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zivan56
Dec 14, 2008, 11:02 PM
Taken today by me:
http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/DSCF5461.jpg

rather_draconian
Dec 15, 2008, 12:24 AM
Gorgeous, zivan. Is there snow on the ground?

fever
Dec 15, 2008, 12:42 AM
Here's a similar one from today
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/3109183654_0259767ef9.jpg

zivan56
Dec 15, 2008, 2:10 AM
Gorgeous, zivan. Is there snow on the ground?

Yes there is, but only 1-2cm up here a bit below QE park. It seems to have melted a bit during the day today.

entheosfog
Dec 15, 2008, 9:11 AM
A few from Sunday:

From my kitchen window:
http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/6886/dscf8265hp6.jpg

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9586/dscf8273ec9.jpg

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9451/dscf8275jg9.jpg

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/5322/dscf8280eq7.jpg

entheosfog
Dec 15, 2008, 9:17 AM
And a few more, why the hell not....

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1633/dscf8270ob6.jpg

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/3825/dscf8271jn7.jpg

Shorts? wow...
http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/4456/dscf8272eb2.jpg

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/1797/dscf8286ta7.jpg

Distill3d
Dec 15, 2008, 9:38 AM
http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9451/dscf8275jg9.jpg


beautiful

Echo Park
Dec 15, 2008, 9:51 AM
yeah that bridge pic is beautiful. i wish it snowed in vancouver more often

cristian244
Dec 15, 2008, 8:17 PM
what a wonderful city !

zivan56
Dec 15, 2008, 9:38 PM
Some pics from a couple mins ago (taken by me):

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/dec%2015/pano-snow-dec15.jpg

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/dec%2015/snow-dec15-1.jpg

Newer pics (edit):

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/dec%2015/snow-dec15-2.jpg

And yet another edit:

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/sefc/DSCF5618.jpg

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/sefc/pano-false-creek-1.jpg

And yet another edit:

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/dec%2017/IMG_0247.jpg

http://www.iwdstudio.com/pictures/2008/dec%2017/IMG_0243.jpg

entheosfog
Dec 18, 2008, 6:53 AM
Some snow pictures from tonight taken downtown and Gastown, all by me.

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4918/dscf8289sw6.jpg

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/8532/dscf8291uc7.jpg

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/8152/dscf8293lf5.jpg

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/5776/dscf8294cp8.jpg

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/3891/dscf8296gx7.jpg

http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/2374/dscf8298bf3.jpg

http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/813/dscf8299si9.jpg

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/8008/dscf8301tg1.jpg

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/8853/dscf8302ji8.jpg

http://img367.imageshack.us/img367/9204/dscf8312nl3.jpg

http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/7247/dscf8314st7.jpg

http://img386.imageshack.us/img386/3906/dscf8315md4.jpg

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/66/dscf8318gv8.jpg

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/489/dscf8321my0.jpg

rather_draconian
Dec 18, 2008, 4:14 PM
Very pretty, entheosfog. What's the building with the purple lighting?

Yume-sama
Dec 18, 2008, 10:26 PM
http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt2/27_17250793.jpg

This picture is one of the 120 best photos of the year on Boston.com :)
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/the_year_2008_in_photographs_p.html

giallo
Dec 19, 2008, 1:49 AM
^I'll say. Wow!

Thanks for the link. The pictures they chose are absolutely stunning.

danby
Dec 19, 2008, 3:33 AM
Amazing set of photos!!

Architype
Dec 19, 2008, 3:43 AM
^Nice photos guys. The snow really adds a new dimension.

LeftCoaster
Dec 19, 2008, 5:34 PM
Great link, thanks Yume.

mr.x
Dec 19, 2008, 8:08 PM
Not related to Vancouver, but couldn't resist: :D
http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt2/08_chinprep.jpg

rather_draconian
Dec 22, 2008, 4:42 PM
More snowy Vancouver pictures, anybody?

agrant
Dec 22, 2008, 7:05 PM
:previous: Check Flickr (http://flickr.com/search/?q=Vancouver&ss=2&ct=6&s=rec).

SpongeG
Dec 22, 2008, 10:38 PM
More snowy Vancouver pictures, anybody?

theres some in the canada forum

subdude
Dec 22, 2008, 11:12 PM
More snowy photos, Stanley Park and Coal Harbour:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/3129466866_32f3832b13_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3294/3128636645_623ae898db_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3233/3129467340_5dcd70abe0_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/3129467606_07cf472302_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/3128637679_1961256624_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/3128637903_be4d139635_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3263/3129468438_b87a21d13b_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/3129468562_6f496ffcfe_o.jpg

Lost Lagoon:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/3128638305_dcc05e5460_o.jpg
Some "brave" souls were walking out to the fountain, hope they made it back.

