Sunset at English Bay

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Every clear summer evening, as the sun starts to slide below the horizon, masking the mountains near Howe Sound in hazy layers of blue and purple, thousands of people flock to English Bay. The sunset, spectacular as it may be, is just a backdrop to their conversations, their laughter, their whispers and kisses.

Each evening, then, as a sunny day fades into a brisk Pacific night, the beach at English Bay, flanked by restaurants and apartment towers, becomes the greatest kind of urban living room. Here, in a way that seems befitting of the West Coast, the granite paving stones of a piazza are exchanged for sand, well-worn grass and an asphalt promenade.

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Wednesday August 15 2007at 12:08 am , filed under Canada, Public Space and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

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