Wayne and I both love large metropolitan cities and we gawked uncontrollably at the huge, beautiful buildings. Vancouver reminded us both of New York City, but with many more residential high rise buildings. Someone told us the prices start at about $1 million.
|The residential sections|
|There's nearly 14 miles of seawall around Stanley Island.|
And a bunch of Canadian Geese.
|Stanley Park flower garden|
|Lions Gate Bridge|
|Wayne watching the seaplanes take off and land. Canada Place is in the background.|
|The Yacht Club|
| Brockton Point Lighthouse|
Decommissioned in 2005
|Looking across into North Vancouver|
|Five Sails at Canada Place view from Stanley Park |
A cruise ship is docked on the other side.
|BTW...Vancouver touts itself as the world's most dog friendly city.|
|Along the sidewalk at Five Sails|
|A large cruise ship is to the left. Five Sails can been seen behind Wayne.|
|The huge cruise ship is to the left.|
|Lexie's short legs get tired easily so she sometimes rides in her "Outward Hound" and I do the walking.|
Just below Canada Place is the oldest part of Vancouver: Gastown. The story goes like this: In 1867, John Deighton, known as "Gassy Jack" (don't know why, but can only guess) announces that he'll serve free whiskey to all millworkers who build a saloon for him. The millworkers built a saloon for Gassy Jack in one day. Gastown is named for him.
|Entry to Gastown|
|The famous steam engine clock was built in 1977. It was the first steam clock.|
|Canadian Pacific Railway Building|
|View of the Burrard Street Bridge. |
Vancouver downtown to the right.
|Wayne going into the market|