That's it for me, happy holidays everybody!

Canadian Mind
Dec 22, 2008, 11:30 PM
Ice on the ocean?

Usually doesn't happen til the temp drops below -15.

fuck it's cold.

giallo
Dec 23, 2008, 1:59 AM
I don't think I've ever seen the ocean freeze in Vancouver. Crazy weather out there.
There is a bright side to all of this. The pine beetle is taking some serious losses in the mountains right now.

entheosfog
Dec 23, 2008, 8:10 AM
I put up some snow pics in the Canada section but you can see all of mine on my flickr site as I just don't have the time to post them. I'm preparing to go back home to Calgary for the holidays and I'll be driving though the mountains tomorrow. Should be an interesting drive.
I saw what looked like ice forming in False Creek this morning. I didn't think that happened here. Crazy. Too bad I'll miss Van's white Christmas but Calgary will certainly be white and much colder. Ugh.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/entheos_fog/

mr.x
Dec 23, 2008, 9:31 AM
I have no idea what this is but it scared the living shit out of me. It was at the edge of Lost Lagoon...looked like a baby beaver or a marmot (that can swim underwater? :p) or maybe even a baby seal (but in the lagoon???).http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1818/10/23/1638330095/n1638330095_62166_2935.jpg

giallo
Dec 23, 2008, 1:50 PM
Looks like an otter.

Spring2008
Dec 29, 2008, 7:36 PM
I don't think I've ever seen the ocean freeze in Vancouver. Crazy weather out there.
There is a bright side to all of this. The pine beetle is taking some serious losses in the mountains right now.

I really hope so, but at the same time I'm not sure it's cold enough to do significant damage to the pine beetle population. I remember hearing on the news and such in Edmonton last year as the city was going through their own -40 streak that it would take about 5-6 consistent days of -40 to do significant harm;and even then those clever pests find ways to insulate themselves inside the bark and some manage to survive even those extremely cold temperatures. Hope I'm wrong though, want all those suckers killed.

mr.x
Dec 29, 2008, 7:39 PM
I really hope so, but at the same time I'm not sure it's cold enough to do significant damage to the pine beetle population. I remember hearing on the news and such in Edmonton last year as the city was going through their own -40 streak that it would take about 5-6 consistent days of -40 to do significant harm;and even then those clever pests find ways to insulate themselves inside the bark and some manage to survive even those extremely cold temperatures. Hope I'm wrong though, want all those suckers killed.


Beetle to make it through winter

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Here's one we've heard before regarding the current cold weather impact on the Mountain Pine Beetle....too little, too late. Staffan Lindgren, of the University of Northern B-C in Prince George says, the beetle larvae have already produced their natural anti-freeze, making them less susceptible to the cold. He adds, while temperatures around Prince George, like here in the Peace, have been below minus 30 in recent days, most beetle larvae can withstand minus-40 degrees for short periods.

Metro-One
Dec 29, 2008, 8:19 PM
Not to mention that the pine beetle is now widespread in the much warmer southern interior valleys (the Thompson, Fraser Canyon and Okanagan) where it will never get below -40. Even a temp below -30 is rare and if it does occur (such as this year in a few spots) it only lasts a couple hours.

Metro-One
Dec 29, 2008, 9:22 PM
Actually while we are off topic about the pine beetle, i do want to shed a little more light on this topic. The idea that the pine beetle problem has been created entirely from the fact that the winters are no longer as cold as they use to be is incorrect. while warmer winters has definitely helped their population increase on the higher elevations, it does not explain why they are more common now in the lower elevations that have always been 10 or more degrees warmer in the winter. The answer to this question is human controlled fire suppression. The dry pine and fir forests of the interior of BC are suppose to burn periodically. Before people were here during the summer season fires would be ignited by lighting and would burn, sometimes for months, until the fall rains returned. Pine beetles traditionally targeted old and dying trees. These old and dying trees would be burned up during the forest fire season, killing the pine beetles inside. These fires would also clear many of the smaller pine saplings keeping the ground clear and adding nutrients to the soil. Hence todays pine forests are unnaturally crowded, causing more competition for light, therefore weakening the average tree, leaving it more susceptible to pine beetle infestation. Occasional controlled burns done by the forest service are nothing compared to natural forest fires. Yes there are more forest fire stats today because of man but all of these fires (man made and natural) are doused so quickly that the area of forest burned today compared to the past in miniscule. Blaming global warming is the quick easy target for everything today, but many problems, such as the pine beetle, have many more layers than simply "warmer temperatures."

