A place where locals and visitors come together to be inspired, to be entertained or simply to breathe in some of its unique atmosphere.
Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada.It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver,under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge.The peninsula was once an industrial manufacturing area, but today it is now a hotspot for Vancouver tourism and entertainment.
Granville Island today
Granville Island provides amenities such as a large public market, an extensive marina, a boutique hotel, the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (named in honour of the artist), Arts Umbrella, False Creek Community Centre, various performing arts theatres including the Arts Club Theatre Company and Carousel Theatre, fine arts galleries, and variety of shopping areas. There are two zones remaining from the Island's industrial heyday: a machine shop and concrete plant.
Since its redevelopment in the 1970s, Granville Island has maintained a community of craft studios, including: a glassblowing studio, two co-op printmaking studios, a fine-art print studio, a luthier, a master saké maker, various jewellers, the B.C. Potter's Guild Gallery, the Crafthouse Gallery, the Circle Craft shop, art galleries, boatbuilders, a wood co-op shop, woodworkers studios, etc. A daily farmers' market has been ongoing since the early 1990s - this was the first contemporary farmers' market in Vancouver.
Granville Island Brewing Co. is also the name of a beer company which originated on Granville Island in 1984, but whose main base of operations was moved to Kelowna, British Columbia some time later. In 2009 it was purchased by Molson's Brewery and continues to brew small batches of its varieties at the Granville Island brewing original site, and offers beer-tasting and tours of their brewing facilities.
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emka (68516) 2014-02-27 23:26
Hello Danos, It is fun to see photos from Vancouver area that are not made by Craig, and so different views. Excellent composition, the big red flag against the blue sky attracts at one the attention, then we see high building and then surprise - this lovers on the bench. Splendid.
WArm regrads Malgo
saxo042 (35780) 2014-02-27 23:39
A very attractive cityscape with a very modern skyline. The red flag is a good accent in the picture and the people on the bench provide interest.
pajaran (45442) 2014-02-27 23:48
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu i arhitekturi, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na klupu sa posetiocima i arhirekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, arhitektura i trenutak, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
serp2000 (35728) 2014-02-27 23:57
Good morning, Danos,
What could be better than LOVE? Excellent peaceful composition, it reminds me the classic "Make Love No War". I like this composition, attractive graphic on the background too.
papagolf21 (81604) 2014-02-28 0:11
Bonjour, cher ami Danso,
Nous sommes loin de la chanson "ma cabane au Canada" !
Les villes poussent en hauteur. L'image est très bien cadrée et la présence d'amoureux donne une note très touchante.
dip (22856) 2014-02-28 0:12
η καναδέζικη σημαία με το βαθύ κόκκινο κάνει τη φωτογραφία ενδιαφέρουσα,
ένα απλό στιγμιότυπο καθημερινότητας της πόλης που οι λεπτομέρειες το μετατρέπουν σε όμορφη φωτογραφική σύνθεση,
αν έχεις φωτογραφική ματιά το βλέπεις,εσύ σίγουρα την έχεις...
Fis2 (79742) 2014-02-28 0:29
Curious scene, curious view.
Good vertical frame and colors.
Flag add savor of composition.
Have a nice day
Gigidusud (12179) 2014-02-28 1:19
Beautiful daily life scene with nice architecture on the BG. Great framing and splendid flag on the blue sky. Well done!
Have a nice day.
lousat (68469) 2014-02-28 2:09
Hi Danos,a perfect pic for the S.Valentine's day..ehehe..truly beautiful,an unusual moment of love in this scenery,great capture of the details and colors,and of the flag in extension too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
SimoAle (542) 2014-02-28 2:45
bel messaggio d'amore in una composizione luminosa e curata! Mi piace il taglio in verticale che dà importanza agli edifici ed al bellissimo cielo azzurro!
