At a high enough zoom, the camera lens distorts the true picture of reality. The SkyTrain tracks don't really have anything in common with a roller coaster where they descend into the short subway between New Westminster and Columbia, but when the camera's bringing things closer to the eye some things inevitably get lost in the translation.
This photo was taken in March 2011 - it'd look fairly different now, if only because the cold metal skeleton of Plaza 88 around New West Station is a bit more than a skeleton now.
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