Snow always makes things look prettier or scarier. During the snow storms of December, I didn't get a chance to take pictures in Stanley Park. I was always driving through the causeway enroute somewhere elese. Thursday morning, I was able to stop at the Robert Burns and Lord Stanley statues, the Hollow Tree, and Prospect Point.
The light snow cover really emphasized the damage caused by the big windstorm of 2006. It opened up many new views never seen before.
There is now a plaque and monument at Prospect Point that recognizes
the event and the many donors who contributed to the restoration of
I also paid a visit to the The Hollow Tree, poor dilapidated subject of so many opinions to be put to rest or resurrected. My great-grandma had a wedding picture taken in front of this tree back around 1907
And to Lord Stanley, famous for donating Stanley Park… and of course the Stanley Cup – the holy grail of hockey!
On the monument are the words:
– Lord Stanley, Governor General, October 1889
And to Robbbie Burns, of course…. with Lord Stanley in the background.