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As promised here are more interior shots of the Marine Building in Vancouver that Smallville uses for the Daily Planet.  I found some more of the elevator including the inside and surprisingly Smallville did an incredible job of duplicating the real one as you'll see under the cut.  The interior is a bit over the top but during this time of the race to build taller and more lavish skyscrapers in North American cities I'm glad that it still survived because sadly so many others have been torn down. For example the Toronto art  deco tower that was the home for the Toronto Daily Star that Joe Shuster worked at and was the inspiration for the Daily Planet is gone except for its artful brass doors.  I stumbled across them one day downtown when I was helping Alexander in his stroller and noticed them and a small plaque.

Interior Lobby of the Marine Building


Tons more under the cut...take a look! )

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When I'm in Vancouver I'm going to take my BF who is a great photographer inside the Marine Building aka Smallville's Daily Planet and photograph the incredible lobby.  But for now here are some photographs done by Brian that really show how the set designers on Smallville were inspired by the original building and definitely paid homage to it when they designed their set.  Just look at the elevators people.  Remember that his historically significant building was built in 1930.  I do have many more from another site to share as well but I wanted to get some up first as we get closer and closer to another new season of Smallville. 


More interior shots under the cut including some nice exterior ones as well.  Just click on the images for larger views. I hope you didn't mind the wait [ profile] shardsofblu 

Interior of the Daily Planet in Vancouver )
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The Marine Building aka Smallville's home of the Daily Planet has always been one of my favorite buildings to visit when I'm home because of its art deco architecture and its place as one of the historically important buildings in Vancouver.  I am hoping that this time we will be able to get inside to take some photos because if you think the twirling front doorsat the street entrance you see on TV every week are amazing it is nothing compared to the craftsmanship of the interior lobby and elevators.  The set designers on Smallville really don't get enough credit for the work they do and I hope to share some photos so that my F-list can see how much they were inspired by the actual building and tried to replicate as much as they could for the show.  I am going to post some photos in the next few days of the interior but for now I was doing some research for my trip to Vancouver when I came across these incredible photos of the exterior by a photographer called "Tripleman".  You can see below how even the roof of the Marine Building as been re-created at the Smallville studios in Burnaby for some of the iconic scenes.  So a big round of applause for the set designers for their hard work for the show *smiles*

Inside the cut you can see the images full size and a big thanks to the awesome photographer "Tripleman" for sharing these photos.


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Season 1 Pilot

After taking a good long hard look at the screen caps I thought I'd start from the beginning again *grin*.  I chose this one specifically for [ profile] chrisluvstommy  who started this fun fest.

Screen cap
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I've met a alot of great people online and well some not so great if the truth be told but this post is not about those folks.   One of my friends that I met online through Smallville fandom is Jana [ profile] jr24tw .  *huggles*  Babe you have been my picture angel and I'm glad that I got to know you.  Under the cut I've placed some recent picttures of Alexander, my "little Lex", and a video of him getting really excited watching streetcars....AGAIN.  Today he had bus drivers and truck drivers honking and waving at hm when we were out for a walk.  Geez and to think that used to happen to  Enjoy :)

Little Lex )
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I saw this on the morning news today! People from all over the world are tuning in to the "Eagle Nest Web Cams"  waiting to see 2 baby eagles hatch.   There are LOTS of Bald Eagles or THUNDERBIRDS as the First Nations (Indians) call them in the Vancouver area and BC for that matter because of the abundance of salmon for them to feast on.  This web cam is located on Hornby Island which is a short ferry ride from Vancouver and the 2 other ones are on Vancouver Island and in Delta just south of Vancouver near where I grew up. I have alot of memories of seeing them when I'd be out for walks at the University or along the beach.  Actually the best time to see them is in the winter because the largest gathering of Bald Eagles in the world occurs just north of Vancouver on the way  to Whistler.  Thousands come to feast on the spawning Salmon near Squamish.

If you have never been near one, to get some perspective on how big they are just spread your arms straight out and then you get an idea of how wide their wing span is from tip to tip.  The background noise you hear are forestry workers taking down trees not far away.

Thunderbirds and eggs )
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Vancouver...almost hidden by fog.

I wanted to share this amazing photo that has been making the rounds via email among my many friends in Vancouver.  Just before winter and just before spring in Vancouver, temperature inversions can occur that will create a thick dense blanket of fog to envelope the city.   It is so thick that the sun can't even burn it off and because of the ocean and mountains will stay in place for days until the ocean winds move it away.  In the city you feel the dampness like you would on a very cloudy day but when you go to the top of one of the nearby mountains to go skiing you are in another world. :)  And yes...for Tom Welling fans the movie THE FOG was indeed shot on a small island not far from from downtown Vancouver.

This photo was taken high above Vancouver in the morning on the road to Cypress Mountain which is around 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver where the temperature on the mountain this morning was 10C and the temperature in the city was 2C. Behind the cut I'll also put photos of how it looks when there is no

*This incredible picture is credited to Blair Kent and I've uploaded a big version of it for you to enjoy.  Follow the cut to see a link to his Flickr account and see more incredible photos of my beloved city and blogs talking about the incredible fog that has got photographers in a frenzy in Vancouver.


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