Friday, December 14, 2007

More grey concrete.

Continuing the previous post's theme of grey concrete, I give you:


The Canada Line elevated railway as it creeps into downtown Richmond, if there is such a thing. Here it is on No. 3 Road, a stone's throw north of Westminster Highway.

The pylons are placed ahead of time, and then the awesome crane-thing lifts the pre-poured railway segments into place.


When it's done, it will be possible to take the train into Vancouver or to the airport, which will be handy. At this point no one seems particularly fond of the thing. There is something psychologically oppressive about having a thick beam of concrete across the middle of your field of vision. Those responsible for transit plan to prettify it with hanging baskets. I can't wait.

Next post will be back to more natural things.

3 comments:

Wanderin' Weeta said...

"Those responsible for transit plan to prettify it with hanging baskets."

You owe me a new keyboard.

A Local Naturalist said...

Oops,sorry. Have your people invoice my people.:)

But now I see a whole new blog/greeting card/calendar industry opening up: The Hanging Gardens of Richmond (and the airport and Vancouver). But mostly Richmond, land of silt.

Wanderin' Weeta said...

Hanging Gardens of Richmond! One of the 7(000) wonders of the world! Just in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics!

At which time, nothing will be blooming, of course.