djmk
Dec 29, 2008, 11:42 PM
Not related to Vancouver, but couldn't resist: :D
http://cache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/2008_pt2/08_chinprep.jpg

oooohhh, they look tough!:koko:

SpongeG
Dec 30, 2008, 12:04 AM
Actually while we are off topic about the pine beetle, i do want to shed a little more light on this topic. The idea that the pine beetle problem has been created entirely from the fact that the winters are no longer as cold as they use to be is incorrect. while warmer winters has definitely helped their population increase on the higher elevations, it does not explain why they are more common now in the lower elevations that have always been 10 or more degrees warmer in the winter. The answer to this question is human controlled fire suppression. The dry pine and fir forests of the interior of BC are suppose to burn periodically. Before people were here during the summer season fires would be ignited by lighting and would burn, sometimes for months, until the fall rains returned. Pine beetles traditionally targeted old and dying trees. These old and dying trees would be burned up during the forest fire season, killing the pine beetles inside. These fires would also clear many of the smaller pine saplings keeping the ground clear and adding nutrients to the soil. Hence todays pine forests are unnaturally crowded, causing more competition for light, therefore weakening the average tree, leaving it more susceptible to pine beetle infestation. Occasional controlled burns done by the forest service are nothing compared to natural forest fires. Yes there are more forest fire stats today because of man but all of these fires (man made and natural) are doused so quickly that the area of forest burned today compared to the past in miniscule. Blaming global warming is the quick easy target for everything today, but many problems, such as the pine beetle, have many more layers than simply "warmer temperatures."

yes

in other words man has messed with nature and not let nature do its course and is feeling the affects

fires are natures way of controlling things - man wants to control nature - and well when they do that nature changes/adapts

SpongeG
Dec 30, 2008, 10:53 PM
snow!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3150393134_a52e737c20.jpg?v=1230633144
flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tripleman/3150393134/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3099/3150431485_6302349204.jpg?v=0
flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39847185@N00/3150431485/)

mr.x
Dec 31, 2008, 9:30 AM
Great photo on the city's homepage
http://vancouver.ca/images/wintercity3.jpg

nova9
Dec 31, 2008, 10:11 AM
Looks like an otter.

More specifically, a river otter. Based on the length and the snout.

mr.x
Dec 31, 2008, 11:20 AM
More specifically, a river otter. Based on the length and the snout.

Here's a few more....it was really foggy, wasn't able to take any good pics:
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1722/10/23/1638330095/n1638330095_62182_2307.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1722/10/23/1638330095/n1638330095_62185_7762.jpg


Wow, you're right...this is exactly how it looked like:
http://www.nps.gov/archive/romo/images/resources/checklists/mammals/med_river_otter.jpg

http://www.naturalsciences.org/education/treks/yellowstone/2006/images/River%20otter%20running%20on%20the%20icy%20Yellowstone%20River.jpg

nova9
Dec 31, 2008, 7:03 PM
Ahhhh...it feels good to be right. Haha. Thank god you confirmed though, or else it would be embarassing for certain people that have zoology degrees.

mr.x
Dec 31, 2008, 8:33 PM
Cutest thing....i should've caught it and use my tub as its new home. hahaha.

nova9
Jan 1, 2009, 1:18 AM
Cutest thing....i should've caught it and use my tub as its new home. hahaha.

I would then have to hunt you down and put you in a little cage.

Totally joking. I'm not one of those 'protest about animal in cages'.

It's a rare sight. Count yourself lucky. We all should, to be able to live in a city with some wildlife left, it's amazing actually. I count my blessings every time I see a blue heron thriving in our fair city knowing that they aren't doing great anywhere else.

mr.x
Jan 1, 2009, 6:04 AM
^ Yea, we sure are lucky....though I've gotta say I haven't seen a raccoon in years eversince the city had everyone use those new animal-proof garbage bins.

It's amazing how often we see eagles in the city.

