Cool Cars under Cherry Blossoms

As a blogger for the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, I was often frustrated to find parked cars in front of the cherry trees I wanted to photograph.

When I realized they were actually pretty #CoolCarsUnderCherryBlossoms, I started to look forward to finding cars under cherry trees.

These photos were taken April 2018 in Vancouver (British Columbia) where 40,000 cherry trees bloom every spring.

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Photo credit: Jessica Tremblay. Vancouver, B.C.

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Sakura Illuminations 2016

Sakura Illuminations took place in Stanley Park, at the Japanese Memorial, on the evening of April 1 2016. This activity was presented by the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and HFour Design and was attended by over 1,000 people. Lanterns were lit in the Shirotae cherry trees and lights were projected onto the tree canopy. It was a beautiful evening.

 

Photos: Jessica Tremblay

Akebono peak on Manitoba street (39th ave.)

 

After my visit to Queen Elizabeth Park, I headed for Manitoba street (corner of 39th) to see two rows of Akebono cherry trees that extend up to 43rd street.

The trees are small, but if you get the right angle, you can still get good photos and excellent close-ups.

When I reached 41st Ave., I turned to face north and was thrilled to see the peak of the North Shore Mountains at the end of the street between rows of cherry blossoms. (There are electric wires in the way, but it’s still a nice photo op)

Spectacular Akebono cherry trees at Graveley street

On a sunny Thursday morning, around 11 a.m., I reached Graveley street (corner of Lillooet) to view cherry blossoms.  The location is spectacular with two rows of old Akebono cherry trees forming an arch over the street.

The area was bustling with activities: there were about 50 people taking pictures. And more cars kept arriving.

From the sidewalk,  you can snap photos of the Burnaby skyline and SFU hill.

The street is spectacular and immediately became one of my favorite locations. The blossoms were in full bloom when I visited. This location will be wonderful when petals start to fall in a couple of days.