Friday, February 14, 2014

Peace Arch Park/Border Crossing (Part 2)

From 7/17/2013 to 8/2/2013, I took a road trip from the SF Bay Area to Vancouver, BC, Canada. Half of the trip was spent driving up the west coast. On my trip, I visited many famous places such as Seattle, Butchart Gardens, Mount Rainier, and much more. Obviously I got many coastal shots and many places that isn't as famous. The reason I am posting it now is because the high amount of photos I took equaled a high amount of processing time. I took a bit over 2000 photos on the trip. After stitching the panoramas, compositing the HDRs, and picking out photos from the repeats, I have a bit over 1000 photos to show you guys. The photos will be split into parts. I will link you to the previous and next parts on each post just like I did with my Death Valley National Park photos and my Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park photos. Hope you enjoy this chain of posts!

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Today I finish the rest of my photos from Peace Arch Border Crossing between Surrey, BC and Blaine, WA. The photos from Peace Arch are split into 2 parts. At Peace Arch Park, you are free to walk between the 2 countries. No restrictions, but the area is patrolled by quite a lot of border agents. One of the officers on the US side actually came to have a chat with us at the parking lot after I was done with my photos. He was very friendly about it and finished up the chat in around a minute.

Message from the Photographer: Happy Valentine's Day! :) Hope you all have a nice day.

This was one of the most confusing things I had to deal with while in Canada. My parents and I have no concept what km/h is. LOL
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 09 N 122 45 21 W   

The sign for Peace Arch Park on Canada's side. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 11 N 122 45 23 W   

The park and the flowers. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 11 N 122 45 22 W   

Cars lining up to go to Canada. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 12 N 122 45 24 W   


Another photo of the cars lining up to go to Canada. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 14 N 122 45 24 W   

Here is a photo on Canada's side (obviously) of flowers planted into a Canadian flag. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 12 N 122 45 26 W   

Here is the arch marking the border. I am standing on the Canada side for this shot. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 11 N 122 45 25 W   

Here is another photo of the arch marking the border. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 11 N 122 45 25 W   


Right under the arch now. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 08 N 122 45 24 W   

Here is the next on the other side of the arch. 

Here is Canada's border marker. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 08 N 122 45 22 W   


Here is the arch from the US side. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 07 N 122 45 24 W   

Here is the sign welcoming visitors to the US. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 07 N 122 45 25 W   

The USA/Canada border marker at the train tracks. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 07 N 122 45 26 W   


US Port of Entry. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 06 N 122 45 24 W   

Another photo of the arch from the US side. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 06 N 122 45 23 W   

Just like on the Canada side, the US has planted flowers into the American flag. 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google) according to the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver: 49 00 05 N 122 45 22 W   

These are all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed them. Next time I will continue with photos from Future of Flight at the Boeing museum. Please don't forget to share with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Google+. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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