The curvature of the seawall at the western shoreline of Brockton Point, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 14 September 2014. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Curvature – Brockton Point – Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver

The point is named after Francis Brockton, the senior engineer aboard the HMS Plumper, a Royal Navy survey sloop commanded by Captain George Henry Richards. A plumper is something that plunges abruptly into water. Brockton discovered coal nearby, and Richards named the waters Coal Harbour. From the early 1870s until Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery opened…

Thompson Trail, Stanley Park, Vancouver

Thompson Trail runs northwest in Stanley Park, from the Bridle Path to Rawlings Trail. It is named after C.W. Thompson, Park Commissioner 1937-1938, 1940-1942. As are most trails in the Park, it is highly attractive to the eye, and because of its location, lightly travelled. It is heavily wooded, and runs amidst great amounts of splendid,…