Photographing Vancouver in the Spring

The Vancouver area is a place that I’m fairly familiar with. My parents took me there when I was a kid to see Expo ’86, I revisited with my mom several years ago when we spent 12 days photographing the area, and I was most recently there two years ago. Given where I am in …

Where to Take Pictures in Vancouver

View larger map of Vancouver photos In the same vein as the Where to Take Pictures in Los Angeles map I created last week, I decided to do one on Vancouver, Canada this time. The photos and locations are from my visit in 2009. Vancouver is a place that has always been dear to my …

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics

A bit of shameless self-promotion but this photo of Canada Place is currently on display at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. I think it is probably displayed at Canada Place since it is the main press center for the Olympic Games. Lindsey Vonn probably doesn’t have time to read photo blogs but it would also be …

Stanley Park Seawall

The final day of the Canada trip consisted of return visits to the International Buddhist Temple in Richmond and Granville Island, and an evening along the Seawall in Stanley Park. I would spend every day riding a bike along the Seawall if I could. I love this place! Judging from the amount of people who …

Capilano Suspension Bridge

As previously mentioned on my blog, I am scared of heights. The suspension bridge is several hundred feet above the Capilano River and sways harder the more people that there are on it. I barely made it onto the bridge 23 years ago before having to turn around. I heard that my grandaunt made it …

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 …