Walking Broadway

Here in Vancouver, 9th Avenue is also called Broadway, and West Broadway is a large commercial area filled with retail outlets, and a fair number of office buildings, and medical centers. A busy traffic area, both pedestrian and vehicular, there is always a lot of activity to be encountered as you walk or drive along this street. One of the benefits of walking, however, is that if you look to the north at any time when your vision is not blocked by the buildings, thanks to the relative altitude compared to the downtown area, you can get some wonderful views of the heart of the city. Depending on the time of day, and the weather, some of those views can be downright breathtaking. So the other day I decided to take a walk down Broadway, and see just what kind of shots I might be able to get, first as I walked along Broadway proper, and then as I crossed one of the three possible bridges I could choose from to cross back into the downtown area on my way home. I ended up taking quite a few shots, so I’m only going to include some of the first ones in this gallery, and then maybe I’ll fit the rest of them into the next gallery I do. We’ll have to see how it all works out. But for today, here we go, first up Main St., and then turning right on Broadway. (The indoor shot is a few of my house plants.)

And with that I’m just approaching the first of the three bridges, The Cambie Street Bridge, and I will have to decide whether to use that one, or the Granville Street Bridge, or the Burrard Street Bridge. The Cambie would bring me out closest to my house, but then I miss the entire downtown area, and I’m thinking I might need to pick up some vegetables for supper at one of the markets. Anyway, I’ll get it all figured out, and you fine people have a great night, stay healthy, and safe, and we’ll talk to you a little later.

 

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7 thoughts on “Walking Broadway

  1. I love this series. Especially because the city offers so much variety in what you can see. I get the feeling it’s a great combination/balance of large city (full of opportunities and adventure) with a small(er) town community feeling. Is my impression correct? 🙂

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    1. I think that’s a great description Takami. The city offers all that any large metropolitan area offers, but the neighborhoods have remained pretty close-knit, and retained a lot of the small-town feel. When I walk down the streets of my Downtown Eastside, I know the people well enough to say hi, and stop and chat, and that’s one of the things I really like about living here. 🙂 🙂

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