Here’s a shot of downtown Vancouver as seen from my 15th floor suite of the exquisite Shangri-La Hotel. Vancouver’s downtown has grown tremendously over the past couple of decades, earning the nickname “City of Glass,” a moniker that stuck after the publication of Douglas Coupland’s book of the same name, an ode to the city in which the famous “Generation X” author lives. More than a quarter of Vancouver’s residents live in high-rise towers in the downtown area. It’s a stunning skyline reminiscent of an infant Hong Kong. I love this city, not just the architecture but they way Vancouver has embraced its multicultural identity.
Brad A. Johnson is a writer and photographer specializing in food and travel. His work has been honored by the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards, James Beard Awards, World Food Media Awards, Food Photographer of the Year Awards, Society of Features Journalism Awards and others. Based in Southern California, Brad is the Editorial Director of OLTRE, a new luxury travel magazine published by Internova Travel Group and Global Travel Collection.