Magnolia

As I walked to Stanley Park, I was drawn to this beautiful magnolia tree I saw along the way. I loved how the sunlight hit the petals, bringing out that vibrant pink. I love light, and the contrast and effect it creates. The flowers smelled lovely too, so that wasn’t much of a hardship either.

Sunny Vancouver

“It’s sunny today. You’d better get out there and enjoy it while it lasts, because Vancouver is famous for its rainy days.” That’s what one of my roommates said to me at the hostel in downtown Vancouver. She was staying long-term on her working-holiday visa and had already experienced the many sides that this friendly,…

Through the looking glass

Naturally I went up the look-out tower to get an amazing view over Vancouver. I love how close city and nature are here. I bet it must be great to only have to drive a short while to be smack dab in the middle of forests and mountains. I took these photos through the glass…

Life’s peachy

Sunny days in Vancouver surely exist! I was treated to some gorgeous days, on which I went out to enjoy the city and its surroundings. On my way to Stanley Park, these beautiful, peachy coloured flowers grabbed my attention. Life sure is great when you get to spend your day enjoying nature.

Where will the train go?

Banff National Park in the springtime. Plenty of snow and ice still left on this gorgeous landscape filled with mountains, forest and rivers. We stopped by the side of the road for a quick photo break. The train tracks below got me wondering: where will the train go? What will it be like to journey through…

Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain

Canada, dear beautiful, gorgeous Canada. So much amazing nature in Alberta, it would take me ages to see it all. Banff N.P. is huge and so incredibly stunning. I don’t remember the names of these mountains, if they have specific names. I just love the river, the trees and the backdrop of these huge, impressive,…

Coca-cola landscape

Approaching Lake Louise, Alberta, the landscape turned into the most amazing snowy picture perfect scenery. It felt like we were driving into the set of a Coca-cola commercial or a Christmas postcard. Tall trees covered in the most amazing powdery snow. I had never seen anything like it. Beautiful!

On the road again

On the last day of my 2012 holiday in Canada, I did a tour through the beautiful and majestic Banff N.P. in Alberta. There were only three tourists on the tour, a Taiwanese couple (who had never seen snow before) and myself. The tour guide was a bit weird, but he did show us amazing…