Posts Tagged ‘weather’

7 cormorants on a log

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

The recent high winds must have broken up a log boom, because for days logs have been floating into Vancouver’s harbour on the tide. I watched 7 cormorants float in on one log, 2 on another. The next day, a tug towed a log boom right into the harbour (in the photo you can just see the boat near the right of the boom).

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Chen House in Taiwan by Marco Casagrande/Frank Chen

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The Chen House in North Taiwan, design and constructed by Finnish architect Marco Casagrande and Taiwanese architect Frank Chen, was built for an older couple who wanted to retire to the country and grow bamboo and cherry trees – on a flood plain also beset by hurricanes and earthquakes. The house is a light structure constructed almost entirely of mahogany on simple concrete posts.

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The foghorns which used to seem so romantic

Monday, January 26th, 2009

This is the odd fog inversion Vancouver has been under for most of January. Anyone living close to the harbour is now seriously over the supposed charm of the foghorns, which blew approximately every forty seconds all night long, every night for weeks. Above are views of a few downtown buildings rising above the fog, taken from up in the mountains.

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