The Waterfront

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Looking up through the library roof

Sunday again today so a day of rest.  Headed to the waterfront today and walked up Robson St, one of the main streets through Downtown.  It was a pretty clear day today so when we got to the waterfront we could see the mountains across the water.  We called in at the rail station which was quite an impressive building and then wandered around Canada Place, a huge building built onto the waterfront that resembles a ship.  We walked all the way around, getting really good views of the harbour and the port.  Vancouver is one of the world's busiest ports - it handles 70 million tonnes of cargo per year, processing 3000 ships a year from over 100 countries.

After lunch we went to have a look at the library.  It was built in 1995 and is an amazing piece of architecture from the outside, built in the style of an amphitheatre.  Inside it has seven floors with plenty of comfortable seating and work areas, the Japanese/Chinese students in the city certainly seem to make good use of it - studying on a Sunday!  We found the newspaper and magazine floor and read some recent British newspapers.

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Looking up through the library roof
Looking up through the library roof
The station building
The station building
The port
The port
Canada Place
Canada Place
Flags
Flags
North Vancouver
North Vancouver
The library
The library
Vancouver
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