Friday, August 13, 2010

Views of Vancouver and beyond


I Hope you're all having a creepy free Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious? I'm not, but I guess I shouldn't jinx myself, just in case.

Thought I'd share a few spots I've checked out over the last little bit - Finn Slough (above), Stanley Park and the Coal Harbour area of Vancouver. I feel like a tour guide, but I do kinda like my city. If you visit, call me, as they say ;)

Coal Harbour in Vancouver, a nice sentiment from Vinny and Alida, and some wild life in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

A little about Finn Slough:
A group of Finnish people bought this land, located in Richmond BC, in the late 1800's. Apparently, there are a few descendants that still live in Finn Slough. Very interesting story, so if you'd like to read more click here. Finn Slough is about 20 minutes from Vancouver, and worth checking out if you're in the neighbourhood. The walk ways and bridge are very rickety so watch your step!

Various images of Finn Slough including the plank that I almost fell through. 

Finn Slough. I love the caged arm chair. 

Some of the homes still standing in Finn Slough. Love them. I'd love to have one myself.

A happily used old pick up. I'm happy to see the owner "brakes for unicorns".

That's it until Baked on Monday! Hope you enjoyed the "tour". Have a lovely weekend.

32 comments:

Fräulein Klein said...

Beautiful photos!
My favourite is the car!
With us the Friday the 13th almost over!!
Have a great weekend,
Yvonne

christine said...

*sigh* such beautiful photos. Vancouver is such a beautiful place, I always love it there when I visit. My last trip we were out at Pender Island, which is my new fav spot. I'll have to check out Finn Slough next time I'm there, we have friends who live nearby in Delta.

Thanks for the tour!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
:) Christine

Flo said...

It's great... A moment of free, pure bonheur... And the car... like take time to take choice.. I love...
Thanks for your message and see your just after our happy holidays !

Heather said...

It's interesting...like stepping back in time!

Petra said...

Hi, again great pictures. Especially the pictures of the truck and Finn Slough. If I ever visit Vancouver, you never know, I have some nephews and a niece living in Canada, I'll let you know;)
Kind regards, Petra

shari @ little blue deer said...

So, so gorgeous! I have heard nothing but good things about Vancouver, your photographs are lovely! I particularly like the blue truck! XX!

kitty said...

How do I get here? I have never heard of it - would like to go sometime...

Johanna said...

what beautiful and inspiring photos. I wish I had known about Finn Slough for my recent trip to BC....next time I will be sure to check it out!

Vintage Home said...

....Oh my goodness..haven't been there i years!...you of cours make it most charming!

Marisa Midori said...

I've never even heard of Finn Slough until now! I'll have to go check it out soon. Have a good weekend!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I can see why you love your city... and this area is so charming. like stepping back to quieter times...

Love all your photos and the writing on the treetrunk is really sweet...

suspect you got through Friday 13th in one piece.. haha.. actually I usually consider it lucky.. no problems my way!!!!

Have a great weekend.. xxx Julie

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Gorgeous Janis.. there is so much of Van I haven't seen yet! One day.. and you better bet I'll be calling :) xx

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oph i love that turquoise truck, and the wood stack with the red chair! such cool images.

we passed the 13th here with nary a black cat in sight, was a little disappointed! hehe

jxx

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I love that log store and the turquoise pick up truck. A lovely post!

Thanks for stopping by the blog this week; so pleased to have found yours! Have a lovely weekend. Will

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

Gorgeous photos! I've never been but I'll have to add it to my list :) Have a great weekend!

koralee said...

Your images always amaze me and delight me!
Love that blue truck...LOVE IT!

xoxoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

what beautiful pics and thanks for the link to the story about Finn Slough. My family is Finnish (my dad came over in the 40's) so it's always interesting to read about early settlers and all the struggles they had to overcome. have a great weekend! :)

c and d said...

wow Janis, beautiful! i had no idea that was the history of finn slough. seems like a fun place to hang out on friday the 13th...

Madelief said...

Love your photos! The aqua colours are simply great!

Happy weekend,

Madelief

elatsyrk said...

Very nice pictures. I especially like the truck one. The color is so vibrant!

the southern hostess said...

I just love Vancouver. Your photos are amazing as always.

kate / tinywarbler said...

finn slough sounds so neat, i would like to go to there.
beautiful images janis!

tamara said...

Beautiful pictures Janis! xx

Indie.Tea said...

I've been to Vancouver once, but apparently I was visiting the wrong places. I so wish I went to those instead...they're beautiful. The photographs are gorgeous.

The Zhush said...

Great tour, love all the little quirky aspects that you have captured, right down to the bumper sticker!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh I love these - cute blog!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i like the story. those were some hard working people.
i like that they brake for unicorns too!
~laura

lovepics said...

many thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, i'm glad to discover yours! your pictures made me travel, thank you :-)
i'll come back...

Pinecone Camp said...

I love all your great comments. Really, if you do find yourself in Vancouver, let me know!
I'm also happy to hear Friday the 13th was good to you all ;)

jan said...

Finns Slough - is so close to us. Kind of tricky driving around there hey? Love the photos. There was an exhibit of photographs of the slough at the main library here from local photographers - so interesting.

Angela said...

I love Finn Slough. I used to ride my bike there when I was a kid. I also used to dig up old bottles in Steveston (left over from the opium dens that were there long ago). Boy Steveston sure has changed!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

gorgeous images! your blog is looking great!

xo,
cristin