Finally fully working camera again, and some buses in the snow

In August of this year, some pressure from an unknown source cracked my LCD screen, and since then I have been using it without an LCD screen (quite difficult, but still usable).  A week ago, I ordered a replacement LCD from Foto Geeks and I received it today (coincidentally the day I was home).  Following Andy’s LCD replacement tutorial I successfully replaced the cracked LCD screen I have had almost for half a year.  Wondering what the cracked LCD looks like?

Cracked LCD Screen
Cracked LCD Screen

The replacement was without problem except I made two scratches on the backlight, and nearly damaged the backlight ribbon cable, but hey at least I can see the camera settings without trying to guess whether the flash is on or off.

So while I was running a couple of errands, I quickly went out to UBC to see how the snow is over there.  Along the way I took some photos.  Presenting…snowy Vancouver (and its buses):
Snow on my block 2780 IMG_2488 2107 R3222 2739 2929 2142 2142 2142 2924 2924 2924's pair of trolley shoes Looking east on Agronomy Road in UBC Agronomy Road UBC Main Mall UBC Abdul Ladha Science Student Centre Wesbrook Mall & University Blvd 99 To Boundary B-Line on Wesbrook Mall

Guess I should go back to studying now =)

The wheels on the bus go round and round…

On September 2, 2006, a crowd of people watched as the buses whose home had been the Oakridge Transit Centre for the past years made their way to the new multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art garage called Vancouver Transit Centre. Many of the buses leading the parade were retired buses restored by The Transit Museum Society (TRAMS).
2102 V1109 Bus Parade to VTC 2860 3334 V1109 V1109 3405 4612 3405 2040 2040

I also took 3 video clips:

Canada Day

Well for the latter half of Canada Day I went out to Canada Place to check out what kind of stuff was happening. I ended up taking more time outside than inside. The weather was wonderful–cloud-less, rain-less, and lots of sun. The view of the North Shore mountains was thusly amazing, to say the least. I wish I had a camera with higher resolution :(.
Downtown Vancouver Stanley Park - East Triangle West Downtown Canada Place Expansion North Shore Sapphire Princess North Shore North Shore - Grouse Mountain Seabus and Sapphire Princess North Shore - Grouse Mountain

At the end of the day, when this CTV camera was lowering, a bunch of kids started crowding around the camera and waving at it heh.

CTV Camera

And I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the container port 😛 Ah good memories of IBSS10.

Centerm

Unusual sights

Some unusual sights today

  1. Snow!
    Snow in February? Only where Black Christmas was being filmed.
  2. 3118 turning from Oak St to 57th Ave
    A southbound 17 Oak bus turning west onto 57th Avenue. Where is this driver going?
    3118 turning from 57th Ave to Granville Street
    The same bus turning southbound on Granville Street from 57th Avenue. Actually there the police blocked off Oak Street southbound so even the buses had to detour.
  3. Bird in Costco
    How often do you see a bird inside a Costco warehouse? (You’ll probably need to zoom in to actually see the bird)