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A Young German's Tour of Vancouver

A young relative of a friend came as a tourist to my city. I offered to show him around. Why don't you join us? Be a tourist today. Do you think Olli enjoyed his visit?
The first week of May, mainly overcast. On our way up Mt. Seymour we drove through a cloud... a new experience for Olli. Other new experiences were the sighting of several humming birds, and the sighting of what we are sure was a seal. On the first day our only tourist visit was a long walk around the seawall followed by a quick drive through Stanley Park. We fit everything else into the second day, starting with Dr. Sun Yat Sen Park near his hostel in downtown Vancouver, then traveling south to Queen Elizabeth Park and continuing from there to Finn Slough in the south part of Richmond. Then crossing the city again to the north and east to Deep Cove and Mt. Seymour, then west and farther north to Shannon Falls near Squamish, and finally south back to his hostel.

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Olli stayed at The Cambie Hostel in an old part of downtown Vancouver. ssP1160903e
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Olli stayed at The Cambie Hostel in …
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Another view of The Cambie Hostel.  ssP1160904e
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Another view of The Cambie Hostel. …
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Old building across from The Cambie Hostel.  ssP1160905e
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Old building across from The Cambie …
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After Olli got organized at the Hostel we went for a long walk on the Seawall at Stanley Park.  P1160906e2
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After Olli got organized at the Host…
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Feeding time for the birds when the tide goes out.  ssP1160913e
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Feeding time for the birds when the …
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A Vancouver resident enjoying the seawall.  ssP1160916e
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A Vancouver resident enjoying the se…
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A view of North Vancouver across the finger of water.  ssP1160917e
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A view of North Vancouver across the…
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View of the Seawall.  ssP1160918e
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View of the Seawall. ssP1160918e
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The majestic landmark, Siwash Rock, is ahead of us.  A view of North Vancouver.  ssP1160920e
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The majestic landmark, Siwash Rock, …
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Seagulls enjoying the view from Siwash Rock.  ssP1160923e
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Seagulls enjoying the view from Siwa…
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We look behind us.  A huge boat is coming.  We decide to stand where we are and wait for it to pass by.  ssP1160926
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We look behind us. A huge boat is c…
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The boat moves slowly.  We have time to take more pictures and to chat.  ssP1160930e
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The boat moves slowly. We have time…
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Lions Gate Bridge from Vancouver to North Vancouver.  ssP1160931e
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Lions Gate Bridge from Vancouver to …
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Finally Olli believes the boat is near enough for a good shot.  ssP1160932
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Finally Olli believes the boat is ne…
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We are waiting for another shot of the boat.  In the mean time another boat is in the distance, I don't think we'll wait for that one.  The sky behind us is getting more beautiful.  It's a damp day, but refreshing.  ssP1160934e
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We are waiting for another shot of t…
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It was worth the wait.  It is a huge boat indeed.  ssP1160935e
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It was worth the wait. It is a huge…
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One of Olli's goals is to see a Seal.  He keeps watching the water.  We think we see one.  It is very possible.  Unfortunately too far away for the 10x zoom to capture.   ssP1160941e
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One of Olli's goals is to see a Seal…
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Siwash Rock is much photographed, but it is picturesque.  ssP1160942e
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Siwash Rock is much photographed, bu…
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After our walk we drive to a viewpoint in Stanley Park, on a hill directly above where we stood to take photos of the boat.  This monument records the damage done by a storm, many old trees were uprooted.  It was costly to clean up the damage to the park.
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After our walk we drive to a viewpoi…
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From the viewpoint we get a better view of North Vancouver.  This is a railroad bridge.  ssP1160946e
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From the viewpoint we get a better v…
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From the viewpoint we get a different view of Lions Gate Bridge between Vancouver and North Vancouver.  ssP1160947e
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From the viewpoint we get a differen…
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Our coastal landscape has been made famous by painters Tom Thomson, Toni Onley, and many more.  ssP1160950e
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Our coastal landscape has been made …
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A better view of the trees, but not so picturesque as just the treetops.  ssP1160953e
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A better view of the trees, but not …
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This tree started from a seed fallen on an old stump.  ssP1160954e
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This tree started from a seed fallen…
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