Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My World Tuesday ~ A Walk on Cambie


Sunday night was a loud night of rattling winds and rain. Monday morning it poured torrential rains and after it stopped, I thought it was safe to go out for a walk and errands. I got caught in the rain and more wind and was a bit chilled despite having 3/4 length sleeves on my sweater and my jacket but I pressed on and managed to get everything done that I had set out to do.  I also managed to get some beautiful photos.

Most of these snapshots were taken on Cambie Street.  The street under which the new rapid transit and subway links the Vancouver International Airport to Downtown Vancouver. Though the train opened in October 2009, I still haven't even had a chance to ride it.  I am hoping to get out to the airport well before I travel again by plane.

Here is a little peek down a side street.

 
I thought this tree showed off the lovely blooming green leaves.

In this photo you can see the clouds parted and the blue sky peeked out for a bit.


The gate at this house was just too cute to pass by without taking a photo. I wonder if the husband of the household gifted his wife with this gate on Valentine's Day? I think that would be a romantic thing to do.


At this time of the season I am pleased to find blossoms on trees and this Magnolia was no exception. Isn't it pretty?  Even the carpet of fallen leaves is so pretty. The rose bush was also a delightful find.


These next photos capture some of the buildings in the neighbourhood. They are taken to show others around the world what it looks like here. If one has never been to a place, one is often curious about what it looks like. Even if you have visited a place, I find that in this day of rapid development, things don't stay the same for long.


The Park in the background is a Vancouver institution and one of the old style movie theatres in the city.


In the photo above there is a tall building in the background with a circular top. It is the Harbour Center. Read about it here.

I end this tour with a panorama of the city skyline.

 

As you can see, the sky above is still very menacing but I'm happy to report that the rain held off until I finished my errands and returned home. I was very glad of that since I was laden with bags and very tired.

 

Addendum: LV over at http://livinatmemescorner.blogspot.com kindly posted this award for me today. I think it is a cool award and it glady accept it because that is what I try to do with my blogs; bring a little ray of sunshine (and it doesn't ask me to do anything *smile).

29 comments:

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful walking shots.
Luiz Ramos

Anonymous said...

A lovely walk through your world. Thanks for sharing your virtual tour.

Irene said...

Oh I do appreciate walking around virtually with you. I also want check out the rest of your blog when I have more time. Thanks for your visit.

LV said...

I wish I had been with you on your walk through your great city. All your photos are so pretty. Check out my blog today. I have an award for you.

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful world. Ilove seeing your pictures

affectioknit said...

Oh those blossoms - spring...

Joyful said...

@Ramos, thank you for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Please visit again soon.

Joyful said...

@Ramos, thank you for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. Please visit again soon.

Joyful said...

@ Wren, lovely to see you. I'm glad you enjoyed our virtual walk :-)

Joyful said...

@Irene, what a lovely compliment. I'm so glad you stopped by for our walk and I hope to see you at another blog post soon. Enjoy :-)

NatureFootstep said...

those clouds aded a nice light to your photos :)

Anonymous said...

Wow..what a beautiful word! Your photos are just beautiful..

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

great posst and a lovely walk

SandyCarlson said...

What an interesting, beautiful place. Thanks for taking us out for a walk. I feel all that weather and I can smell those blossoms!

Joyful said...

@Riet, thank you for sharing my world with me. You are most welcome to come again soon :-)

Joyful said...

Thank you Affectioknit. Soon Spring warmth will melt your snow.

Joyful said...

@NatureFootstep, I do love all kinds of clouds. They make the most interesting formations. Thanks for dropping by!

Joyful said...

@IcyBC, thank you for the lovely compliment :-)

Joyful said...

@Coffee, thank you so much for dropping by. A nice walk is always better with a friend. :-)

Joyful said...

@Sandy, I am happy that you found beauty in my world. I hope you can visit again some time.

Diary From Africa said...

I enjoyed my walk with you today ;) love that gate, too !

Joyful said...

@Lynda, I'm so glad you enjoyed the walk. I was thinking of you when I wrote it. I thought you might like to see more of our streets and neighbourhoods. Have a blessed Easter weekend!

Glennis said...

Love the gate with the hearts, also the beautiful Magnolia tree coating the ground in pink petals.
Hope your Easter is lovely.

Katy ~ said...

You are way ahead of us in spring weather. Our trees are just barely leafing out, with many buds still waiting for the sun to shine on them. Our far hills look like they have a red and green mist over them because of the leaf buds. There are only a faw spring flowers that have bloomed, more will be here in the next three weeks or so, and then spring will be in full bloom! We are thinking that snow is in the forecast, but if it should come it will not stay, as before, but so far it has only been cold and rainy. I don't mind. We need the rain and it is a gift from heaven.

Joyful said...

@Katy, since I posted these photos I have been away upcountry and only home for a week as of today. I live in Vancouver and the weather here has been iffy all Spring. It was raining yesterday but today was quite nice. Right now though I see the sky is clouding over. It finally reached a warmer temperature yesterday (about 25 degrees Celsius).

Joyful said...

@Katy, since I posted these photos I have been away upcountry and only home for a week as of today. I live in Vancouver and the weather here has been iffy all Spring. It was raining yesterday but today was quite nice. Right now though I see the sky is clouding over. It finally reached a warmer temperature yesterday (about 25 degrees Celsius).

Joyful said...

@Sandy, I am happy that you found beauty in my world. I hope you can visit again some time.

Joyful said...

@NatureFootstep, I do love all kinds of clouds. They make the most interesting formations. Thanks for dropping by!

Joyful said...

great posst and a lovely walk

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