There are just a few things
that i know about the sulphur pile
first, is that i am not sure it is actually sulphur
second, the pile is not harmed by rain
next, the (assumed) sulphur is used for something
trains bring it here, ships take it somewhere beyond
and the pile never changes in size
glowing like Van Gogh’s pool table
under cafe lamps
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Temptation 3 ---- The Lions
To my mind, the thing that makes Vancouver a uniquely beautiful place is the way that the mountains rise out of the water of the harbour. For surely there are more beautiful harbours in the world, but this makes Vancouver special.
Above you see a view looking from the south shore of the harbour across to the North shore mountains, past a ship in dock on the foreshore, next to the sulphur pile which is the bright yellow colour on the right. Above the mountain you can see the two snow covered twin peaks called the Lions which obviously have the appearance of two lions lying down. It is a very challenging hike to get to the top of these peaks but the view is spectacular.
The Lions is the name used by so many things associated with Vancouver, like the Lions' Gate Bridge and the Vancouver Lions football team. We all drive around the city, constantly checking the status of the snow on these peaks.
Here's a little fun poem about the sulphur pile taken from Mountain Highway blog, written by David Thorvald Olsen: