Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Burnaby's Central Park [06.28.2015]

1. Ocean View Cemetery. 2. Central Park. 3. Behind Our Building.

Another perfect Sunday morning coffee. Another random drive to discover yet another beautiful urban location (one I'd never been to). We made a trip through an immaculately manicured Ocean View Cemetery, hoping to find an 'older corner' to look at the dates on the gravestones. We looked. And we looked. And we looked, but found nothing. But did spy a beautiful stained glass window through an open chapel door.

Ocean View cemetery chapel stained glass window.
From the cemetery we basically drove around the block and went into Burnaby's Central Park. I had no idea what was in the park and just how big it was. It's about 222 acres, has a couple of duck ponds, a pitch-n-putt and swimming facilities to mention a few things it has to offer. We only wandered around a small corner of it before we headed home.

Chilling by the pond.
At one end of the pond a group of 'miniature enthusiasts'(?) had gathered to remotely control their incredibly detailed motorized 'vessels'.

Detailed miniature train cars on a miniature barge.
Day care duty.
Dry docked?
It even has a little waving man in the doorway.

This tree was leaking.
The most fragrant and sticky stuff I've ever poked my finger in!

More chilling by the pond.

Better known as 'The Boot' by those in the know.
Drive-by shooting - picture taken from the car.
Your average three storey (low-rise) apartment building in my neighbourhood.
Interesting clouds passing by.
No relief from the blistering heat.
When we got home and parked he made a b-line for the garden hose.
The local birds, feral cats and the urban wildlife that has adapted to living among us have little or no access to water in this kind of weather. He let the hose run and created refreshing puddles in the alley for the very grateful animals. As soon as we left pigeons, crows and chickadees could practically be heard sighing as they splashed about in the water. If you don't have a bird bath, think about leaving shallow pans or bowls in your gardens. They will thank you.

And of course....out came my 'artsy-fartsy' side and I took pictures of the water.

Reflections in the growing puddles.

A bunch of locals wishing we'd get the heck outta there.
There's some bird bathing to be done!

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