Walk through Vancouver
• Walk on Vancouver
Some people say that the Vancouver Center - one of the most beautiful among modern cities in America, the other - it is one of the best cities to live in, and others - that there is a very expensive and boring, because everything is predictable as a clock.
When I flew to Vancouver, I knew practically nothing about this city. Know that there is a center with skyscrapers, I knew that there Coal Harbour ( "Coal Harbor") - where do without it. Therefore, arriving in the city and throwing things at the hotel, I left it in the direction of Coal Harbour.
Here, in fact, Coal Harbour. In 1862, English explorer Jorde Vancouver found here coal. However, it turned out to be of poor quality and it was not enough. Coal was mined here practically, but the name has stuck.
Now Coal Harbour - is several marinas (parking) for yachts and small airport for seaplanes, some of which operate regular flights to the island of Vancouver (to Victoria), and some rolled tourists and all sorts of beautiful show.
where the Olympic flame burned in 2010.
The Center in Vancouver - a plurality of glass high-rise office and residential buildings is the streets that intersect at right angles and forming blocks (here they say "two blocks to the north," "through the 3rd quarter of this street"), it is a few people and a few machines (although in peak hour traffic jams can occur), it's a lot of trees, flower beds and outdoor pots of flowers in the streets.
The whole center is laid paving stones and granite slabs. Everywhere there are wheelchair kalyasok and dedicated lanes for cyclists.
A part of the building on the right - and Exhibition Center, where the conference on computer graphics, for which I came to Vancouver.
This is a typical house in the center. And the typical lawn with trees (maple, yeah), where it is pleasant to lie in the afternoon or drive a ball with the kids.
Marina Coal Harbour.
A couple of kilometers south of the center there is a beautiful park of Queen Elizabeth. It is located on a hill and over a large area.
The park is very cool!
Another of the park offers a good view of the center. Gore left - Cypress Mountain.
View of BC Place Stadium - the main stadium of the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
And this is a view of the center Cypress Mountain at sunset.
View of the center with Stanley Park waterfront.
In the center of the panorama can be seen floating gas station for boats.
Statue runner Harry Jerome in Stanley Park.
A flying saucer - it Harbour Center. On the top floor there is a restaurant, a little lower - a viewing platform.
It offers a good view.
On the south side of the city center ogranitsen Gulf of False Creek. These are two road bridges across the bay.
In the False Creek also many marinas.
And in False Creek like canoeing and kayaking. Especially a lot of the rowers in the evenings. The building is in the form of a golf ball - this is Science World. What is there now do not know, but it was built as an exhibition center for Expo'86.
Vancouver - really comfortable and beautiful city. Despite heaps of skyscrapers, there's a lot of greenery. In addition, just 40 minutes away by car to the bears. During the week that I spent in Vancouver, the city is not tired