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View from the Digital Graphic Design lab at Vancouver Community College

I finished teaching for the year. 33 brand new graphic designers are launched. They started their design studies here in the Vancouver Community College Digital Graphic Design lab on the 7th floor with this view. As a surprise and memento, I drew this view last week and gave copies to them all as a goodbye gift. They are a great group with an unusually high level of talent and skill. I wish them well and I miss them already. But I am also looking forward to catching up on my business and on sleep now.


Go out there and get'em, DGD 2012!


By the way, the panorama looks straight north and shows the following Vancouver landmarks: second window from left, the Harbour Centre with its revolving viewing platform and restaurant. Third window from left, the City of North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet, with the Seabus very small, just arriving. On the right of the window, the historic Dominion Building (gold and red). The 4th window is dominated by the new Woodwards condo tower and the old rotating W sign on a new structure, and the 5th window shows the Sun Tower, once briefly the tallest building in the British Empire back in 1911, when it was built.


One can even see, and I have tagged it, my former design studio space on the 7th floor of the old BC Securities Building. I ran my business in there from 2003 – 2007 and enjoyed pretty much this exact view, until I moved my operations into the ground floor of my house. Now I see only my tiny backyard, frequented by urban creatures: crows, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, and the neighbourhood cats.

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Taken on June 3, 2012