Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Birthplace of British Columbia

Today I visited the Fort Langley National Historic Site. It was here in 1858 that James Douglas signed a proclamation which created the crown colony of British Columbia. It played a key role in the establishment of the 49th parallel as the international boundary with the U.S. and was the staging point for prospectors heading up the Fraser Canyon in search of their fortune. One of the buildings, the storehouse is possibly the oldest building in B.C.


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A Break From The Rain

Today lots of people were out walking and taking advantage of the mild weather. I was exploring with my camera and I came across this old building being demolished. I like the contrast between the older building made of brick and wood compared to the much newer and taller skyscrapers in the background constructed with glass and steel. Things in decay make such an interesting subject to photograph.




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Happy New Year

An image of the Strait of Georgia taken at sunset. I snowshoed up to this location and it was a great way to spend the first day of 2015. However, not everyone had the day off like the tugboat captain hauling the barge in the photo. In the distance you can see the mountains on Vancouver Island. I like the golden colour reflected in the water and the black silhouette of the trees in the foreground. It was dark as I descended to my vehicle.


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