Chasing the Light at Lower Lonsdale

Chris Wright Photo Trips 6 Comments

I have photographed the lower Lonsdale area in the City of North Vancouver on several occasions, and on each visit I see something new. It is rich in photographic possibilities with new and old buildings, interesting architecture, and the waterfront public space called The Shipyards. So I was excited to show fellow photographer Dennis Ducklow around the area.

Gate leading to the Cascade at the Pier residences
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
Staircase from Victory Ship Way to East Esplanade Street
The Shipyards and the Capilano University buildings
Bikes outside of Reckless Bikes
Roses and ventilation pipes, Atrium at the Pier residences
Shadows and cladding material, redeveloped former post office building
Metal siding and sky, Polygon Gallery
Plate steel fence and Seaspan Marine building

After a nice lunch at the Tap and Barrel and then shuffling cars in the 2 hour parking limit, Dennis and I walked past the 1926 BC Telephone heritage building on West 1st Street. We spent some time capturing it from different angles and with different techniques.

The Green Mustache Cafe in the 1926 BC Telephone heritage building
Shops and hotel sign at the Lonsdale Quay
Pipe Building and the Capilano University along Victory Ship Way

At the end of the photo shoot, we both agreed that it was a productive outing in an area rich in creative possibilities.

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  1. Great captures Chris, I especially loved the BW siding. You are an amazing photographer, thank you for sharing.

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  2. My favourites are:
    – the Pier Residences entrance
    – the Polygon Gallery photo
    – the Seaspan Marine photo

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