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Lantern Park Design Entry
Lantern Park - Beacon at Main and Terminal is an entry in the VPSN "Where's the Square?" design competition, created by myself and 2 friends. It's a re-design of the large park between Main St Skytrain station and Pacific Central station in Vancouver.

Posted by dustin on April 8, 2009. Tagged with
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Bloedel Floral Conservatory

The Bloedel Floral Conservatory sits under a tropical dome in Queen Elizabeth Park. It has some cool plants and birds to see, for the $5 admission fee. A cool discovery! See my photos.
Posted by dustin on February 5, 2008. Tagged with
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Google Maps misses the park
I noticed that the version of Vancouver seen on Google Maps is missing a bunch of parks that the real-life Vancouver has. Comparing it to the map from the Vancouver Park Board, I made a list of parks missing from Google:

Harbour Green Park
Barclay Heritage Square
Marina Square
Cardero Park
Portal Park
Discovery Square
Cathedral Square
Victory Square
Wendy Poole Park
May & Lorne Brown Park
Helmcken Park
Creekside Park
Sutcliffe Park
Granville Loop Park
Willow Park
Choklit Park

Some of them are small parkettes, but many are not. Harbour Green, Creekside, and Sutcliffe are all quite large. Added up, that's a lot of local green space that Google isn't showing. I only compared the downtown and false creek areas, so there are surely more. Maybe Google is missing your local park?
Posted by dustin on July 24, 2007. Tagged with
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Coal Harbour and the Runner

This photo of mine was just featured on Beyond Robson. Woot!
Posted by dustin on May 11, 2007. Tagged with
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Equestrian Pedestrian

Seen in Stanley Park. I was on my bicycle, and I took the equestrian side.
Posted by dustin on May 11, 2007. Tagged with
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Broken Trees in Stanley Park
Vancouver has been hit by a couple of big storms recently, and a lot of trees in Stanley Park have been knocked down. I went to check it out with a friend and here are some pictures:

The Path - Stanley Park

Stanley Park

Broken Tree - Stanley Park

There are some more photos on my flickr.
Posted by dustin on January 19, 2007. Tagged with
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Renaming Parc Avenue to be Robert Bourassa Avenue?
Apparently some Montreal politicians want to rename Parc Ave to be Robert Bourassa Ave (CBC report).

I have mixed feelings about it. The street passes between Parc du Mont-Royal and Parc Jeanne-Mance, which together form Montreal's glorious downtown park. I spent a lot of time at the Parcs playing sports, at the Tam-Tams or just hanging out. The name Parc Avenue is a great tribute to the culture that takes place there. Plus there are tons of stores on Parc above and below the Parks that have taken up the name.

On the other hand, Parc currently becomes Rue Bleury below Sherbrooke. I've always thought it was stupid to have streets change their names part-way through. Also, I do think it would be cool to have the intersection of Robert Bourassa and Rene Levesque.

PS: This blog entry was originally about something else. However since it (randomly) got a comment from a concerned citizen along with some follow-ups, I have repurposed it to the issue.
Posted by dustin on October 20, 2006. Tagged with
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