The view of "the lower mainland" of BC was taken by my sister on one of her local weekend hikes. The glacial fjord, first explored in 1792, is called Indian Arm; Vancouver, first settled in 1862, is in the distance towards the right, and beyond it are the mountains of southern Vancouver Island. The hill in the centre distance is Burnaby Mountain, at the top of which is Simon Fraser University, opened in 1965 - I was one of the 2,500 "charter students", walking through muddy parking lots (everyone drove to "school" in those days) to unfinished buildings ... ah, those were the days, and don't these photos bring it all back ...
|10 months before opening -from the back: swimming pool, concourse with library to right, |
academic quadrangle [seminar rooms] with lecture rooms and laboratories to its left
|SFU 1965-6, on a day with few cars in the parking lots|
(at right), no rain, and the North Shore mountains beyond
|Most if not all student drove up to SFU - |
the approach road revealed a latter-day Acropolis, but
don't be fooled, there was forest everywhere