Secret Spots and First Impressions

Contest Entry: Pradeep Reddy

August 31, 2012

We're sharing the contest entries from our Secret Spots & First Impressions grad student photo competition.

These photos are from Pradeep Reddy, School of Engineering Science, who writes:

Photo 1:
This is a not-so-easy-to-locate spot with a stunning view overlooking Burnaby which ends in a view of the downtown skyline. The long and straight street (Curtis St.) to the left accentuates this effect.

This is the most beautiful picture of Burnaby I've come across in the last 4 years of my stay. You can get to this spot from the Curtis St bus-stop when climbing the mountain from Hastings & Duthie Streets by taking a hidden walk-way that surprises you with this pleasant view.

Photo 2:
This view of the Lions Gate Bridge is only possible if you take a bit of a detour (you can call it a secret spot I guess) from a trans-canada trail (TCT). It starts at Hastings St. and Fell Ave in Burnaby and ends at the Iron Worker's Memorial Bridge.. On this trail, this view is near the intersection of North Gamma Ave and the TCT.

Tip: One should check out the beautiful and useful bike trail map provided by the City of Burnaby.  

Photo 3
This is a view from a spot I don't think many would have seen, as it was taken in a cemetery from an interesting height. This view is from the Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Royal Oak Ave that encompasses the Brentwood skytrain station and also sits at the foot of these humungous mountains.. They make you realize how powerful mother nature is and how small we are in this earth, let alone universe‚Ķ. 

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