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