Tuesday, February 27, 2007

beauty and the beast




I live about 30 minutes' drive south of Vancouver, on the south bank of the Fraser River, across from one of its most industrial areas. This is not the downtown Vancouver of the postcards, featuring Howe Sound, the beaches and False Creek.
Heading out this morning I was struck by what an amazingly clear day it was so had to hurry home and get my camera. I took these shots hanging over the fences of the homes of private citizens, butt pointing towards River Road in all its 'semi' glory (it's a truck route). The highrises are in suburban Burnaby and New Westminster -- getting less suburban all the time. With the North Shore mountains as a backdrop it was a classic illustration of Beauty and the Beast.

9 Comments:

Blogger daisies said...

these are gorgeous!! and i love the image of you hanging over the fences of others in order to capture these wonderful images :)

27/2/07 7:51 PM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Andrea,
so glad to see these new and beautiful images!
Who knows how many "truckers photo bloggers" you inspired and on whose blog the images of you hanging over the fence will show up! :-)))
Would you reveal which camera you're using (I am on the lookout)?
Greetings on this 28th of February,
Merisi

27/2/07 11:05 PM  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

Can't accuse you of sitting on the fence. The panorama is sublime.

28/2/07 12:42 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Awesome mountains in the background!
I also keep my camera in the car but it is a fair few miles to Vancouver, Andrea!

28/2/07 1:34 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Wow these are stunning! Glad you bothered to go and get that camera.

28/2/07 9:08 AM  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Checked the paper to be sure:
Updated: Thursday, March 1, 2007.
M. ;-)))

28/2/07 9:28 PM  
Blogger Sheri Burhoe said...

Gorgeous shots Andrea ! Hope to visit there some year.Canada is so very beautiful !

1/3/07 4:58 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Daisies: Except the part where you didn't actually have to *see* it...

Merisi: Hee hee -- and yes! It is now March!!

Kyk: You always say just the right thing. It's very annoying. :)

Cream: I don't know that your car would last the trip either!

Caroline: It was tight time-wise as the light was already starting to lose that morning look.

Sheri: Coast to coast!

1/3/07 1:15 PM  
Blogger Ces said...

Oh it still looks beautiful despite the smoke belching from the industrial chimneys. At least you have mountains. What a beautiful country.

2/3/07 6:21 PM  

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