I’ve just returned from a week in Vancouver, to have more eye surgery. In the following days, I was allowed to do very little, and was mostly confined to the apartment we were staying at. Lucky for me, I had endless entertainment, simply by looking out the windows. Our puppies, Bella and Georgie, were captivated by the views, too.
Situated on the seventh floor of the one-hundred-plus year old Lee Building, this gem of a corner suite offered vast views of Vancouver, including its City Hall.
Harbour Centre Tower
I could go on and on, and believe me, I will, but I’ll start with the Lee Building, itself. Built in 1912, this distinguished brick building sits on the busy corner of West Broadway and Main.
The entrance opens onto West Broadway, with a convenient café located right next door.
Hubby had just given me a Canon Powershot SX60 HS camera as an early birthday gift, and I’d planned to use my downtime to go through the operating manual to familiarize myself with its many features. Instead I just took photos. Lots and lots of photos. The camera has an amazing 65x Optical Zoom (21mm-1365mm) Wide-Angle Lens, and it was great fun experimenting with what it could do.
Between the clocks and the Canadian flag on Vancouver City Hall, I had ample opportunity to practice zooming. Hubby’s shots with his Rebel generally turned out better than mine.
Night shots were tricky, and not many of mine turned out.
I love this shot of Hubby’s with the sun in clouds behind the flag.
West Broadway was another convenient spot to photograph.
Street lights just starting to come on.
The street looked incredible during rush-hour. A parade of red, green and yellow lights made it look very festive. It was hard to capture, though. My son took these ones with my camera.
It rained a lot while we were there, socking everything in.
It all came to life when the sun appeared.
A sliver of ocean was visible on the horizon on clear days.
Street views from the west window.
I caught a partial sunset one evening.
City night lights.
Being a corner unit, it also overlooked Main Street to the North.
The lights of Grouse Mountain ski hill are visible in this one.
Harbour Centre Tower was great to zoom in on, both day and night, when it lights up like a Christmas tree. (My son took the night shots with my camera)
Harbour Centre Tower and Grouse Mountain are tiny specks in this night shot.
Street views from the north window.
Day after day, we looked for the Northshore Mountains, without luck. Then one sunny morning, there they were, towering majestically in the background.
BC Place, Harbour Centre Tower and the Northshore Mountains, all in one frame.
This mountain is called The Lions. It’s also known locally as the Twin Sisters.
Cypress Bowl ski hill.
Grouse Mountain ski hill, where Hubby grew up skiing.
So, there you are. Lovely cityscapes through the windows of Vancouver’s Lee Building. I hope you were as entertained looking at them as I was photographing them.