|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.
|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.
|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
Wendy Poole Park
May & Lorne Brown Park
Granville Loop 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?
|Coal Harbour and the Runner
This photo of mine was just featured on Beyond Robson. Woot!
Seen in Stanley Park. I was on my bicycle, and I took the equestrian side.
|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:
There are some more photos on my flickr.
|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.