Discover the architecture, history and local stories about West End - on of the oldest and most picturesque neighborhoods in Vancouver. Make great memories while getting professional tips and tricks on how to make your photos stand out! Our meeting point will be at the corner of Davie and Burrard street from where we will start exploring the Sea wall along the Sunset beach towards English bay, where some of the most popular Vancouver Biennale sculptures are displayed. After busy streets, we will wander the blocks with heritage houses, beautiful hidden plazas and delicious food. Our journey will continue through Davie village, the social life epicenter for Vancouver’s LGBT community and end at the heaven for shopping, Robson street. Expect lot of fun, epic ocean views, iconic public art displays and historical stories. I will be guiding you and taking photos of you and for you, so there's no photography experience needed. Just bring your smile and mobile device and I will give you tips about composition, lighting and editing photos. You will get personal instruction how to capture portraits, streets, buildings, art, landscapes and people. Looking forward to seeing you!
Being a Curious George since I remember made me a television reporter for more than a decade. I have traveled for business and pleasure over three continents and was always on the run finding secret spots and awesome local stories wherever I was. Journalism is in my blood, so when I moved to Vancouver from Europe five years ago, my passion for exploring led me through all secret alleys and untold stories about the city that is proclaimed to be one of the Top 10 worlds cities to live in. I'm sharing my passion for photography and storytelling on Instagram where I have big following and awesome community of people around the globe, and I will be thrilled to show you all the best spots for taking Instagrammable photos, make perfect pictures of you and ( if you want a secret final touch for a WOW effect ) edit photos for you.
After breathtaking view over Sunset beach from the Burrard bridge we will go down the Seawall to see the famous sculptures Engagement, 217.5 Arc x 13 and A-maze-ing Laughter, that are the part of the open-air museum. We will visit some of the oldest and best preserved houses in the city.
Keep in mind that Vancouver is called Raincouver! It's the rain season during the fall and winter months, be sure to have waterproof shoes and jackets, umbrella and a beanie ( the wind can be REAL). Due to the size of the group the cut off time for waiting for someone who may be late is 15 minutes.
Walk in West End like a local