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the Harbour Green Park is part of Downtown .

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King & Queen, by Sorel Etrog

King & Queen, by Sorel Etrog
Made by Uncle Buddha
Work in painted steel on display in Harbour Green Park as part of the Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011. This piece was also shown during the previous Biennale. From the Biennale website: In King and Queen the Romanian-born Canadian artist Sorel Etrog makes manifest the complex relationship between man and machinery and the conflict between individual agency in craft and industrialized mass manufacturing in the modern world. The machinery, tools and processes of industrialization - steel plating, sheet metal, bolts, rivets and hinges become the dominating visual elements in this work, which was actually constructed at DeMonte Fabrication Inc., a machine factory producing parts for the construction and automotive industries. The laps of the two figures beckon visitors and in spite of its formal, rigid and machine-like quality King and Queen has been a favourite Legacy piece for children to climb and sit on. Sorel Etrog's impressive and multi-faceted career has spanned more than 40 years making him one of the most important Canadian sculptors alive today. His work has been displayed at major international galleries around the world from Israel to Singapore, from Japan to Switzerland. In North America his position is secure in many of the most prestigious private and public collections, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and Le Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal.

HMCS Oriole

HMCS Oriole
Made by Michael Kalus
View on black The HMCS Oriole (KC 480) is the sail training vessel of the Canadian Navy based at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, British Columbia. She is a 31-metre sailing ketch, currently the oldest commissioned vessel in the Canadian Navy, and also the longest serving commissioned ship. The Oriole was originally laid down as the Oriole IV, the successor in a line of vessels named Oriole that were in service as the flagships for the Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto, Ontario. During World War II, she was chartered by the Royal Canadian Navy as a training vessel. In 1949 she was again chartered by the Navy as a new recruit training vessel, and subsequently moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1951. She was officially commissioned HMCS Oriole 19 June 1952, and two years later the navy moved her to CFB Esquimalt to become a training vessel to the Naval Officer Training Centre. Shot on Efke 50, developed in HC 110 (Solution H) for 14 minutes at 20C with 3 inversions per minute.

You Can't Fly

You Can't Fly
Made by tripleman
Since the one Billion (notice the capital B) dollars we are spending on security for the olympics (notice the small o) is really only meant to be used against protesters and the downtown east-side, these guys won't be able to fly during the event. The reasoning is that most flights that end up in the inner harbour start off in tiny, security deficient airports and therefor are a threat. But, lord knows, we couldn't dig into our taser, pepper spray and baton budget to fund some, you know, security. It is *only* a billion dollars and those protesters won't tase themselves... I hear Poland is sending a whole team of people. So Harbour Air, Saltspring Air, and whomever else are going to have to eat a half-month of revenue. Can you hear that? That's the trickle down of money that these games are going to shower all over BC. BC, The Best Place On Earth™ (Ha!) www.tripleman.com

Convention centre and seawall path

Convention centre and seawall path
Made by Stephen Rees
I wanted to get all of the green roof of the new Convention Centre. The footbridge in the foreground is open but is not part of the seaplane terminal. The passenger facilities are currently located in temporary buildings at the right - with the 'planes off to the left of that blue bridge. There is a temporary bike route to the right but pedestrians are directed up the stairs to the path (see note) This will all change next year. However, the operators are fighting the terminal charges

Still Rooting, For Now

Still Rooting, For Now
Made by tripleman
A second shot of Device To Root Out Evil. Because of complaints the parks board has decided to take it down. I don't know what community they represent, but it's not my community. Everyone I know loves this piece and is horrified that it's being removed. They are taking the public opinions on this at the next board meeting: Monday, April 14, 2008, 7:00pm Thunderbird Community Centre 2311 Cassiar Street, Vancouver Or you can leave a comment here: www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/feedback/index.shtml www.tripleman.com

Device to Root out Evil (2)

Device to Root out Evil (2)
Made by Yvon from Ottawa
Device to Root out Evil is a famous piece of art that has been shrouded in controversy almost from the day it was created in 1997. I was fortunate to be able to see it in its original location at Harbour Green Park in Vancouver in 2006, because in the summer of 2008 it was moved to Calgary as a result of pressure from some Vancouverites who were offended by it. In this case, I truly feel that Vancouver's loss was Calgary's gain. Before Vancouver, the Upside down church, as it is also known, was rejected by Stanford University - the alma mater of its creator, Dennis Oppenheim - because it was deemed not appropriate for the campus.

Tonight in Vancouver: From Seawall to Convention Centre

Tonight in Vancouver: From Seawall to Convention Centre
Made by [travelfox]
Since the days are getting longer (and dusk stretches longer, too) it's easier to take night shots during our walks - one of the things I love about spring and summer in Vancouver. The seawall along Coal Harbour is always a favorite. What you see here is the Vancouver Convention Centre, with its 6-acre grass and wildflower roof (sloping in different angles and levels). It's an interesting fact that the water used to irrigate this roof comes from recycled waste water that the building produces. So next time you're using the washroom inside the VCC, think about this: Every flush makes the grass greener on the upper side!

Device to Root out Evil (1)

Device to Root out Evil (1)
Made by Yvon from Ottawa
If you remember seeing this sculpture by American artist Dennis Oppenheim in its original location at Harbour Green Park in Vancouver, you were there sometimes between 2005 and 2008. Device to Root out Evil, also known as the Upside down church, was supposed to be on permanent display in Harbour Green Park when it was brought to the city during the 2005-2006 Vancouver Sculpture Biennale, but pressure from resident groups who were offended by it, forced the city to get rid of it in 2008. It has found a new home at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.

