Vancouver from above: rooftops and cityscapes

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You know the drill. One of the ‘must dos’ in a city visit is to find the best viewpoint across the city skyline and photograph it – a day view and a night view if you can. The CN Tower in Toronto, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Empire State Building in New York, Skycity In Auckland, Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai etc

Now Vancouver is a world-class city. One of the best. And its viewpoint is the Vancouver Lookout Tower. 360 degree views over the down town area, Stanley Park, the Waterfront, North Shore. Fantastic day or night. High recommended.

The nighttime image above in main pic. The daytime image here:

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All well and good, ticked the box, been there done that…. but somehow all a little predictable. So here’s a few views you don’t find in the tourist brochures – just as visually exciting in my (twisted?) mind – but not the ones the tourist agencies tend to promote – the building ventilation systems, the car parks, trees growing on rooftops, peeling felt on flat roofs, road crossings from above, close ups of the city’s street sculpture. All much more inspiring…. well to me anyway.

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Vancouver. Brilliant City. One of the best in the world. I recommend a visit. But while your there keep an eye out for the building ventilation systems – some of the best ☺

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  1. Mike Bradley

    I love the photographs, particularly the rooftops. I visited Vancouver twice in 1962 and loved it then. And the ferry trip to Victoria seemed to me then, and probably would still today, one of the most beautiful experiences that can be bought for very little.

  2. Love the photos. I used to love going up to my dad’s office in downtown Vancouver when I was a kid and staring down at all the rooftops. Really been enjoying the blog. Safe Travels!

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