B.C. Parliament Building at Night

My parents took the above photo in 1986 without the luxury of a tripod so this is another scene that I have waited 23 years to photograph. They did manage a sharp photo however by balancing their Nikon 35mm SLR on the wall but the sky was black by that point. This picture is dedicated …

Miniature World

Located within the famed Empress Hotel, Miniature World is by far my favorite attraction in Victoria. I remember enjoying this place as a kid – Gulliver’s Travels and the Dwarf’s Diamond Mine are the two exhibits that have long stood out in my mind so you could probably imagine how excited I was to be …

Expo 86

I have a bronze pencil sharpener on my desk of the Science World building which was purchased as a souvenir at Expo 86. As my earliest travel memories, I probably would have never taken such an interest in travel and nature photography had it not been for the sights I saw on that previous trip …

Granville Island

Granville Island is a great place to spend the afternoon and evening. You can go to the public market and buy fresh fruits from local farmers, find dinner and take it outside on the benches watching kids chase the pigeons with live music in the background. There are also restaurants and shops everywhere in addition …

Bill Reid’s Raven and the First Men Sculpture

Bill Reid is considered to be the modern pioneer of Haida art. His influence can be seen all over the local art scene and attractions around town. I think this sculpture, Raven and the First Men, was probably his most popular piece as it evidenced by how prominently displayed it is in the rotunda. I …

Nisga’a Artist, Vince Fairleigh

Nisga’a artist, Vince Fairleigh (W’iiyuu) was the artist-in-residence at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology this summer. I think his art is awesome and I could tell how passionate he was about his work just by chatting with him for a few minutes. As a fellow visual artist, I have a lot of respect for people who …

Queen Elizabeth Park

Before the trip, Ron Niebrugge had mentioned that the grass in Vancouver had turned yellow due to the drought. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I saw Queen Elizabeth Park. Just about the entire perimeter of the park was full of dead grass apparently since Vancouver doesn’t have any sprinklers installed at the …

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

Bridal Veil Falls is an incredible sight to witness. The setting is extremely lush and even more so given the rain and fog. As you could imagine, that was also a cause for frustration. At Minter Gardens I could keep my lens dry at least because I was shooting down at everything but at Bridal …

The Lonely Bridesmaid

I was originally going to post another image but then I thought about what the image of this bridesmaid standing out there by herself in the rain meant. I wanted to reach out and give her a hug. My biggest fear in life would be to die alone. Surely there is a lonely bridesmaid out …