The Five Sails

The Five Sails
Made by FernShade
The delicate scaffolding marks the early stages of construction on the distinctive landmark Five Sails above Canada Place. It will take some 7 months to remove and replace them with a new fabric of Teflon and fibreglass. This is part of a Federal Government Incentive Program that designated $21-million for this project. The original sails are 25 years old, so they served well, and the new ones will look exactly the same but will be more durable. It's a big job...the sails comprise 178,000 sq. ft of fabric!

Coal Harbour, Vancouver

Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Made by Uncle Buddha
Condominium towers overlooking Coal Harbour and Harbour Green Park. From left to right: Ritz Coal Harbour - 2008, Hancock Brückner Eng + Wright (in distance with red paint) Cielo - 2007, Downs/Archambault & Partner Carina - 2003, Hancock Brückner Eng + Wright (resembles a sail filled with wind) Palladio - 2002,Merrick Architecture, Lund Architecture Limited (only a corner is visible behind Carina) Callisto - 2004, Hancock Brückner Eng + Wright Escala - 2002, James KM Cheng Architects Inc.

Anniversary

Anniversary
Made by realvision
This is my very last picture for the Vancouver 2010. Today we had the anniversary event for the Olympics and Paralympics. Former volunteers, torch runners Olympic officers, or any Olympic fans came to downtown Vancouver and the plaza where the Olympic Caldron stands. The Caldron was once more ignited with the flame that reminds us exciting memories and moments one year ago we were experiencing exactly here in the same city. Thank you everyone for checking up with my Olympic pictures !

Vancouver seaplane terminal

Vancouver seaplane terminal
Made by Stephen Rees
The new terminal is facing resistance to the proposed a head fee to passengers to use it latest www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/bc...

Coal Harbour at Dusk

Coal Harbour at Dusk
Made by akameus ( Randy Kosek )
Vancouver, British Columbia Click below for FULL view; Hi Res Flash Version on 360Cities; www.360cities.net/image/coal-harbour-at-dusk#104.60,0.00,... Hi Res Flash Version on ViewAt; viewat.org/?i=en&id_aut=1654&id_pn=12264&pag=...

Vancouver 2010 winter olympic media center

Vancouver 2010 winter olympic media center
Made by ...Ashish...
View Large On Black My Canon xti is giving me a CF Card read error (have tried different cards but no avail). There goes my stormtrooper 365 plans. I reckon sending it to Canon service would fix it for around $200 but that's the value of the camera so don't know what to do :(! Disappointed by the build quality, paid 1000$ for it in 2007.

10-metre Olympic Cauldron

10-metre Olympic Cauldron
Made by MunchYYC
(Day 1 of our 2011 Alaska Cruise on the Disney Wonder) HDR shot of the 10-metre Olympic Cauldron situated next to Canada Place. Taken as we left Canada place and the Burrard Inlet on our way to Alaska. If you look closely, you can see our ship in the refection of the building 2nd from the right. Technique used was 3 exposures combined into 1 HDR photo in photoshop CS5. +1, -1 exposure.

E.T. in Harbour Green

E.T. in Harbour Green
Made by Tom Wiebe
The West End Community Centre put on a screening of E.T. in Coal Harbour Green. Lovely setting for it and turnout was good. Sadly, due to the indignity Spielberg performed on all current releases of the film, I was unable to stay and watch. Future historians note, the FBI agents had guns at the end, not bloody walkie talkies. I'm really tired of Hollywood trying to rewrite my childhood.

The Pillows, by Jianhua Liu

The Pillows, by Jianhua Liu
Made by Uncle Buddha
The Pillows by Chinese artist Jianhua Liu looks to be one of the most intriguing installations of the Vancouver Biennale so far. I've been by it a couple of times and it really draws people into it, so it's great to see the interactivity. The kids on the right were having a lot of fun playing on them, while the others were enjoying a place to sit and chat while the sun went down.

Purple Puzzle

Purple Puzzle
Made by FernShade
Well OK...Purple and green puzzle. Of course it wouldn't be a puzzle to any respectable gardener, but it's the first time I've seen a plant exactly like this one - I had labeled it Echeveria (see photo in Comment, below). ......................................................................... Special thanks to PAWIGHTM who knew exactly what this is: Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

24/7 Security by the Media Centre

24/7 Security by the Media Centre
Made by Tom Wiebe
Just waiting around, should get busy in the next few days though, the Media Centre opened today. Test shot using my ancient (1960's era) Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 with an adapter on the Olympus. The lens is in rough shape to say the least and, while the halo's around point light sources are generally something you're trying to not get, I kinda like them. Gives things an old-timey feel

Harbour Air Sea Plane - Instagram

Harbour Air Sea Plane - Instagram
Made by timbarton
I downloaded a new app for my iphone called Instagram. The idea is to share photos easily with others across the web. I think flickr already does this! But these photos have a specific style - the old instant camera style. Its fun to experiment with anyway. Here's my first attempt. The next picture is the same scene but using Photoshop Express rather than instagram.



Nearest places of interest:

The Mill Restaurant
Sierra Systems Head Office
1 Harbour Green
2 Harbour Green
  Boat Dock
CYHC - Vancouver Harbour Water Aerodrome Floatplane Terminal
Deadman's Island - HMCS Discovery
Lower Brockton Cricket Pitch

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