Vancouver is the most wonderful place. I put it up there with San Francisco and Sydney as a kind of magic sort of harbor city.~Terence Stamp
This week Tina challenges us to visualize a place that has captured our heart. That’s an easy choice.
One of our favorite places is Vancouver, B.C., where our son currently lives. This harbor city in western Canada has the advantage of being near the Pacific Ocean and the North Shore Mountains. Because of its unique geographic location, its weather is temperate, but variable–with days of brilliant sunshine in the summer months, but changeable skies during the rest of the year. Still, it is one of the warmest cities in Canada in the winter.
This next shot, taken from the Grandville Bridge, highlights the architecture of this city of 2.4 million people. It has a surprising number of new ultra-modern skyscrapers, with beautiful vistas of the city and harbor.
Every time we return to Vancouver, I check on the progress of Vancouver House, one of the newest skyscrapers in the city with a unique undulating design. Even though it hasn’t been completed yet, the view from the ground is spectacular.
Even from the center of the city, the country isn’t far away. This shot was taken from Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver, near Horsehoe Bay.
We’re back on the road this week, traveling to another city that I love. But I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the stunningly beautiful city of Vancouver, our son’s home.
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As always, Amy, Tina, Ann-Christine, and I hope you will join us!