Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A walk over the Granville Street Bridge

I've been getting home from work around 4pm these days. I've been trying to take advantage of my free time in the afternoon, so I've been heading outside with my camera. Yesterday I decided to go for a short walk over the Granville Street Bridge. Almost freeway-like, it's a busy and noisy bridge with narrow sidewalks and the persistent smell of car exhaust. It's not the most romantic bridge in the world, but the view's certainly impressive. The Granville Street Bridge funnels the majority of traffic in and out of downtown Vancouver. With the gritty end of downtown to its north, glamorous South Granville to the south, and the whimsy of Granville Island underneath - there's always something interesting to observe.


From the Howe Street onramp to Pacific Blvd below...


That's English Bay in the distance...


Reminders of the False Creek area's industrial past...


At the foot of the bridge, gritty rooming houses meet Yaletown condos...


... and strip clubs and blues bars


Further along the Howe Street onramp...


And the things that go on underneath...


I'm not the only one who had this idea...



Looking north towards downtown Vancouver...


Looking south towards Kitsilano and South Granville...


And below is Granville Island...


And ultimately, the view of the Burrard Street Bridge and False Creek...

5 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

Great stroll across the bridge. I so enjoyed taking in the sights with you. Thanks for sharing. So where are we going next?

Robyn said...

That's a good question - any requests? :)

B said...

That's a pretty nice stroll! I love your pictures! I should do that one day here in Manila.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, by the way. :D

Buge

Mystican said...

Great photos! And as for "requests," maybe Gastown? ;) Not just because we were talking about it in another post, but because it's the other end of downtown, and it would be interesting to see your photographic take on the contrasts. Wouldn't mind seeing Coal Harbour, either, or... maybe a trip to Waterfront Station and a sightseeing tour on the Seabus? :D

Either that, or a stroll through Kits on 4th Ave. :)

Robyn said...

Well, I did make it out to Gastown twice this past weekend - once with camera and once without. So I'll see what I can piece together. It won't be a full picture of Gastown, but it'll give you a taste of part of it!