A few weeks ago, I had a geography field trip into Pacific Spirit Park....apparently, there are beavers living in there. o_o I personally had no idea. And they made this massive beaver dam that flooded at least 10 acres next to the golf course.

nova9
Jan 1, 2009, 8:35 PM
^ Yea, we sure are lucky....though I've gotta say I haven't seen a raccoon in years eversince the city had everyone use those new animal-proof garbage bins.

It's amazing how often we see eagles in the city.

A few weeks ago, I had a geography field trip into Pacific Spirit Park....apparently, there are beavers living in there. o_o I personally had no idea. And they made this massive beaver dam that flooded at least 10 acres next to the golf course.

Sorry for taking this thread off tracks for a bit.....

I can tell you exactly where the beavers and anything else are. In biol 432 (i think) with Dr. Darren Irwin, students do a field survey of flora and fauna of plots in Pacific Spirit Park and some students during our year found a dam. There's so much life in Pac Spirit, it's amazing.

phesto
Jan 2, 2009, 6:06 AM
Shaw Tower on a groggy New Year's Day:

http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/9416/img2059iv9.jpg

photo by me

jlousa
Jan 2, 2009, 8:26 PM
If you come at night you'll notice the light spine at Shaw Tower is back up and in it's full glory.

touraccuracy
Jan 2, 2009, 9:02 PM
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=162943

a third of the entries in the photography contest this week are from vancouver.

go vote!

touraccuracy
Jan 4, 2009, 2:11 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2357/2251749148_e6f8226d90_b.jpg

a cool shot off flickr by ecstaticist

danby
Jan 4, 2009, 3:52 AM
quick question about the last pic whats the area called on the bottom middle left hand side?

touraccuracy
Jan 4, 2009, 3:56 AM
kitsilano / jericho beach?


Remember this city?
http://www.globalairphotos.com/images/bc/vancouver/1982/vch1982_061.jpg

Yume-sama
Jan 4, 2009, 4:06 AM
It's amazing how much has been done, and we are still quite a young city :)

raggedy13
Jan 4, 2009, 7:49 AM
^ Yea, we sure are lucky....though I've gotta say I haven't seen a raccoon in years eversince the city had everyone use those new animal-proof garbage bins.

A few weeks ago, I had a geography field trip into Pacific Spirit Park....apparently, there are beavers living in there. o_o I personally had no idea. And they made this massive beaver dam that flooded at least 10 acres next to the golf course.

If you want to see raccoons all you need to do is hang around UBC at night. On average I see a raccoon (or a family of raccoons) once every 1-2 weeks there. I also come across the odd skunk from time to time. Those things freak me out. I'm always nervous I'm going to run into one while jogging at night and get sprayed, especially since a former roommate once told me they can spray as far as a school bus in distance. I'm not sure if that's true or not but I make sure to keep my distance regardless.

I remember doing the same field trip you just mentioned and also being surprised about the beavers in there, and then maybe a year later I saw a beaver running along the sand and swimming in the ocean at Wreck Beach! It was a pretty random and awesome sight. I think that's the only time I've ever seen a beaver in the wild. I've seen a few beaver damns though. There was one last spring at Blackie Spit in South Surrey/Crescent Beach which surprised me.


If you come at night you'll notice the light spine at Shaw Tower is back up and in it's full glory.

Good news. I was wondering when they'd fix those burnt out lights. Considering how long they've been out for I figured they would do it at the last minute just before the Olympics. :rolleyes:

raggedy13
Jan 4, 2009, 7:59 AM
quick question about the last pic whats the area called on the bottom middle left hand side?

I'm not entirely sure where you mean by the "bottom middle left hand side" but that pool and the beach just above it is Kitsilano ("Kits") Beach. Essentially the whole area in the bottom half of the picture is the neighbourhood of Kitsilano ("Kits").

The shore below the pool is fronted by expensive houses and pocket parks (which are part of the Kits neighbourhood). It's mostly rocky and there isn't much there at high tide. From my experience it's open to the public but I'm not so sure if it has a name. It isn't exactly Jericho Beach (not the main stretch anyways). There really isn't much of a beach there for it to be called anything beach. It's really just a meager stretch of shoreline connecting Jericho and Kits Beaches. The water it fronts is English Bay. Hope this helps. :shrug:

mr.x
Jan 4, 2009, 8:25 AM
If you want to see raccoons all you need to do is hang around UBC at night. On average I see a raccoon (or a family of raccoons) once every 1-2 weeks there. I also come across the odd skunk from time to time. Those things freak me out. I'm always nervous I'm going to run into one while jogging at night and get sprayed, especially since a former roommate once told me they can spray as far as a school bus in distance. I'm not sure if that's true or not but I make sure to keep my distance regardless.

