These are just some of the photos I took this morning around 7:30, it was a bit of a jaunt down to the beach and back but it was absolutely worth freezing my hands off for!
Should the White Rock Pier become a National Historic site?
What is a national historic site?
National historic sites are places of profound importance to Canada. They bear witness to this nation’s defining moments and illustrate its human creativity and cultural traditions. Each national historic site tells its own unique story, part of the greater story of Canada, contributing a sense of time, identity, and place to our understanding of Canada as a whole. Parks Canada.
What are the benefits of becoming a national historic site today?
Just a couple of benefits are that if the pier is a national historical place it would be protected from commemoration preservation and development. The Canadian government may also invest funds for restoration and reconstruction of the pier.
How can the White Rock Pier become a National Historic site?
The city, the museum, and the community would need to band together and approach the government for the possibility of the White Rock Pier becoming a national historical site.
The White Rock Pier should definitely be a national historical landmark because it has been beloved by the community for over a century. It has been my go to spot for nearly 5 years to take pictures and since its so close the convenience is great . It’s a local treasure that hundreds of people visit daily. The pier is White Rock’s biggest tourist attraction and brings in tons of money that funds numerous things in the city. There really isn’t a reason for the government not to sign off saying that it can be a national historical landmark. Even though we can’t quantify how much money the pier brings in. I am absolutely certain that it’s a big part of White Rock’s tourist appeal, and a key symbol of the history of the city.
I want to hear your opinions!
The Super Blood Wolf Moon 01/20/19
I was able to get this shot after continuously trying for close to 20 minutes and I have to say it was worth the struggle. I have gotten quite a few questions about the settings I was using to get a picture like this of the moon so, nevertheless..
Shutter Speed: 1/5th Aperture: 5.6 Lens: 100-400 Canon EOS (F-Stop/4.5)
Were you able to take any photos of the moon?!
The White Rock Pier’s Shocking Past, Present and Future
If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ll know that the White Rock pier has been torn in half a huge storm and its future is uncertain. The White Rock pier is my favourite place to photograph so I go down there about 5 days a week for sunrise and sunsets. I am drawn to the pier because it’s a local treasure and historical landmark.
Past: The White Rock pier in 1914 and later rebuilt by the community in the early 1970’s.
The White Rock pier is a local treasure and a popular tourist destination.
There is word that a daredevil wants to jump the pier on motorbike.
There is word that the pier will be rebuilt by late August of 2019. It will cost approximately 6 million. Stay tuned for updates.
The pier has had waves of change this year and only time will tell what its future holds. When will it be reopened? Who will fund it? Will there be a restaurant built again on the pier? Will the daredevil jump?
What do you hope to see happen?
Behind The Lens pt.2
For this blog post I focus on primarily on writing about how each image comes to life and I get more in depth about how it was that day and the conditions that I endure while out getting photos!
Like what you see here? Feel free to check out the first in depth post HERE
What was your favourite photo?