Triangle-Plus

6 January 2023 – I’m on the walkway linking Waterfront Station with the SeaBus terminal on Burrard Inlet — essentially a metal grid with glass side panels that offer long views of the train tracks, Port of Vancouver activity and waterfront facilities.

The language of the grid — witness this public-domain night shot — is the triangle.

This means that everything we see, as we walk along, is triangle-plus.

For example!

Tall triangle + tracks + boxcars + Skytrain…

or tall triangle + tracks + small blue helicopter + a whole herd of giraffes (aka Port Authority cranes)…

or tiny triangle + bijou tracks…

or, looking west, expansive triangle + spikes (aka Canada Place).

There is even one unapologetic rectangle.

Complete with visible fish + visible giraffes + invisible maple leaves…

it sends us down the escalator to sea level, SeaBus and our trip across the water to North Vancouver.

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    "Traveller, there is no path. Paths are made by walking" -- Antonio Machado (1875-1939)

    "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" -- Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

    "A city is a language, a repository of possibilities, and walking is the act of speaking that language, of selecting from those possibilities" -- Rebecca Solnit, "Wanderlust: A History of Walking"

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