I remember doing the same field trip you just mentioned and also being surprised about the beavers in there, and then maybe a year later I saw a beaver running along the sand and swimming in the ocean at Wreck Beach! It was a pretty random and awesome sight. I think that's the only time I've ever seen a beaver in the wild. I've seen a few beaver damns though. There was one last spring at Blackie Spit in South Surrey/Crescent Beach which surprised me.


lol, I used to see raccoons all the time in my backyard until the city had everyone to use standardize garbage cans for the new garbage trucks. Those cans are raccoon proof, and I haven't seen them around in my backyard ever since. Right after we started using the new garbage cans, the racoons started showing up in the middle of the day - i would think that they were starving and getting really desperate.

The most epic of all raccoon visits to my backyard would have to be the morning of the day Vancouver won the 2010 Olympics. A whole family of raccoons, if I remember correctly around 8 of them in various sizes, going through my garbage. It was rather momentus, and I took it as a sign that Vancouver would win. :D

As for the beaver dam, unfortunately I didn't see any beavers....just one huge massive dam and a flooded forest. It's pretty cool that they live so close to the city....


Some pics from flickr:

Beaver at Spanish Banks near UBC
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/165/417630284_bd2070adb7.jpg?v=0


Swimming in the Fraser River:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/255315218_b07d2d33f2.jpg?v=0


Burnaby Lake
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2579169645_0252ac32d2.jpg?v=0


Massive beaver on the right on the edge of the grass
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3270/2431713305_8ca7e75657.jpg?v=0


Spike.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3290/2519230890_a514014c6e.jpg?v=0

agrant
Jan 4, 2009, 8:31 AM
There's a path along there (the bottom of ecstaticist's pic) that I think runs from the north end of Trafalgar street to Kits beach. Really cool to do as the sun is setting, but I wouldn't let it get too dark...

worldwide
Jan 4, 2009, 11:35 AM
were talking about kits, not the bronx... that path is safe 24 hours a day.

agrant
Jan 4, 2009, 11:39 AM
:previous: I know. I live in Kits. I was referring to the darkness - difficult to see where you are going.

danby
Jan 4, 2009, 5:57 PM
Thanks that did answer my question!

Metro-One
Jan 4, 2009, 8:22 PM
Just cleaning up one of my computers and found some pictures from 2007

Nothing special, hope you enjoy

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1058/3167176681_27b5ff41aa_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/3167167173_e829075ff4_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3167998228_b086a84f86_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3167161075_f27ca0bc32_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/3167992350_02158b494d_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1072/3167991254_3338faaebd_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/3167134755_bc034b821b_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1172/3167975732_9d536487a1_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1168/3167987962_816f6a62cc_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1094/3167984944_d4781a2c47_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1044/3167982006_b4eab0052c_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/3167979202_400ecbe8bf_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1153/3167138301_f5c58f1684_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1019/3167964994_c8e17ee69c_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1027/3167171203_e95661b933_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3115/3167168841_dc639b87fe_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1172/3167175531_c14bc9d30a_b.jpg

All pictures are my own.

SpongeG
Jan 4, 2009, 9:21 PM
were talking about kits, not the bronx... that path is safe 24 hours a day.

its dangerous enough during the day - some of those rocks are slippery

SpongeG
Jan 4, 2009, 9:22 PM
oops

entheosfog
Jan 5, 2009, 8:21 AM
Taken tonight near my home in Grandview:

http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/9246/dscf8509ue4.jpg

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/2546/dscf8510uj6.jpg

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/6076/dscf8513rf1.jpg

Delirium
Jan 8, 2009, 3:44 PM
^ always so pretty until you have to drive in the shit! :D

here's some new ones all from flickr.com
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3179465544_23bce04a9c_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3179378254_e319afbf85_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3110394785_ee924af6bb_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3121043791_97e9c64cd3_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3154495933_b9bd35bed1_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3175524479_c219ab5a30_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3112107996_0e2a4efd6c_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3178628285_252fdc1c76_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3111700699_e8e927ff48_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3122191972_9af7d4aa8c_b.jpg

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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3131471943_e00aaeb8e2_b.jpg

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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3134251860_10f544ba5a_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3145950109_f3dc9092c9_b.jpg

BIG PANO > > > >
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3100/3112954788_6e925a022f_o.jpg

rather_draconian
Jan 8, 2009, 7:28 PM
Some sweetass pics there...
Looks like the Erickson is topped out!

officedweller
Jan 8, 2009, 8:44 PM
Great shots.
Like the snow with palm tree shot.
Also like the one down Main St. that shows the very thin profiles of the Dunsmuir and Georgia Viaducts - barely noticeable for a highway structure.

