Sunday, April 25, 2010

Under the Bridge

Sitting on a bench on Granville Island (located underneath the Granville Street Bridge) in the sun enjoying a coffee is one of my favourite things to do. This is a shot taken at just such a moment, of the Burrard Street Bridge. In addition to being one of the three bridges connecting the downtown core with the west side of Vancouver, (the others are the Granville & the Cambie Street Bridges) Burrard has designated bicycle lanes, so I tend to use it a lot. You can also get to Granville Island via the two small ferry companies that ply the waters of False Creek: Aquabus and False Creek Ferries. Under the bridge is one of the False Creek Ferries making the crossing to Granville Island from the Vancouver Aquatic Centre on the downtown side. In the background are the residential towers of the West End - my neighbourhood. Behind the buildings is Stanley Park. In the deep background, directly under the centre of the bridge is Cypress Mountain - the ski hill that famously was short on snow as it played host to the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in February.

A quintessential Vancouver spring scene!

Post title from this Red Hot Chili Peppers song.

1 comment:

  1. Great post. lots of information, links and a fine photo of the bridge.