Ti auguro un buon week end
macjake (49236) 2014-02-28 3:14
I like how Malgo said its great to see photos of Vancouver not taken by Me! haha...thats funny :)
and I have to agree, it's actually fun to see these and of course I recognize them immediately.
this is a popular place, warm or cold, wet or dry...people always come here.
love seeing the couple on the bench and the Canadian Flag :)
subhendu_bagchi (24343) 2014-02-28 3:21
wow, everything is there with tac sharp details. Great depth. You framed this view with those beautiful skyscrapers in background with those people in FG. Like the different moods of their attitude. Two are feeling closeness at right, while one may be wait for someone, and those elderly people in backside are far from it, are busy in some conference... A lovely composition. Really enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.
jacquest (17761) 2014-02-28 3:44
I like this image showing the Canadian flag amidst those modern buildings. The title is quite appropriate with this couple showing their love to each other. An image with many elements of interest under a beautiful light.
ikeharel (48242) 2014-02-28 4:26
The addition of the canadian flag to the city view, gave the missing red colors to stand great contrast on this image. Also, same apply to the "Ferry" sign.
The young couple grabbed a nice romantic moment, happened precisely when you aimed to clic...
Fine shot and intriguing location, photography wise.
pierrefonds (53272) 2014-02-28 4:37
The canadian flag is helping to frame the scene. The presence of the people is adding life to the picture. The distamce between the people and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the buildings. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (50480) 2014-02-28 5:59
Vancouver est vraiment une très belle ville surtout lorsqu'il ne pleut pas.Le cadrage vertical est parfaitement utilisé pour nous montrer le couple amoureux ainsi que les gratte ciel en arrière plan.
kato (11052) 2014-02-28 6:08
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the place of citizens' relaxation with marina, market, shop and leisure facilities. Citizens look like doing relax in here. And. it's aldo impressive in high buildings of backdrop and the pole of the national flag.
ourania (22684) 2014-02-28 6:37
μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ το γεμάτο κάθετο κάδρο, η σκηνή της καθημερινής ζωής, οι λεπτομέρειες και το βάθος που περιέχει. Τα κτίρια είναι αρχιτεκρονικά εναρμονισμένα και φροντισμένα, είναι φανερό ότι η περιοχή είναι ευχάριστη για τον επισκέπτη. Υπέροχη η λιακάδα και τα ζωντανά χρώματα, εντυπωσιακή η αντίθεση της σημαίας που ανεμίζει, ενδιαφέροντες οι άνθρωποι με το ζευγάρι να έχει "κολλήσει" και τον κύριο αριστερά να πιάνει χώρο για τρεις:) Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
mirosu (10942) 2014-02-28 6:52
Excellent snapshot (I hope that the lowers will not object) in superb light & clarity. Very nice arrangement in vertical format. The Canadian flagg is actually very good focal point in this nice photo.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice weekend.
dkmurphys (44563) 2014-02-28 7:19
Nice vertical scene, a simple and attractive daily life image. Good catch!
Subhogen (4005) 2014-02-28 9:32
Nice shot from the side of the harbour. Like the fluttering Canadian making very good contrast with the blue sky. The lovers present a romantic mood to the shot. Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (17121) 2014-02-28 10:17
Always something so cool about capturing a proudly flying flag, especially in mid flutter like this. And what a great scene all around, the beautiful buildings and the true sense of feeling and emotion below. A wonderful moment to capture.
All the best
holmertz (34533) 2014-02-28 11:05
A very nice photo combining an intimate and tender foreground with a view of big city high-rise buildings. The flag tells us exactly which country this is. A well cropped compsotion with fine colours.
adramad (33546) 2014-02-28 14:49
Splendid composition with this group of modern buildings, with the image of the harbor in the foreground, which creates a nice contrast, people in the bank give good vital touch to the composition and flag ratifies the place and runs a lively touch of color on the sky.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Royaldevon (24228) 2014-02-28 15:18
I'm glad that you included two focal features in your title because I found myself immediately attracted to the vibrant, red flag before I saw the affectionate couple. So yes, there were two features worth of note.
The buildings do make an impressive b/g whilst the 'ferry' detail encourages us to look more intently, to find the boating area.