Delirium
Jan 10, 2009, 1:04 AM
you can also see in that large pano that the new daycare centre between West one and the Waterford is u/c.

here's another of the Erickson i forgot to post..
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3178046439_2f3bd657e5_b.jpg

OhioGuy
Jan 10, 2009, 1:13 AM
Beautiful photos.

raggedy13
Jan 11, 2009, 4:59 AM
Great finds as always Delirium. I also like the English Bay palm tree one, and that is a great one of the Richmond Oval.

I thought I'd post this one mostly because of the caption the photographer wrote:

by downtothewiredesigns at flickr.com
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3367/3175741153_f2eb9e10dd_b.jpg
This shot is taken from North Vancouver at the Lonsdale Quay Market. Vancouver is a lot like Seattle but way bigger, much more diverse, and has a more metropolitan feel.

It is one of the few places outside of Seattle that I could live.

I always find it so interesting when people don't know the population stats but say Vancouver is bigger than Seattle based on appearances (ok, I know the city of Vancouver is technically bigger than the city of Seattle but you know what I mean).

And I liked the look of all the cranes visible in this one:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/3184720963_518734c046_o.jpg
by bcricks at flickr.com

I don't think anyone has posted this one yet:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3114936401_4843331299_b.jpg
by ecstaticist

giallo
Jan 11, 2009, 7:19 AM
Great finds, Raggedy.

I've had similar experiences with Seattlites coming to Vancouver and thinking it's a larger city. When I tell them that their metro area has over a million more people they don't believe me. It's weird.

Metro-One
Jan 11, 2009, 9:01 AM
I have always felt that compared to American cities Metro-Vancouver in general feels like it is twice its population. Also, do remember that American metro areas seem to stretch to areas that we would not consider part of the metro population. For example, Seattle's metro population includes Tacoma and other areas very far away and detached from Seattle itself. If Vancouver were in America it's metro popuation probably would also include the entire Fraser Valley to Hope, Squamish, Nanaimo and Greater Victoria (no joke!). So in the end Metro Vancouver's true size is probably very similar to "true" Metro Seattle's size.

crazyjoeda
Jan 11, 2009, 11:10 PM
Downtown Vancouver is way bigger than downtown Seattle. There is really nothing in downtown Seattle of much interest other than the Space Needle. The city life is quite blah compared to Vancouver.

Architype
Jan 12, 2009, 12:13 AM
^Great pictures.

http://www.pbase.com/joecanada/image/107851966/original.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/joecanada/image/107861536/original.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/joecanada/image/103748608/original.jpg

These are from my thread in City Photos, found here:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=163044

Spork
Jan 12, 2009, 12:51 AM
Can we institute a rule that you can only post photos of which were taken in +/- 8 degrees of the present day's temperature?

Hong Kongese
Jan 12, 2009, 2:55 AM
I miss summer! Nice pics, Architype.

red-paladin
Jan 12, 2009, 4:58 AM
Can we institute a rule that you can only post photos of which were taken in +/- 8 degrees of the present day's temperature?

I was going say, maybe we should have a rule that we only post renders of buildings that we know are going to get built! :( But then I realized that the Hotel Georgia is supposed to have no problems :) I hope :(

worldwide
Jan 12, 2009, 6:08 AM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3131471943_e00aaeb8e2_b.jpg

wow. cool shot. is this 1095 west pender?

seaJ
Jan 16, 2009, 3:28 AM
Downtown Vancouver is way bigger than downtown Seattle. There is really nothing in downtown Seattle of much interest other than the Space Needle. The city life is quite blah compared to Vancouver.

Hey Crazy, what exactly is your beef with Seattle. You always have to comment on how you don't think Seattle is anything compared to Vancouver. Vancouver is a very physically attractive city but I guaratee you there is a million more cultural opportunities in Seattle. Just the Space Needle huh.. what about the Pike Place Market, you know the one that Granville market is modeled after. Oh yeah and the EMP, the Seattle Art Museum, the shopping that so many Vancoverites seem to enjoy every weekend. Please and don't even get me started on the music scene comparisons, P.S.-some real nice photos here.

flight_from_kamakura
Jan 16, 2009, 6:16 AM
Post deleted. see PM

agrant
Jan 16, 2009, 9:43 AM
:previous: Holy smokes! Where did that come from?

