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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ABC Wednesday: V for Vancouver's vistas

I always think of Vancouver, BC, as my home city. I was born nearby in New Westminster, and although I was raised in the Okanagan, we were back in the Vancouver area as soon as I finished high school, and my whole working life was in Vancouver or its suburbs.
Recently, when staying with my family in the 'burbs, I went into the city to do some visiting, and took these photos in the popular Kitsilano beachfront area.

Looking across the water from Kitsilano to the West End, above and below.

Beautiful tree-lined streets.

Sailboats and cargo ships at anchor.

"Kits Beach" is a favorite with residents and visitors.

Kay Davies photos, 2012
Posted for
ABC Wednesday

17 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful place to be from Kay! I love your city views. Magnificent! : )

aka Penelope said...

Great shots of familiar places, Kay! Kitsilano is one of the sweetest areas in Vancouver with its tree-lined streets and beach areas. Smaller apartment buildings, trendy shops and older homes turned into suites are loaded with charm from another era. A great place to live and to visit. :)

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely pictures of Vancouver beaches, Kay, and the mountains in the distance. The sky line seems to change constantly.

Raven said...

Wonderful photos. We (if I can get well) are going to the beach in July. I really love the beach.

Leslie: said...

Great shots! I think I've been there...lol *wink* If only the sun would shine, though! Have a great week,

Leslie
abcw team

diane b said...

A fabulous city. I love how there are snow covered mountains and beaches together, almost. I remember the beautiful the scenic drive towards Whistler.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Kay,
Your pictures are beautiful postcards from Vancouver, it's a lovely city and you got wonderful sunshine in your shots!
hugs
Léia

Roger Owen Green said...

this is a lovely city that I oght to visit

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Daryl Edelstein said...

a vista I hope one day to take pix of myself

Leslie said...

It's a lovely city :)

chubskulit said...

Such a relaxing scenery.

Eye View
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, Kay. I sped to Vancouver after high school too - it was a smaller city then. I also lived there for some years when my kids were small, first in Kitsilano, such a beautiful area. It's still beautiful there, just so much bigger, and faster-paced.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of beautiful Vancouver. Carver, ABC-Wed. Team

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

We used to love visiting Vancouver and Victoria (when we lived in Oregon)....now, when we get back to the Northwest we never have time -- I regret that! Beautiful place, beautiful pix.

bluegrassnotes said...

I used to visit Vancouver often--lived in Seattle for a while and then kept going back when I left the Pacific NW-- but haven't made it back for a long time. I sure miss it so it was lovely to see the photos. Used to stay at the Coast Plaza which I think was somewhere in the area of a couple of those pictures. Thanks for the lovely reminders.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hello Kay! I feel like you photographed my backyard :) The 5th photo from the top is so familiar, I could just about give a name to that blog. Thanks for the confirmation of my good fortune to be living here.

Francisca said...

Like you, I consider Vancouver one of my home towns. Terrific shots of oh so familiar scenes. You had that glorious weather that makes you forgive all the rain, Kay.