I was searching through my filing cabinet the other day, I came across some photos I took in North Vancouver (Ambleside is in West Van) while doing research for Show No Weakness. I thought it might be fun to post some of those pictures so anyone who has read the book, or plans to, can see the locations for themselves. Be forewarned, these pictures were taken a number of years ago on print film, so the quality isn’t what I’d like it to be.
I used this condo as reference for the one Joely and Taylor lived in. This picture doesn’t show their unit, which was on the right corner, on ground level.
The North Vancouver RCMP detachment, location of many scenes between Cole and Joely.
The Lonsdale Quay
Both the picture above and this one shows the fountain in the scene where Cole and Joely are looking for Taylor.
View of Burrard Inlet from the quay, as Taylor would’ve seen it while hanging out there.
Ambleside Beach. Taylor’s favorite place and where he went after the fight with Joely.
Freighters working the narrows at Ambleside.
View of Lion’s Gate Bridge from Ambleside, as Taylor would’ve seen it that evening.
Basketball court at Ambleside Park, where Taylor played that evening.
Hope that helps set the scene for you. 🙂