Stanley Park: Final Thoughts

I loved Vancouver, great city, I hope to visit again. One of the highlights, Stanley Park. I want to compare it to Central Park in New York City, but due to being significantly smaller and having significantly more waterfront that’d be a hard comparison. I only had a limited time at Stanley Park, walking about briefly and biking along the sea wall, but I would have liked to have more time, honestly didn’t realize how nice it’d be and hadn’t planned on enough time to relax a bit amongst my travels.

Here’s my last couple highlights (which, like my other highlights may have been posted before) of Stanley Park, the lighthouse and this statue that I imagine has a name, but I didn’t note anything at the time indicating one.

Painted Flags

Flags painted on the cliff wall adjacent to the port in Skagway, Alaska. I couldn’t find anything indicating exactly how they came to be there, but I imagine they’re older and mostly all from ships and people from other countries who have been there.

Shot on iPhone XS.

Alaskan Railroad

A view of railroad tracks along the calm waters with snow covered mountains in the distance. Between Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Yukon. (Probably actually somewhere in British Columbia not Alaska.)

I’d always liked trains growing up, the only trains I rode much were metro subway systems, but I still thought it cool. I fully believed it was the transit system of the future. Still do to an extent. I know some people find subways to be disgusting or scary, but I like it, even if they’re not always very clean. On this Alaska visit I only rode a train once to get from Skagway to Whittier, and it wasn’t very long but I was reminded how peaceful it is compared to the hassle of flying or the length of time a drive would take. Granted, it may just be more comfortable than a drive, it’s not exactly much faster over a short distance.

Shot on iPhone XS. Shot on Moment.