It was interesting to watch the Great Blue Heron seeking food in the very murky water. Then suddenly a large carp appeared and swam between the birds legs and I was too late to get a great shot - see disturbance in the water surface behind the bird's beak. The heron could not care and remained in the same position for quite a few minutes.
I know fall is around the corner, but is it not a little early to have the fall colors in the second week of September. Obviously the trees/leaves had been affected by the dry summer, which no doubt caused the earlier Fall foilage. The shot is across from RVYC's marina.
I have visited this beautiful site in Chinatown many times and enjoy it every time. It is peaceful and I can sit and feel the restlessness in me slowly disappearing. Look at the old bicycle, that apparently was a gift to the Garden by a Chinese visitor whose family had used it to transport groceries in China. This is my favorite if it had not been the reflection of the photographer.
Gastown was the first downtown core in 1867 and with Hastings Mill sawmill caused the town to become the centre of trade and commerce . In 1886 it was incorporated as the City of Vancouver and the same year all but two buildings got lost in "Great Vancouver Fire". The statue on the left is in the honour of a seaman ("Gassy" Jack Deigthon) from Yorkshire who opened the first saloon that became the basis for the name Gastown. Pender Street is the "Main St." in Chinatown. China