Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vancouver -- How about that Sunset?


Saturday evening we had a very noisy thunderstorm in Vancouver, which is a fairly rare occurrence here. When I went outside to turn off the hose, the sky had the most amazing orange glow and I called the Old Scientist to come take a look. He suggested it was some phenomenon due to the storm and later I saw this photo online, taken from katcam.ca. which I thought I would share.

Do click to enlarge, it's worth it. The view is of the harbour looking west towards the north shore mountains. Katcam is a view of Vancouver taken from an office of Telemark Systems and which is captured every five minutes and the site describes it as Weather and sunset cam from Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada, city of perpetual change and natural wonder.



A couple of hours later, even though the storm had not completely passed, the sky was lit by a wonderful fireworks display as it was the South Africa who put on their display for the Celebration of Light, an annual pyro-musical fireworks competition held in Vancouver every year.

6 comments:

CherryPie said...

What a beautiful sunset and such fantastic fireworks too.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That's an amazing sunset and the fireworks do look pretty.

Barbara Doduk said...

LOL I have the same photos on my blog. It was pretty amazing to see.

HUGS
B @ The Love Blog

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wonderful photos that again makes us envy your beautiful city.

Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Those are beautiful. That sunset...

Carver said...

The sunset is amazing and the fireworks were also great.