Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday

There's always construction down by the waterfront. New apartment buildings, a hotel, trendy restaurants and a permanent farmers' market are springing up.

This crane is, however, historic.  It's part of a redevelopment of  the local shipyard lands.  They were still in operation when I moved to North Vancouver and built huge ships for work and war. The history part now is the sign and this big construction crane.  Eventually it will all be bright yellow like the arm.  They have to shroud it in plastic because the paint they use is not so good for us.  At least, that's what we were told by some of the workers. That's a working tug in the foreground.

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Ginny said...

I must admit I have a few photos of cranes to post, but I've never thought of them as pretty. Until now! I love it! And the little snippet of the tug with it's bright red life saver! You will be very near a permanent Farmer's Market? I would LOVE that. When does it open and I hope you will take pictures?!

Joanna said...

What is shrouded in that plastic? I wasn't clear from your post. Whatever it is, it looks pretty big.

Joanna said...

Oh, I meant to also say I like your new look.

Ma.links said...

Have 3 cranes outside my window.

Nice shot!

Birgitta said...

Cool! Great capture!

hip chick said...

I grew up in a little town on the water and we had cranes for the ship building as well. Not as much of that going on there anymore.
But, I live near Portsmouth, N.H. now and there are many cranes at the Portsmouth Navy Ship Yard. I always think they look so pretty as I view it from across the bridge.

eileeninmd said...

Great post for MYM! It is wonderful that the city is growing. Have a great week :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Interesting facts, great shot and a wonderful take on the theme

Stephanie V said...

Ginny - it should be open for July 1st. We do have a farmers market every Saturday very near this location but only in the growing season.

Joanna - the plastic is covering the huge operating part of the crane. It's probably not as big as it looks but everything had to be covered to keep the paint inside.

Rudee said...

I love the bright yellow color, and the facts regarding the history of this crane. You have to repost a new photo when the painting is done.

Manang Kim said...

That yellow crane is a first for me. Very cool huh. Enjoy the summer!

Yellow Hollyhock

shopannies said...

love the picture my nephew loves big tractors and machinery

Cai said...

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Tuesday - Macro
Wednesday - 2 of a kind
Thursday - Urban
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Have a good one!


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