Tag Archives: Architecture

Visit Barcelona, Spain – Travel Images from Barcelona’s Beautiful Sites

When it’s winter, and minus 5 degrees in Vancouver.  Of course I am dreaming of Barcelona, Spain. Here are some of my favourite photographs from my travels to Barcelona.  This is my #ThrowbackThursday! And did you know we have some airlines that go there daily? Fly daily from YVR to Barcelona BCN on KLM, British Airways and Lufthansa, and Air Canada! …

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Seaside South England – De La Warr Pavilion

The South coast of England conjures the most iconic seaside holidays From Bournemouth to Ramsgate, there are a string of charming off-the-beaten-track and trendy spots, including Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Whitstable. Dotted along the coast are some magnificent structures that have in recent years been given a facelift. The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea is one gem. The …

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Enjoying the Beaux-Arts Style of Vancouver’s Pacific Central VIA Train Station

Travellers to and from Vancouver can enjoy the Heritage Listed Beaux-Arts-style of our Pacific Central Railway Station while they wait for their VIA train ride to Seattle and parts south. Often the location of popular TV and Films, Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station, built in 1917 by Canadian National Railways is a listed historic building in the Canadian Register of Places. …

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History of Vancouver Robson Square

A History of Vancouver’s Robson Square Robson Square is a civic landmark and public plaza, located in Downtown Vancouver. Besides a cultural focal point for public art and ice skating rink, it is the site of the Provincial Law Courts, UBC Robson Square, government office buildings, and public space connecting to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the city’s major shopping …

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The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay

The Fairmont San Francisco in the Heart of the City by the Bay I once lived in San Francisco, for eight years. As a San Franciscan, we acknowledge that the city is aesthetically blessed, temperately favoured, culturally magnetic, and even earthquake sensitive, and also that The Fairmont San Francisco atop Nob Hill is treasured, loved, and a significant landmark in …

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10 Photos That Prove Oxford Is the City of Dreaming Spires

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Oxford is known worldwide as the home of Oxford University, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. A day-trip visit from London to this popular tourist destination makes Oxford the perfect short-stay UK destination! 1. University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford, England …

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A View From The Seattle Space Needle

It Was Time to Visit the Seattle Space Needle How many times have I visited Seattle? More than I can remember, and this year was the first time I’ve visited the Seattle Space Needle Observation Deck. On my first visit it rained! Oh so Seattle! Turns out, it was great for people watching. I actually do love the Seattle Space …

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Looking Back at the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver

75th Anniversary of the Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver 1938-2013. We’ll be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Lions Gate Bridge which opened on November 12, 1938. The 75-year-old span officially took its place as No. 63 on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation‘s list of Places That Matter in July 2013. The Lions Gate Bridge, officially opened in 1938 and was known …

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