Sunday, November 06, 2011

Take a tour of Gastown.

This is Canada Place. If you take a cruise to Vancouver, your ship will dock along side "the sails" as they are referred to by locals.

 Once you leave the cruise ship terminal,  the first sites you will see are those of Gastown,
 an historic area of down town Vancouver.
This area is full of old time charm and character, With well maintained, old brick buildings, and colourful facades. Streets trimmed with wrought iron barriers.
 Mature trees line this street. Even the street lights are victorian style.
 All this old time treasure is just steps from the towering buildings of  modern day Vancouver. The "space-ship" on top of Harbor Center is actually a revolving restaurant that affords fabulous views of the lower mainland.
Right beside the cruise ship terminal is the train station. This is the hub for the West Coast Express train, ALRT, and Seabus. Convenient access to transportation to other parts of Vancouver and the lower mainland.

Red brick with white plaster trims and embellishments on the outside. The inside of the train station is a really gorgeous old architecture. The detail in here is so pretty.
The arches, coved ceiling, and marble floors will have your head on a swivel.
In Gastown, you will find an abundance of giftshops, where you can stock up on all your Canadiana bling. Get all your souvenir shopping done here. Then enjoy a meal in one of the many wonderful restaurants and cafes.

9 comments:

Herman said...

I really enjoyed this tour along some interesting places in Vancouver. These types of posts are most rewarding to read. This makes the difference with Facebook. :-)

Birdie said...

And Gassy Jack. We thought that was the funniest thing ever when we were kids!

Michael Manning said...

This architecture is amazing and varied! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Alan M said...

Susan, you have a great eye for photography. Your photos of Vancouver have just reminded me of how beautiful this city is. Having lived there, one just take it for granted. Thanks for the roses to smell. Wonderful.

Sally said...

Ah, Susan, such a wonderful post. I agree with Herman; it's so very nice to see how others live, and the places lived in. That's a gorgeous town! Thanks for sharing with us. And, I have to agree that you take wonderful photo's. :)

Michael Manning said...

Susan: Happy New Year!!!!

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MarkD60 said...

Great pictures! I enjoyed the 'tour'!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Wonderful shots... I love Gastown...