Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just a drive

We took a day off to play yesterday.  It turned into a drive up the Sea to Sky highway to Squamish

We were a little disappointed in the weather which was gray and showery along the way.  So we stopped at a pub for lunch to wait for the sun to come back.  Some of us were only drinking water.  This reflection  of the stone fireplace appealed to the photographer in our group. The stones are all local - you see a lot of rock here. 

The sun did return and we continued up to this mountaintop school, Quest University.  This is a view of their playing field - and beyond.  Quest is a new university which just presented its first graduating students this May. 

One of the academic buildings...would anyone ever study if the clouds didn't cover up those mountains?

More exploring around the residential areas showed us how close to the rocks some people are.  There were many creative ways that folks built their homes on, around and into the huge rocks that are so much a part of this town. 

A parting shot of a view down the main street of the town center.  I don't know if this was ever a working bike or just an artistic version for the streetscape.  Time to say goodbye and head home.


Ginny said...

What a wonderful trip, thanks for taking us along! I think the bike is a sculpture, it doesn't have any pedals or working parts. I love the mountain shots, and the stone through the wine glass, really artistic. But my favorite may be that red house built in front of the rocks, that is truly amazing, they have almost made the rocks part of the house.

Bossy Betty said...

Great trip! Love that scenery! Thanks for letting us come along with you! Is it time for our snacks now?

Mimi said...

Gosh I would love to attend that university, but I think I'd do little study, other than of the mountains.
Isn't it a beautiful view?
Lovely, creative photography with the glass!

Emille said...

Oh a gorgeous view on the mountains, but...I would never study:)

EmptyNester said...

I can think of many things I would do if I attended school there, but studying isn't one of them! LOL

Gorgeous sights!

Rudee said...

What a gorgeous campus!

I'm particularly smitten by the photo of the water.


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