Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sea to Sky Highway

Sea to Sky Highway at Horseshoe Bay
©2009 Charlene Brown
Here’s my best guess as to what the road connecting the Olympic venues will look like when completed. I haven’t been able to find a better reference than the series of photos I took as we fled the area between snowstorms last Christmas, so this arrangement of ramps and cuts at the turn-off from the TransCanada Highway is only approximate.
The need to minimize environmental damage – while by-passing the village of Horseshoe Bay and the busy ferry terminal at the base of the cliff – has resulted in some incredibly complex engineering. I think it might be a good candidate for an abstract painting… I’d love to hear from anyone who would like to have a go at it.