Tuesday, October 12, 2010

PDP #295: Greetings From New Westminster

I don't know if there are postcards specifically for the City of New Westminster; I haven't been looking, really, and chances are good they'd be subsumed by the massive Vancouver market just next door. Besides, even though it is the oldest city in the West, it's less than sixty thousand people and there's just not much here that's widely-known and iconic. If it does have postcards, though, I'd be very surprised if the Skybridge wasn't on them.

If this bridge hasn't yet appeared on Caprica, I'd be slightly surprised; if the series finishes its run without a shot of it, I'd be astonished. Once again, it looks like it comes from another time. It's a transit-only bridge, carrying the SkyTrain's Expo Line across the Fraser River from New Westminster to Surrey. I took this photo from the neighboring Pattullo Bridge, the only fixed traffic link between the two cities.

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1 comment:

  1. The New West library has a collection of postcards featuring paintings of historical buildings in New Westminster, but I haven't seen photo postcards around. Maybe at the Tourism Visitor Centre? I have toyed with the idea of creating some, but never got around to it. If I did, that bridge would definitely be in the collection!