Across English Bay by Robin Mellway in Vancouver, BC, Canada

Vancouver skyline across English Bay.

Name:Robin Mellway

Place you live: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Place your photo was taken: Spanish Banks, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Can you sum up Spanish Banks? Some days I love it here, being surrounded by mountains and rain forests and the sea, but other days it feels like a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

Occupation: Scientist

Preoccupation: Nature.

A perfect day in Spanish Banks? Heading out into the mountains or to the coast.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Go up into the north shore mountains and hike or ski.

A perfect meal? Many great sushi places here…

What is the best thing about your spot? If you exclude the city itself, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

What is the worst? It is the land of the lotus eaters.

A little known fact about where you live? Far more money is spent here than is earned here.

Where is your favorite place in the world? I think my favorite of the places I have visited is Alaska.