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,…

A Note on Thayer’s Life of Beethoven

Tuesday, July 23, 2002, 10:57 am, Vancouver, BC Investment manipulation time again, and the bank, as usual, completely useless. Yesterday afternoon walked along False Creek to between the bridges, admired the views for a while, and then returned the same way: the day was, as many have been recently, spectacular. Cycled the Seawall first thing…