City Hall and the West Side of the Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood (Repeat)

  • January 26, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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It looks like the weather Sunday is going to be fabulous.......and this looks like it was a great photo-walk in a very interesting area. I missed it because I had to work, as did many of you....so I'm going to post it again....I hope some of you can join me, even if you were here a couple of weeks ago.....Tracy


"PERAMBULATE"....to perambulate suggests a relaxed, unhurried and inquisitive stroll where the destination or purpose is not particularly important. There is probably no better way to understand a city than on foot, where the abundance of small detail can really only be seen, understood and interpreted by the perambulator....

...and this is the perfect area to perambulate...cameras in hand of course! There is nothing special about the streets we will walk today....but they are interesting in their own way.....chances are you may have driven on one of them them as a shortcut, to keep you off the main thoroughfares of the area...but have you ever stopped to walk them.....most people don't realize that these streets are still part of the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Where will we meet: We will meet outside the Broadway/City Hall skytrain station....by the headless statues.  From here we will head to City Hall then wander the streets between Yukon and Ontario and 11th and 4th. The photo-walk will take between 2 and 2.5  hours and will return us to our starting point. Following the photowalk, we will be heading to "Original Joes" located at the corner of Broadway and Cambie for a drink/snack/lunch...... www.originaljoes.ca/menus

How do I get there: If you aren't taking skytrain..go to www.translink.ca for info on buses. There are many pay parking lots in the area, but they tend to be expensive....there is some street parking, but much of it is permit parking for the residences of the area.

 

What can I photograph: This part of the neighbourhood is an eclectic mish-mash of residential, commercial and industrial...Ontario Street runs right through it...it's where east meets west....watch out for the contrasts....there is the fabulous views of the city and Cambie Street Bridge as we leave our meeting point and again as we make our way back there..... all types of architecture...everything from the handsome art deco City Hall with it's tiered wedding cake exterior....victorian mansions, quaint edwardian houses, utilitarian apartment blocks & rooming houses to contemporary condos. We will walk along a street that was named the most beautiful, there are parks, old warehouses, retro manufacturing companies and quirky businesses.....keep your eyes open for the statue of Captain George Vancouver and a dogwood tree planted by Princess Diana and Prince Charles in 1986...

The route: We will enter the ground of City Hall at 10th Avenue...when we come out on the other side we will be at Yukon....cross Yukon and follow either 10th or 11th Avenue east (both are full of surprises) to Ontario....go north on Ontario to 4th Avenue....then go to Alberta and head south to Broadway...feel free to explore the side streets and alleys in between if you see something that draws you that way.

What should I bring: A camera....any type is fine; a camera phone, a point and shoot or a DSLR, wear comfortable shoes and dress warmly. We will be walking uphill....

RSVP PROTOCOL - if you RSVP to this event and then can't make it please have the courtesy to change your RSVP so that people on the waiting list will have a chance to participate. If you are on the waitlist and can't attend, please remove your name from the list.

I am passionate about photography and this city, and enjoy sharing my passions with this group....however I am not qualified to answer any technical questions you may have...there are lots of very skilled people in the group that are always willing to assist..and Barry Brady has kindly offered to answer any questions by email. Just go to the homepage and hit contact.

AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!

AFTER THE MEET-UP DON'T FORGET TO UPLOAD EIGHT OF YOUR BEST IMAGES

Hope to see you there!......Tracy

 



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  • Alexander

    Very nice day.

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great first experience for me; a wonderful group, relaxed and friendly. Looking forward to our next meet up.

    January 26, 2014

  • Lea

    So nice to be out with cameras and good company!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great neighbourhood.

    January 26, 2014

  • kelly

    Thanks for coming out today in the cold and the fog.....I hope that you all enjoyed the diversity of the area and found lots of things to photograph...Don't forget to share up to 8 images.....See you next time!

    January 26, 2014

  • Wei l.

    sorry I am missing the walk as I was called for emergency. I am hoping to join you at one a' clock.

    January 26, 2014

  • tracy

    If your coming for lunch...leave a comment here please! Appreciate having some idea.... :-)

    January 23, 2014

    • Jan

      I'll miss the walk but will be there for lunch!

      January 26, 2014

    • Eric

      I am sorry I need to cancel the shoot and lunch, I got really sick over the weekend

      January 26, 2014

  • Sophie B.

    Thanks for making more room! I'm looking forward to my first walk with this group :)

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • tracy

      Your welcome Sophie...looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!

      January 25, 2014

  • kelly

    Hello,
    Just a friendly reminder...if your plans have changed and you can't attend, please change your RSVP...we are experimenting with a new App...we will be taking attendance...if you aren't there when we do so, you are automatically recorded as a NO SHOW....

    January 24, 2014

  • Alan M.

    Thanks - see you on Sunday

    January 24, 2014

    • kelly

      Your welcome Alan....you know that we try not to leave anyone behind...

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully I can find space in the group.

    January 24, 2014

    • kelly

      Your in Ian....See you Sunday!

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully I can find space in the group.

    January 24, 2014

    • kelly

      Hello Ian....you need to RSVP.....right now you will go on the wait list.....then you will be move up the list if a spot becomes available

      January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully I can find space in the group.

    January 23, 2014

  • tracy

    It is in the write up....we are going to original joes...they are expecting us between 12:30 & 12:45I said 15 to 20 and they were fine with knowing that....

    January 23, 2014

    • kelly

      The food and service were really good when we went last week...and it's right across the street from the Skytrain

      January 23, 2014

  • Wei l.

    I really like to go. I live in the neighbourhood. Like to discover my own backyard

    January 23, 2014

    • kelly

      i bet you are pleasantly surprised

      January 23, 2014

  • Connie T.

    Would really love to go, but I have to go to church on Sunday morning. What a pity!

    January 22, 2014

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