Friday, April 30, 2010

Wondering Where the Lions Are

I took this photo the other day as I was bicycling along the newly created bike lane on the Dunsmuir Viaduct (the westbound twin to the Georgia Viaduct I mentioned here). Though it's not an especially artful shot, it does include a couple of Vancouver icons. On the right is the double peaked mountain that is referred to as The Lions, due to the resemblance to a couple of resting lions. From this mountain's name we get the names of the Lions Gate Bridge and the BC Lions football team. On the left hand side of the photo is the large red "W" sign, a remnant from the old Woodwards building, since torn down and the site turned into a residential tower and shopping complex.

In the foreground is Andy Livingstone Park. The buildings you see are, from right to left, the western edge of Chinatown merging into the Gastown neighbourhood, with the towers on the left the beginning of the downtown core.

Post title from this Bruce Cockburn song.

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