These figures are so lifelike that I have seen numerous photos online where people are sitting in identical poses and it looks real.
Not far from The Meeting is the artistic creation Ceramic Forms. Korean artist Yee Soo-Kyung recycles fragments from traditional Korean ceramicists to create a new piece of art.
But let's get to the park. I walked along the seawall until it took a turn and I followed the path to cross a bridge.
Stanley Park was opened in 1888 by then mayor David Oppenheimer and it was named after the Governor-General of Canada, Lord Stanley of Preston. The park borders downtown Vancouver - a 404.9 hectare oasis for those needing a shot of nature.
The Salish Indians used this six acre island as a burial ground. In the 1893 smallpox epidemic early settlers used the area as a cemetary and a place to quarantine the ill. Ergo the name of Deadman's Island is fitting.
In 1944 it became a naval station named after one of Captain Vancouver's ships, the H.M.C.S. Discovery.
In 1899 the two clubs joined as one and became the Vancouver Rowing Club. This heritage building was opened on September 9, 1911.
Strolling along the seawall is relaxing. The ducks in the water below, a light breeze and people walking, running, biking and rollerblading just help to give it a holiday feel.
To mark the Salvation Army's Canadian centennial, a plaque was erected in 1982 at this picturesque point of the park.
I have lots more photos to show you and a lot more trips to make back to the park. I spent hours there but barely scratched the surface. So you will be seeing lots about Stanley Park in upcoming entries.
I hope you find the beauty around you.
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