I don't think that an artist could paint a better silhouette of these mountains. It really made me stop and look and realize how beautiful this area really is.
Today I ventured down to Gastown again. This time my goal was to focus on The Station but on the way there I happened across this little treasure.
Finally The Station came into view.
Behind those columns is a lobby that is astonishing. Unfortunately most of my photos didn't turn out but here is what I have.
These few shots I did get though can give you an idea of the opulence inside.
Hawthorn, Mansfield, Towers Architects redesigned the interior in 1978 renovating the space into offices, shops and a Seabus terminal.
Now back outside.
Doesn't this monument make you stop and look? It does me. It was erected in honor of the men of the Canadian Pacific Railway who served in both World Wars, who left everything in their lives to fight for our freedom and died as a result. It bring tears to my eyes just to write this.
I walked from Gastown through Strathcona and strolled along Main Street. There I found this jewel.
In 2005 the building was rehabilitated and developed into a residential and commercial property.
One thing I forgot to show from Gastown.
Made of bronze and Quadra Island granite this fountain is a popular water spot for humans and horses alike.
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