Totem Pole, Stanley Park, Vancouver, B.C.

AUGUST 2002 – The top section of a totem pole standing in Stanely Park Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Vancouver in British Columbia would be my #1 city to live in. It has everything that I expect from a hometown:

  • Freedom (after all, it’s Canada!)
  • The sea (Pacific Ocean)
  • Close to spectacular nature (The Rocky Mountains, Vancouver Island)
  • English as main language
  • Relaxed people (yes, it’s Canada!)
  • Moderate climate (not too hot, not too cold)
  • A rich history and culture

And in Vancouver’s Stanley Park – a large park situated on an island next to the city center, with a fantastic view across the skyline – you can take a glimpse at its rich history. The city has erected a number of impressive Totem Poles from the First Nations to honor their culture.

The high resolution image

Capture Date07-AUG-2002
LocationVancouver, B.C., Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 70-210mm f/4
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3822 x 2408 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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