Thought I would show another photo from the Gastown district.
Gastown is the birthplace of Vancouver, it was the very first settlement. And why the strange name? because Gassy Jack Deighton, who was a Steamboat Captain opened the very first Saloon here in 1867.
With this first Saloon opened by Gassy Jack, the town grew quickly with crews and captains from sailing ships, loggers, and fishermen. A sawmill soon opened up and the city bloomed with this rough and tumble crowd. Water street was the hub and epicenter.
This photo was taken at the top of the Harbour Centre, about 350 feet up. Lots of great views from up here.
Hope you enjoy it.
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dkmurphys (65222) 2013-10-14 23:32
Very nice way of showing those two streets. I like the North American style of urbanization, very different from our European way. Nice catch, enjoy a fine day.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-15 2:05
like this! An original POV and one that has delightful diagonals and a sense of abstract art about it. An observational shot that only a talented image maker would see and present so appealingly. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (89387) 2013-10-15 4:25
Un point de vue intéressant sur la ville qui donne presque le vertige. J'aime bien le triangle formé par les rues qui se rencontrent. L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2013-10-15 5:06
A interesting note on the birth of Vancouver and a brilliant play with the geometry of the buildings down below. The diagonal line is really nicely done on the right hand side.
I have to ask where Gassy Jack got his name. My childish side wonders if its because he is not a man you want to share an elevator with??
Interesting to see the legacy of the names of places too, this is a charming history. In Dublin, it tends to be darker, an area known as Blackpitts is so named as that's where the bodies of plague victims were thrown, and Leapordstown used to be Lepers Town for a very obvious reason :)
All the best
holmertz (59812) 2013-10-15 7:43
Apart from the geometrical figures created by the streets and buildings the roofs offer ab interesting spectacle. Those down there in the streets have probably no idea of what can be seen at the top.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-15 13:39
your high POV provides us with really magnificent view over Gastown.Original look on your city with detail we wouldn´t see from any other perspective(like the shapes of the buildings or garden on one of the roofs).
I like also the way you zoomed and framed the scene.
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-10-15 21:56
Great note on the history of Vancouver.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.The panoramic view of the street has been captured in a perfect fashion.TFS.
worldcitizen (9476) 2013-10-16 10:12
This view looks like giant puzzle pieces. Each roof is different. The one belonging to 322 Water Street doesn't look too great, while the one below it is modern and outfitted with solar panels. :-) I hope Gassy Jack didn't get his name because he had digestive troubles!! :-)
ikeharel (79317) 2013-10-17 0:52
Good morning Craig,
A modern city that grew from a simple place called "Water street". Picture from height show simple lines of the more modern buildings, all scaled by the few cars on roads. Most usually downtown of any city would be more crowded with traffic - but probably not applicable for your town.
Fine outlines and depth, double meaning here.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (73063)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 60-250 DA* F4
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-14 22:43