Have a great w/e,
jmdias (50325) 2014-02-28 16:34
very nice framing catching well the personages, the flag and the architecture. an excellent pov and framing. TFS.
UlfE (14587) 2014-02-28 22:59
Very well spotted scene with the high rise Buildings the Canadian flag as an eyecatcher, the ferry sign and some people that make the scene a bit vivid. TFS and have a nice day!
mesutilgim (76662) 2014-03-01 5:54
Hello dear Danos,
Nice capture from Canada with good pov and layout.
The dominant element of your capture the Canadian Flag adds a unique taste to your compo.
TFS and have a nice weekend
abmdsudi (36276) 2014-03-01 6:22
A nice colourful 'street shot' with the eye leading into the high rise backdrop through the fb interest, speck of red is nice addition to ensure focus. Lovely routine shot, TFS
krzychu30 (14986) 2014-03-01 8:32
it´s like you wrote-an unique atmosphere is clearly visible and well conveyd by You in this shot.But I like also architectural aspect and urban character of thsi scene.
Perfectly composed and exposed!
Have a nice weekend
jcpix (9232) 2014-03-01 15:05
Taken at just the right time on two accounts...the loving couple on the bench and the high flying, proudly displayed Canadian flag! I also like the gentleman on the other side, looking away as if he simply doesn't care...maybe just lonely in love, eh? :) Many neat elements coming together for one complete and most enjoyable photo. A nice way to showcase city and country with emotion and detail. Very well spotted this moment! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take good care.
mcmtanyel (8147) 2014-03-01 20:32
I love the deep colors and the lovely high rises in the background surrounding the flag. Lovers - I will kindly divert my eyes from them :-)
geoant68 (2751) 2014-03-01 23:49
αναπάντεχο το στιγμιότυπο αλλά ήσουν εκεί να το αποθανατήσεις.
Εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρουσα φωτογραφία με την σημαία να κάνει το τέλειο κοντραστ με το μπλε τ΄ουρανού και το ζευγάρι να χαιδολογιέται στο παγκάκι,
jurek1951 (40181) 2014-03-02 0:19
a picturesque view with spectacular composition and beautiful architectural details, the POV is superb,
wolf38 (29804) 2014-03-02 1:58
Hello Danos. An interesting photo with very nice contrasts. The title says it all. The overall impression I like very much.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
Silvio1953 (110966) 2014-03-02 5:08
Ciao Danos, nice scene with lovers under great flag, beautiful buiodings as BG, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (6605) 2014-03-02 7:27
pretty scene of every day life. I like the leisure time pictured in here with the skyscrapers in the background which I normally associate with being busy and full of purpose. This is another face of living in the city and nicely presented. The red and white flag smartly indicated the location and also adds vibrant color to the image.
Well captured! TFS!
Graal (94110) 2014-03-02 10:35
interesting place and city in Canada. Fine composition with the flag on FG. Amazing modern architecture. Good shot and presentation here.
Have a nice evening.
marina7 (8005) 2014-03-02 11:26
very nice city view and a clear photo. I like the contrast of the red flag and deep blue sky. Nice to see happy people in love enjoying a beautiful day:)
Thanks and best wishes!
fabbs99 (14375) 2014-03-02 11:37
Lovely close-up shot of the love-birds.Great colors and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
boa (5428) 2014-03-02 13:46
a very nice picture, full of life and joy! Perfect with a vertical format here, and the Canadian flag is fully seen in this scene. Good light and colors, well done!
Have a nice evening/
COSTANTINO (47612) 2014-03-02 22:10
Ομορφη και ρομαντική φωτο απο τον Καναδά
με τουσ ηρωές σου να απολαμβάνουν την θέα στο λιμάνι
μπροστα απο τα επιβλητικά κτήρια
Καλη καθαρά δευτέρα και καλη σαρακοστή
Apurba20 (629) 2014-03-02 23:32
The scene is mesmerizing. The flagpole, and the flag too, is so central to the theme.
jhm (131736) 2014-03-03 4:04
Your picture is small but fine to look at.
