|Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The stadium in the centre recently acquired a retro-fitted retractable roof. It’s old inflatable roof was called the Mushroom in Bondage. I’m thinkin’ Slumbering Porcupine might best describe it now.|
I’m not braggin’ I’m just sayin’ … [Oh, what the Hell!] 90% of those high-rises are residential. That’s the downtown core. It’s the vibrant heart of Vancouver. No concrete canyons. Instead it’s rivers of people all year long. Well, almost. Miles of sandy beaches within walking distance. The City of North Vancouver snuggles up to those 1500 m-high mountains. Three ski resorts within a 20 minute drive of these buildings—one just off the left edge; another two hiding off to the right. Perennially voted one of the most livable cities on the planet. No freeways in sight—the major north–south highway, by design, bypasses the whole of Vancouver’s central business district and adjacent suburbs on its way to Horseshoe Bay and its ferries to Vancouver Island. The Sea to Sky Highway continues from there, past Squamish and the new Quest University, then on to Whistler–Blackcomb, the alpine event centre during the 2010 winter olympic games. A jewel.
Light a candle. I’ll be back soon!