LeftCoaster
Jan 16, 2009, 5:58 PM
Wow, that was a disgusting little racist rant there... thanks Kamakura.

Mods?

Oh and for the record I agree with SeaJ... Seattle kicks ass, so much fun stuff to do downtown and tons of vibrant street performers/musicians.

Metro-One
Jan 16, 2009, 6:34 PM
You do know that our logging town history is also culture right?

s211
Jan 16, 2009, 6:57 PM
Hey Crazy, what exactly is your beef with Seattle. You always have to comment on how you don't think Seattle is anything compared to Vancouver. Vancouver is a very physically attractive city but I guaratee you there is a million more cultural opportunities in Seattle. Just the Space Needle huh.. what about the Pike Place Market, you know the one that Granville market is modeled after. Oh yeah and the EMP, the Seattle Art Museum, the shopping that so many Vancoverites seem to enjoy every weekend. Please and don't even get me started on the music scene comparisons, P.S.-some real nice photos here.

No kidding. Seattle's art and music communities whup Vancouver six ways to Sunday.

Vancity
Jan 16, 2009, 6:58 PM
I don't think anyone has posted this one yet:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3114936401_4843331299_b.jpg
by ecstaticist

That's a nice aerial shot. Downtown Vancouver really is quite dense. Are they going to build out east (towards DTES?)?

Metro-One
Jan 16, 2009, 7:01 PM
:previous: Yes Seattle does have a good music scene but Vancouver's film industry can whup Seattle's. Also vancouver is much more dense than Seattle and to be honest, i *personally* have often found it quite boring there, simply because i am not a music scene person. Also the majority of Canadians don't go shopping in Seattle for the vibe, they go down to the depressing sprawl outlet malls for cheep deals. I feel we have some seattle trolls on our Vancouver photography forum.

Only The Lonely..
Jan 16, 2009, 7:11 PM
Nice picts! Keep em' coming.

LeftCoaster
Jan 16, 2009, 7:32 PM
:previous: Yes Seattle does have a good music scene but Vancouver's film industry can whup Seattle's. Also vancouver is much more dense than Seattle and to be honest, i *personally* have often found it quite boring there, simply because i am not a music scene person. Also the majority of Canadians don't go shopping in Seattle for the vibe, they go down to the depressing sprawl outlet malls for cheep deals. I feel we have some seattle trolls on our Vancouver photography forum.

Someone took an unwaranted and frankly incorrect shot at Seattle... they are just defending their city. Im sure we would do the same in their position.

And Metro, if you find seattle boring maybe you should spend more time downtown and not at the "depressing sprawl outlet malls". Seattle's downtown is usually quite busy with quite a bit of bustle and noise almost any day of the year. There are a ton of cool restaurants, bars, jazz lounges etc that make the city a great place to visit or live.

Also how does our film industry make this a better/more vibrant place to live?

vanman
Jan 16, 2009, 8:28 PM
I agree with you Leftcoaster. I used to hate on Seattle until I actually spent some time downtown last summer and was able to get a feel for the place. It was vibrant and interesting even on a Sunday morning, especially Pike Place Market. I would definitely go back and spend even more time there.

s211
Jan 16, 2009, 9:49 PM
I feel we have some seattle trolls on our Vancouver photography forum.

Better go get those spidey-senses of yours re-tooled.

Metro-One
Jan 17, 2009, 3:11 AM
:previous: I personally just don't find Seattle entertaining, and yes i have spent time in the downtown area, which does feel rather small to me. Not to say there are not beautiful parts to it, and i would agree that they have a better music scene, but as i said before that is not my scene. And actually having major film productions can add a great vibe to a city, you would agree if you have ever been invited to a full scale production party ;)

But if someone from Seattle does not like what someone on a Vancouver forum said about it then they don't have to come belittle Vancouver. We can all have our own opinions and to me Seattle is boring. Not everyone has to like Seattle. The same way not everyone has to like Vancouver, or Toronto, or Osaka, or Paris etc...

And saying its downtown is smaller than Van's is not trying to be provoking, it is just a geographical fact.

And it is also true that the majority of Canadians who cross the border here are only going to the outlet malls, which i find depressing (hence why i have only been to them twice in my life).

So why does everyone here have their panties in knot?