The skyscrapers are the real eye catchers on these picture.
But the flag, and people on the bench attract attention
A splendid panorama view about these area
Excellent captured, nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
williewhistler (11236) 2014-03-03 4:33
I admire the position of the Canadian flag fluttering gently above the affectionate couple,it adds a nice colourful contrast to that clear blue sky.
It`s interesting to see the high rise building that surround the ferry port.
Best regards Les.
Waylim (24482) 2014-03-03 14:11
Beautiful city landscape at the sea. All is really good with details and beautiful color, the Canadian flag flying in the wind bring warm colors and show the wind condition. Excellent quality and good composition.
mohammad_H (8122) 2014-03-04 3:38
Very nice building with a beautiful landscape background, blue sky Color and good clarity and sharpness Environment and displays this image, special effects
jemaflor (77476) 2014-03-05 11:12
Well presented and composed with buildings and flag, well also the human presence, perfect light and colors on your photo, tfs.
mkamionka (28418) 2014-03-05 11:36
lovely presentation, I like the vivid colors. The flag adds a nice local touch and the couple some romantic feeling.
It seems like a great place for a walk,
Very well done,
pili51 (399) 2014-03-05 13:08
first, thanks a lot for your nice words about the welcome at the site.
I like the modern architecture of these tall buildings, its contrast with the canadian flag, and the couple of lovers which you have included cleverly in your framing.
The final result is an attractive and suggestive photo.
ACL1978 (7313) 2014-03-05 17:14
A lovely daily life shot here, Danos - the flag is nicely placed and captured at a great moment; tough to get good flutter like this! Thanks.
nikkitta (11110) 2014-03-06 15:39
Good title, descriptive one for a creative way to present this city and the buildings with green windows
Good vertical POV with the flag adding the touch of red color and contrast
Very well done
fds (6916) 2014-03-08 1:02
dear friend danos great picture from Granville with great sky line of the buildings under the blu sky
very nice colors and good light
great schot dear friend
ChrisJ (93372) 2014-03-08 3:01
The red and white Canadian flag looks greak against the backdrop of blue sky to give a superb warm cold colour contrast. Good sharpness and the fg people animate the shot. The guy on the left does not look quite so lucky! Tfs!
Cricri (96885) 2014-03-08 9:16
Bien capturer le drapeau malgré le vent, c'est très réussi, sur le fond bleu, bonne lumière, couleurs et composition
mvdisco (17490) 2014-03-11 19:03
Hi Danos, Bonjour,
Beautiful composition and vertical presentation,
Great modern archtitecture and details,
Great caught of view of the Canadien Flag in a great position,
nice tone of colors and light,,
Angshu (53966) 2014-03-12 1:19
The fluttering Canada flag stands out against the blue BG...framed well by the tall buildings. Its a nice picture of daily life which has been taken well in good light...Good work!
Didi (53257) 2014-03-12 4:32
The large version allwed me to see a better view on the scene
Interesting opoosition with the loneman on the left
clic (13240) 2014-03-17 9:02
Geia sou Danos
There are 'Lovers in Versailles' and lovers in Vancouver who add an interesting human complement to this exciting city that I visited a few years ago.
Thanks for showing it with subtle details and for including our Canadian Flag.
Miguel82 (17293) 2014-03-17 20:39
Lovers on public benches are a common scene visible in many places all over the world Danos, I like that one with the Canadian flag adding vivid hues to the whole frame, I should spend some weeks there!
excellent hues and framing, thanks for your support, greetings
npecanhuk (59004) 2014-03-23 4:45
Interesting and attractive urban life & architecture picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, composition and management of light!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
josepmarin (57267) 2014-03-27 4:57
with your good visual angle you have played skilfully with the tall buildings of the city in background and the splendid Canadian flag in foreground, and at same time, you offers us the vitality of people sat in the bench, specially the romantic scene of the couple of lovers.
An excellent management of light and colors, creating a high quality composition.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (80873)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Canada-British Columbia
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-27 23:07