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Old Posted Feb 21, 2014, 5:58 AM
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Nice photo, but I think the weather had something to do with no people in your photo...

There was some really good atmosphere at the Olympic Cauldron this evening. People just sitting there looking at it, some singing O'Canada and overall a very warm and jolly spirit. I am really happy I went!
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Nice photo, but I think the weather had something to do with no people in your photo...

There was some really good atmosphere at the Olympic Cauldron this evening. People just sitting there looking at it, some singing O'Canada and overall a very warm and jolly spirit. I am really happy I went!
Sounds like a fun time. The weather actually had little to do with the lack of people in my photo - it was actually fenced off. The lens of my crappy point and shoot was shoved through the holes in the fence.

Don't have a great picture of the fence but here it is from down the street

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Old Posted Feb 21, 2014, 6:08 AM
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Oh, that is shame to hear. Why was it fenced off? Some idiot dropped into the pool?
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2014, 6:47 AM
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There wasn't even a reflecting pool at that point. They had it fenced off (and hidden) during construction and throughout the Olympic period. I guess they were worried about people climbing onto it.
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Nice evening shot of Woodwards, thanks!
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2014, 6:12 PM
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From my Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikechu/12470450414/

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Old Posted Mar 17, 2014, 6:34 PM
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Great shot, the water is amazingly still.
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Old Posted Apr 7, 2014, 3:47 PM
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Last month I experimented with a 35mm Nishika camera which normally is used for lenticular images. I found with some experimenting you can use it to produce 3D stereographic images and print nice and authentic looking stereograms. Each stereogram takes about two and a half hours to make. I produced a set of 16.

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2014, 11:33 PM
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I rent a house on Bowen Island once in a while, and here are a few pics from my current stay. I was supposed to drive back to Calgary today but my Bowen landlady extended my time until next Wednesday so I'm ecstatic!


after the St Patrick's Day parade Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr

vintage VPD by LUMIN8, on Flickr





Mom's, Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr



Lynn Creek North Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr



Queen of Capilano sailing into the sunset... by LUMIN8, on Flickr


Oceanic Plaza Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr


Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr


Pappa Roti Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr


leaving Snug Cove Bowen Island by LUMIN8, on Flickr



Living Shangri-la Vancouver by LUMIN8, on Flickr
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Wow Pappa Roti sure spent some bucks in decorating their store.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 12:11 AM
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Arrow a question, please.

Wow, what photos, thanks people. Jimby, you get the Oscar for this page, anyway, they're fantastic.
OK the question; where the color picture series begins, second photo down, Howe Street, with antique police car ....
Is the green "lantern" structure that seems to protrude, and sort of "overhang" from (presumably) a post some where), near the middle-just back a tad, of the police car, just a sort of special effect, or is it part of Vancouver permanent street furniture in metal. I'd really like to know.
Thank you, if anyone knows. This is very important to me.

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Looks like it's just a street lamp.. Go to Howe/Davie in Google Maps and you can see them on two of the corners of the intersection. Seems to be another one down Howe Street going towards False Creek..
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 5:25 AM
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Wow Pappa Roti sure spent some bucks in decorating their store.
A chain from Malaysia... but known as Roti Boy there.

Another Malaysian brand added to Vancouver/BC.
1. Shangri-la hotel chain
2. Holborn/TA Global - developer for Trump Hotel
3. UEM - developer for Quintet, Richmond
4. Petronas - oil and gas in northern B.C.
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Looks like it's just a street lamp.. Go to Howe/Davie in Google Maps and you can see them on two of the corners of the intersection. Seems to be another one down Howe Street going towards False Creek..
It's rather large and stylized.
This could indicate that city planners have passed the "utilitarian only" stage in that part of downtown and the street lighting there, and are focussing more on image and style.
Nice to see some aesthetic evolution in the downtown street furniture.
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 9:36 PM
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A chain from Malaysia... but known as Roti Boy there.

Another Malaysian brand added to Vancouver/BC.
1. Shangri-la hotel chain
2. Holborn/TA Global - developer for Trump Hotel
3. UEM - developer for Quintet, Richmond
4. Petronas - oil and gas in northern B.C.
Aren't they two different chains?
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Old Posted Apr 10, 2014, 10:15 PM
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Aren't they two different chains?
Same owner, apparently. And same concept, right down to the same kind of bread sold.

Now all we need for competition would either be France's Delifrance or South Korea's Tous le Jours to enter the local market.
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Sounds like they are different from this article about some lawsuits in Korea.

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Rotiboy and PappaRoti, the top two bread chains selling the popular coffee-flavored sweet bun, are tangled up in a bitter mix of lawsuits with their disgruntled local franchise operators.

The foreign brands have been running businesses here for nearly two years now and while sales are climbing up, relations with their Korean partners are turning sour over similar problems.

Hong Kong-based PappaRoti, which currently operates almost 100 domestic franchises, is in a legal battle with two dozen of its former franchise owners who claim that the parent firm provided them with sub-quality ingredients.

According to industry sources, they filed a joint lawsuit demanding PappaRoti repay the initial costs totaling nearly 500 million won to set up their businesses.

However, the bread company fired right back, denying there was any problem with the ingredients, claiming that the franchise operators are only trying to find a justification for prematurely breaking the original contract period.

A group of former PappaRoti franchise owners have launched a new brand called Bun & Fun.

``The legal battle with our previous partners is taking a hit on our brand image, but the court ruling will hopefully untangle the problem,'' said a PappaRoti spokeswoman. The court is set to issue a ruling on Thursday.

Facing similar problems regarding contracts, PappaRoti's competitor Rotiboy is currently dealing with five lawsuits.

The Malaysia-based firm has filed three charges against its former franchise operators, while the other two have been filed against the parent company.

The biggest problem is the overuse of Rotiboy's trademark.

A group of Rotiboy's previous franchise partners have started up a new brand called ``Caf? Roti,'' while using the interior concept and supplies that were provided by Rotiboy.

Company officials say that such action is an infringement of intellectual property rights.

``It is wrong for the former owners to use Rotiboy's concept if they are running their business under a completely different name,'' said a company spokeswoman, who stressed that consumers can be easily confused.

The firm's ex-partners, however, are arguing that Rotiboy's misled management guidelines forced them to cancel their contracts with the parent company.

``It is feared that the ongoing legal mess may scare away prospective franchise operators,'' said a Rotiboy official, who added that the court is expected to issue a ruling sometime soon.
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news...231_55754.html
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:31 AM
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Last March I took the Helijet in from Victoria and got a great view of the city. Only problem is I ended up on the wrong side of the helicopter to see downtown. However, I did get some cool pictures of the suburbs.
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Here's the Highway 99 and Highway 91 interchange looking east


Here's Brentwood looking east and also you can see the TCH under-construction


The only picture I got of downtown, sorry for the bad quality
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Old Posted Apr 11, 2014, 3:39 AM
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Nice! I want to take one of those helitours this coming summer.
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