Again, why is it wrong for me to have an opinion that i personally find Seattle boring? I *personally* have more fun in Edmonton, Reno, and Portland than i do in Seattle. My ex-girlfriend lived in Tacoma, so trust me, i have been to Seattle many times.

Hong Kongese
Jan 17, 2009, 7:18 AM
I thought were not allowed to do the city vs city thing on this forum..

vansky
Jan 17, 2009, 8:08 AM
I thought were not allowed to do the city vs city thing on this forum..

we shouldnt waste time comparing cities, obviously vancouver is more interesting tha nseattle.

Vancity
Jan 17, 2009, 9:38 AM
we shouldnt waste time comparing cities, obviously vancouver is more interesting tha nseattle.

I have to say that I like Seattle :) I enjoyed my time there when I went down there. It's a very beautiful place. Is downtown Vancouver "denser" - yeah, I think it is. There's a lot to do down in Seattle, some very interesting places, and lots of places to just hang out. Vancouver and Seattle both have their pros and cons, and I enjoy both cities. I love Vancouver, because well, this is where I'm from, and I love my city, but I'm not going to belittle Seattle, simply because I'm a Vancouverite.

Seattle's a great place, and there're lots of great things about the city (the Mariners - well, at least when they were winning, the Pike Place Market (that such a neat area. I think the first Starbucks store is there!). I'm planning on going down to Seattle with some friends in a few weeks time, so it'll be good to go down there again. I love the new(er) Premier Outlet malls, 'cause I can get some pretty good deals down there. Is it sprawl? Yeah, it is, but that doesn't hinder me and my friends from going down there and enjoying our time there. I think Seattle has a lot of potential still (Corporately, they are much MUCH stronger than Vancouver) to densify, and they will given time.

Delirium
Jan 17, 2009, 4:28 PM
here's more all from www.flickr.com

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3103498907_946d29cd72_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3162319080_1e0704849c_b.jpg

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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3131550669_b752c9fb6f_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3198088114_a52f775e40_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3178934352_a897568204_b.jpg

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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/3151308616_174c53e8d8_o.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3200228419_9557e20bb3_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3203301000_f3ed0ed5f2_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3158689665_0ff43ffab8_b.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3141443060_97d3b189b5_b.jpg

Hong Kongese
Jan 18, 2009, 2:01 AM
^^ Nice cars!

entheosfog
Jan 18, 2009, 5:06 AM
Taken by me today, most of these were taken near Commercial Drive.

The fog has lifted! Well, mostly. Although while I post this, it's back extra thick again...
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/5672/dscf8546qx9.jpg

A perfect day for some pictures:
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7561/dscf8548uj9.jpg

Hockey polo?? It's played here all the time:
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/2985/dscf8549az7.jpg

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3226/dscf8553oa6.jpg

Fruit & veg shoppers:
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/32/dscf8555jj2.jpg

A Citroen and a Renault. Cooooooool:
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/6889/dscf8558dx3.jpg

I feel like I'm back in winter! There's hardly any snow left where I live, closer to Commercial Drive:
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/5675/dscf8564kt8.jpg

Hmmm, yeah, good idea. That ice isn't thick at all:
http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/2559/dscf8567sz3.jpg

phesto
Jan 18, 2009, 7:53 PM
^Great shots.

I stopped on the way down from Cypress yesterday to snap one of Shangri-la and Mt.Baker:

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7715/img2273bwt5.jpg

Spring2008
Jan 18, 2009, 9:55 PM
^Clever!

Lighthouse
Jan 18, 2009, 10:00 PM
sweet picture of the Shangri-la! I love fog season

Metro-One
Jan 18, 2009, 10:01 PM
I don't know why, but i feel this is one of the best skyline shots i have ever seen of Van

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3163772709_14193ef938_b.jpg

touraccuracy
Jan 19, 2009, 1:53 AM
shangri-la looks massive!

entheosfog
Jan 19, 2009, 2:07 AM
Two shots from my balcony, just a short while ago:

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8651/dscf8572yv8.jpg

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9427/dscf8579hm0.jpg

Delirium
Jan 20, 2009, 2:12 PM
I don't know why, but i feel this is one of the best skyline shots i have ever seen of Van

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y101/oct2gon/va/3163772709_14193ef938_b.jpg

^ yeah.. i agree. two reasons for me. 1 because it shows mostly our commercial business district and few condos and 2, goes to show that we don't need mountains to have a nice looking skyline. also, the new Georgia tower is going to fill in that gap on the left really well.