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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monochrome Weekly - Canada Line


Last week, I decided to take a trip on the new Canada Line rapid transit from Richmond to Vancouver. I got this shot from the front window as the train left the station in Richmond going north towards Vancouver. I like the variety of straight lines in the photo and if you look towards the top, you'll see wavy lines of the North Shore Mountains that hover over the city and Burrard Inlet. Click to enlarge photo.

Most of the trip was underground and thus dark...I was glad I had someone to talk to during the trip. I think I'd rather pay for parking downtown, though, than take the train again as I had to take a bus into Richmond and then catch the train to the city. All in all, they figured this would make people's travel times shorter, but in actuality, it was far longer. Ah well...bureaucrats!

20 comments:

bettyl said...

You have some great contrasts and lines in this photo. Well done!

Ellie said...

Great - I got a feeling of a roller coaster out of this photo. Great perspective!

Carver said...

I love this shot. The perspective turned out so well.

napaboaniya said...

Nice texture and lines in this shot Leslie! :)

Regina said...

Nice perspective!

RuneE said...

All those cables and tracks gave a great depth to the photo.

Aileni said...

Once for the experience... and the picture.

Anonymous said...

on sept. 7th the busses change and the 601 will take you down the highway to Bridgeport Station (at the River Rock casino) and it'll actually be a LOT faster.

Also, thanks for holding back on the clean-house lecture, and for getting me from the PNE and saving me a CRAPLOAD of taxi fare, and waiting at the hospital with me and everything. :) xox
The Broken Daughter

John said...

Bridges make strong monochrome subjects. I took some in London a few days ago that I must use.

Arya said...

I love the lines here. Great photo.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice lines! I think city transit systems still have a few bugs. But there's hope for the future.

totomai said...

wonderful lines :-) and i like the perspective

Daryl said...

nice perspective

Dina ... UK said...

Lovely image, I like the lines looks like a real roller coaster of a ride though...
The mountains in the sky line are brilliant.

Robin said...

Great perspective. I really love cable-stayed bridges, they have such wonderful lines.

Liz said...

That's a nice one but the journey sounds dreadful!

Russell said...

Extremely nice image. It reminds me of ..... a roller coaster! Heh! But I know it is a beautiful, state of the art train which will be enjoyed by people in Vancouver for many years. That black and white image would win awards at many photography contests. It is extremely good and, yes, the lines are really, really nice in that image.

I really like the photographs you posted of the PNE. The last one of the ferris wheel and the beautiful night sky is breath taking.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful lines in that photo. Too bad so much of the ride is underground.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful lines and shapes. I like this a lot.

~Visions~ said...

I love the lines (pardon the pun) in this photo. Nice perspective!