My hubby has been in discussions about a new job position and things are looking good. The General Operations Manager invited both of us to come over to Vancouver this past week and stay in the corporate suite. We didn't know what to expect so I packed *everything* and booked the dog into a kennel and reserved our ferry ride over!
We had a very early start and arrived mid morning into the Vancouver downtown Coal Harbour area and this is the entry to our high rise building:
|the Condo (3 walls of glass windows are behind and beside me!)|
|King sized and comfy!|
The ensuite bathroom was huge and very enjoyable!
|Sea wall walk and Marina|
|Westin Bayshore Hotel; Cardero's Restaurant|
In front with a wavy roof line is Cardero's, a waterfront restaurant that we dined at one evening. The seafood stirfry we had was yummy! We had strolled there among people out walking their dogs (lots of dogs in the downtown!), runners and joggers, tourists like us all enjoying the evening and admiring the boats. When we walked back the sun had set and the city was lighting up. Trust me, its never dark in the city at any time of night
|Vancouver Rowing Club set in Stanley Park, on Coal Harbour|
Many years ago....I attended a function at the Rowing Club and can tell you its a classic inside as well as out.
It had that classic 'British Gentlemens' Club' feel to it.
|paddle wheeler Constitution coming in|
|which one would you choose? (which one can you afford is more like it! The dinghy!)|
|cruise ship on her way!|
|Saltspring Air flight|
|modern terraced building|
|street level town homes|
|the green egg 'dome'|
|That's a gym waaay up there!|
|Sunset over Vancouver Island's mountains in the west|
We saw three marvelous sunsets while here. Those mountains off in the distance are on Vancouver Island. I tried some night shots to show all the city lights but I'm not a proper photographer. I use all automatic settings and left that up to hubby. He got some fantastic shots at night but his computer is misbehaving right now or I'd share one with you.
We had a full day off together and so headed to Granville Island!
|Diane Sanderson's Silk Weaving Studio|
|Now isn't this a sight for sore eyes!|
|Bombyx Silk Moth|
I found Bruce and we headed over to another building called the Net Loft and I was going to browse at Maiwa. They sell dye supplies. I looked around and while everything looked wonderful, I decided that I should use what I have already. Then I found the bead store!
|a rainbow of beads!|
We bought lunch and sat outside watching the people and boats to'ing and fro'ing. Sea gulls everywhere and then we noticed that the gulls had a plan. Rather than wait for scraps to be thrown (which is discouraged as it feeds rats too), they now wait on the roof line and watch people come out with plates of food. If they see an open style plate, they dive bomb the person! Four or five birds all flapping around their head (seemed like ten!) and out of three attacks, it worked once. A poor teenager dropped his plate of chinese style rice and chicken and everyone was in there scrapping over the scraps! Even the pigeons and starlings were jostling for position. Smart! So you aren't feeding us anymore? well, we'll take it all then! If you have ever watched the movie 'Finding Nemo' then you'll understand the seagull chant " mine, mine!"
|Marina and Granville Street Bridge|
Meanwhile, some were sitting still, including the boats. That's the Granville Street bridge that the market and grounds sit under.
|Sheraton Wall Centre|
We were in town another few days and visited with family and more business meetings as well. These are some shots taken on the fly from the car with my mobile phone camera. I liked the reflection of the building in the glass of the newest tower in Vancouver, the Sheraton Wall Centre. The reflected building is the old BC Hydro building where I got my very first job at age 18 after coming back to Canada ...oh, so many years ago!
Its now been converted into downtown apartments. The outside still looks the same, except maybe not in this photo!
|The bridge deck through Stanley Park|
|"Nova Spirit" owned by BC Billionaire Jimmy Pattison|