at the Ballantyne Pier.
There is SO MUCH MORE to this port than meets the eye. The Port Metro Vancouver system is Canada’s largest port, a gateway for domestic and international trade and tourism, and a major economic force in the Canadian economy.
Port Metro Vancouver launched a series of television advertisements entitled “Port Stories” in 2013 and 2014 on stories about the goods they import every day, the power they produce for cruise ships, the jobs created in BC by port activities, and the natural resources exported through the harbor.
Take a moment to enjoy this 1 of many “port stories”. It is truly amazing how just this one location on this planet can move our goods and services.
Posted in Colors, Creative, Panoramic, Photography, Scenic, Travel
Tagged Ballantyne Pier, cargo ships, export, freight containers, freight storage, import, Port Metro Vancouver, shipping industry, shipping port, Vancouver BC
Posted in Photography
Tagged barges, boats, Burrard Inlet, cargo ships, cruise ship, ferryboat, helicopter, methods of transportation, planes, sail boats, sea plane tours, sea planes, ships, transportation, tug boats, tugs, Vancouver BC, Vancouver harbor, water transportation, yacht
Ha! and Ah! Such a lovely place…
Further information re: the architects and history of Canada Place, Vancouver.
Posted in Travel, Architecture, Commercial, Black and White Photography, Photography
Tagged B&W, sunrise, pier, light, sails, Vancouver BC, Canada Place, morning sunlight, Zeidler Roberts, Musson Cattell MacKey
In and around Canada Place which juts out into the Vancouver Harbor and Burrard Inlet – this piece of real estate is home to Vancouver’s World Trade Center, cruise ship terminal, Pan Pacific Hotel, and the Convention/Exhibition Center.
Some long shadows… early morning sunrise… no people… pure joy!! And pure logic at that!! Within 8 hours, 1200 people will be on the ship! Agh-gh-h-h-h!!
Standing at the end of the cruise ship terminal. That’s the Island Princess cruise ship on the left! She’ll be all ours by the end of the day!!
Seeing red – just across the street from Canada Place.
Flora and night lamps are all along the cruise ship pier.
Sails (reminds me of Denver Airport – same architect, I believe).
Plenty of places to take a load off… just sit and watch all sorts of boats in the harbor.
Overlooking distant mountains and the cargo ships’ dock.
Couldn’t figure out what this large gadget was along side the cruise terminal; turns out it raises/lowers platforms of supplies onto different levels of the ships.
End of the Canada Place cruise ship terminal.
Looking back from the street out to the Vancouver harbor.
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Tagged tall, buildings, reflections, lines, glass, pier, curves, blue skies, early morning, shapes, fresh, clean, skyscrapers, sunny day, sails, Vancouver BC, contrasting structures, structures, Canada Place, white sails, long shadows, Vancouver harbor
Happy miracle! What began as part of an architectural series of photographs became a standalone wildlife image. I didn’t realize what was before me until well after this day! Original:
Cropped – gulls from far left to far right:
Posted in Architecture, Birds, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Scenic, Travel
Tagged blue skies, buildings, Canada Place, city scenes, downtown Vancouver, glass, gulls, lines, old vs new, reflections, seagulls, shapes, skyscrapers, structures, sunny day, tall, Vancouver BC, wings
This one had to stand alone…
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Tagged blue skies, buildings, city scenes, contrasting structures, curves, downtown Vancouver, glass, lines, old vs new, reflections, shapes, skyscrapers, structures, sunny day, tall, Vancouver BC
New city, new buildings, new scenes, new perspectives… and sadly not a lot of time. It is always so fabulous to visit a place I’ve never been before, so with only 24 hours before ship’s launch, I hit the ground running!! Since part of my family live in Oregon, I had fallen in love with Portland, I haven’t seen Seattle yet (that will happen), but for now, I have to say Vancouver hits the top of the list – fresh, clean, crisp, friendly people everywhere – I’d have no problem becoming a dual citizen!!
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Tagged blue skies, buildings, city scenes, contrasting structures, curves, downtown Vancouver, glass, lines, negative space, reflections, shapes, skyscrapers, structures, sunny day, tall, Vancouver BC
While strolling around Vancouver’s Convention Center , this piano was outside a closed shopping area. It was early morning, but so what? There were no locks on the fall board covering the keys, so I presumed anyone else strolling along could have just hopped on the stool and played a tune. Wish I had learned to play…
I delved further into this – what shop, who made it (or decorated it), etc., so I googled several terms and came up with this site by artist Paola Savasta. Take a look at how it was made and this piano has a catchy name: “Well Plaid”!! While you’re there, take a look at his other posts/works!
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Tagged British Columbia, Canada Place Vancouver, checkered, checkers, Paola Savasta, piano, piano stool, red and black, squares, upright piano, Vancouver BC, Vancouver Convention Center, Well Plaid
Final flight approach into Vancouver, BC.