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Downtown Parking Garage Walkabout.

And now for something a little unusual. Vancouver has a number for interesting above ground parking garages, which because of continuing development pressures, are slowly disappearing. Let us explore some of them and look more closely at something which we deal with everyday, parked cars. We are around parked cars all the time and certainly always trying to find our own parking spot.
I will provide a map of some of the more interesting parking garages and open parking lots.
What to bring? Firstly, I would suggest trying to bring the minimum of equipment as we might not always attract positive reactions wandering around inside parking garages.
And secondly, our imagination to see beyond the everyday.
Duration?
I would plan on around 2 hours to explore then meet up at Revolver Coffee at 4pm. For those who want to do night shooting this might be a good break. For those who have never been to Revolver Coffee, this is an unique place owned by photography buffs.

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  • K F.

    For anyone who wants more background info on the Woodwards Parakade...

    http://henriquezpartners.com/press/gastown-parkades-one-of-top-10-coolest-parkades-in-the-world/

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Natasha

    Great idea! I have some exploring to do (under drier conditions :) ).

    March 23, 2014

  • Brigitte

    What a fun idea....great to do in the rain since we were mostly undercover. Interesting things to see :) Thanks Geoff.

    March 23, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    Today is a great day for redoing the walk for those interested. Anyone interested in the map who didn't make it email me at '[masked]' and I will send it out. Thanks everyone for braving the weather, a great group!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Olena

    Great meetup despite of the rainy weather. It was an amazing idea. Thank you Geoff!

    March 23, 2014

  • Darrell M.

    Thank you everyone for all the kind words. Glad you enjoyed this outing.

    March 22, 2014

    • sandra g.

      I, too, am sorry to hear about your loss.

      March 23, 2014

  • Marla Rae J.

    Would love to get a map as I wasn't able to go. I did do an engagement shoot at the parking garage near the New West Quay today, great spot for rainy weather.

    March 22, 2014

  • Trevor W

    Fantastic!

    March 22, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    So sorry Caz. I would like to do it again with better weather. I can email you a map if you want. Again sorry we missed you.

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for taking us into new territory, Geoff.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Caz

    Hi Geoff, same as Carla: I was there just after 2pm, didn't see any sign of the group - tried to find the garage by myself without any success.

    March 22, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    I am so sorry we missed you Carla!. We were getting wet so we went inside Woodwards probably 3 minutes before you got there. I will do this again and can send you a map if you want.

    March 22, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    We were thinking of you today Darrell.

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to learn of your loss, Darrell. Best wishes.

    March 22, 2014

  • Carla J

    I got to the Cambie at 2:03pm but somehow missed the group. Hope you will run this one again, Geoff.

    March 22, 2014

  • Krishna

    Sorry I came half way but turned back cause of the rain! I was worried about the camera!

    March 22, 2014

  • Jason T

    Stuck in traffic and now I can't find the group :( darell - sorry to hear about your loss. Hang in there buddy.

    March 22, 2014

  • Heather

    My deepest condolences Darrell to you and your family.

    March 22, 2014

  • Doris F.

    Had to change my RSVP, I am sorry. Something came up last minute.

    March 22, 2014

  • Darrell M.

    Sorry I have to cancel so late. Lost my Mother this morning.

    March 22, 2014

    • Brigitte

      Darrell....I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

      March 22, 2014

    • Doris F.

      So sorry for your loss, Darrell.

      March 22, 2014

  • Jane and Peter Y.

    I am so sorry to hear that.

    March 22, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    The weather is doing it's thing today. Unless it is really coming down we will go ahead. However for those who want to do more, it would be worth it trying night shots from the top floors and exploring them during bright sunny days for more dramatic lighting. See you all soon!

    March 22, 2014

  • sandra g.

    Great....see you there.

    March 21, 2014

  • Marla Rae J.

    Sorry, I won't be able to go after all. I have an engagement shoot and I'm going to do it in a parking garage :) Would it be possible at all to get a list of the parking garages that you are going to and I can do it on my own sometime.

    March 21, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    Great news! Rob has agreed to be the 2nd group leader so we can run two groups at the same time. That way we can head in two directions from the start point. Let us hope for reasonable weather!

    2 · March 21, 2014

  • kelly

    Wow Geoff.....hope you are feeling better, this is going to be an awesome photo-walk. Remember, if you can't make it on Saturday (this includes those on the wait list too) make sure you change your RSVP to give someone else an opportunity.....

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've just changed my RSVP. I hope this makes room for someone waiting, and I hope everyone enjoys.

    1 · March 19, 2014

  • sandra g.

    Since there are 40 confirmed and 47 on the waitlist would you consider two groups 1-2 hours apart?

    March 17, 2014

  • Andy Y.

    Sorry to hear about your pneumonia Geoff, but glad to hear you're on the mend!

    March 12, 2014

  • Brigitte

    Take care of yourself Geoff. Hope you feel better soon.

    March 11, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    I am home now, trying to rest and get back to some photo walkabouts!

    1 · March 11, 2014

    • Rob

      Good to hear, Mr Dagg...see you soon!

      March 11, 2014

  • sandra

    Take all the time you need Geoff. Being in the hospital for this sounds like you had a very serious case. REST REST REST... you want to be out taking pictures soon and not relapsing. Get well!

    March 11, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    Please note everyone, I have delayed this meetup for two weeks as I have recently come down with pneumonia. I am in no shape at this time to lead this walk about. Sorry everyone!

    March 7, 2014

    • Chris K.

      Get well soon , Geoff !

      March 9, 2014

    • kelly

      Geoff...I hope you are resting comfortably at home....Get Better Soon! We need you and miss you!

      March 10, 2014

  • Heather

    All the best Geoff on your road to recovery. Take care and get well soon.

    March 9, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    I am slowly recovering in hospital, should be able to come home tomorrow. Thank you all for your many best wishes! We have a great photo community here and I so happy to be part of it.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to learn that you are not well, Geoff. Speedy recovery!

    March 8, 2014

  • Geoff D.

    Thank you for your kind words.

    March 7, 2014

  • kelly

    Hi everyone...take a look at your schedules....if the new date of March 22 isn't convenient for you, please change your RSVP...this includes those on the wait list as well :-)

    March 7, 2014

  • sandra

    Hope you feel better soon. You really have to rest with this one, especially if it is the "walking" type. It can easily get out of hand. I know that is hard being self employed but worth in the long long.

    March 7, 2014

  • Jonathan Jenkins I.

    This will be my first meetup; sounds like an unusual one. Well, one has to start somewhere! Any tips for a first-timer?

    February 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just arrive, meet others and enjoy the experience. It will my second photo walk. My little point and shoot camera worked well enough last time to get a few memorable shots.

      1 · February 24, 2014

  • Gerald

    sounds neat.... too bad we can't stick around until it gets a bit darker to get some night shots of the lighting and signage..... sounds neat

    February 23, 2014

  • Doris F.

    This is an interesting and definitely unusual idea. Not owning a car these days, I don't get to see too many parking garages from the inside, and quite frankly, don't miss having to look for parking spots.

    February 23, 2014

  • - - S i m o n - -

    Thanks to Geoff for organizing. This sounds like a great idea. I hope everyone has a fun time. Cheers.

    February 23, 2014

  • kelly

    This sounds Fun Geoff!

    February 23, 2014

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