Grouse Mountain, The Peak of Vancouver The "Noon Synchro" Shoot - 2pm PST March 20, 1998
Vancouver, BC Canada (actually the mountain is in North Vancouver)
Dimensions of QTVR 420*240
Welcome to The Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain!
Shoot number two for the day.
You are at mid-station -- the top of the mountain is ahead of you as the pano comes into view. If you pan over to the left you'll be able to see a little of the Chalet, where you arrive when you take the Skyride up the side of the mountain, or hike up the Grouse Grind Trail. The smaller buildings you see are the ski school, rental and repair huts. And then there's the helicopter -- can you hear it yet?
I'd better hurry up and shoot before I have a moving helicopter to deal with in the photos. Believe it or not the propellers are actually moving. When I stitched the shots together they were in pretty much the same position so it's not apparent.
The City of Vancouver and Stanley Park are beyond the helicopter and trees. The bits of water observed are Burrard Inlet and English Bay, just in from Horseshoe Bay. From this viewpoint you are facing south.
There are a number of large wooden carvings around Grouse Mountain. The three in view represent our professional sports teams: Canucks - NHL, Grizzlies - NBA, Canadians - Triple 'A' baseball. The other sculptures around the hill depict various animals and some area pioneers. They're all carved by chain saws.
There is an ice skating rink close to the chalet. Inside are the restaurants "Grouse Nest" and "Bar 98" with some incredible views, as well as the Theatre in the Sky, a cafeteria, some gift shops, and a beautiful large fireplace.
I'm looking forward to the night shoot now as I plan to return to the same spot (depending upon spot lights and the like).
This panorama is a QTVR 1.0 version to cater to the widest numbers of viewers as possible. To see higher and multi-resolution movies please visit my web site. I'd like to thank Grouse Mountain for their cooperation in obtaining these photos. If you'd like to see more about the mountain visit my web site for a link to the mountain.
Last ironed by Rabbett on: Friday, April 24, 1998.