This is the view at the bottom of Main Street near Crab Park and the railway yard looking west at sunset.
Vancouver is sometimes called “Terminal City” because it is the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It’s also as far west as you can get before you hit the Pacific Ocean.
“Terminal” has a few different meanings. As a noun, a terminal can be the endpoint of a railway or route, a conduction point for electricity, or a place where information is entered. When applied to humans as an adjective, terminal means that one has an incurable condition and is approaching death.
Vancouver is a city of beginnings and endings. But, oh, the sunsets.
“Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky doing all its brilliant stuff. The wind shows us how close to the edge we are. “
– Joan Didion
Acrylic on Canvas, 24″ x 48″
Located at: Private Collection (SOLD)
I love this piece! If it is not sold, can we talk? It’s been this way for at least a year now.
Hi Mark – thanks for your comment! I like the piece, too, so I’ve been keeping it in my personal collection (which is why it’s sort of marked sold but still showing available). I’m not sure if I want to sell it but can always paint something similar for you!