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Beautiful Earth visits Prospect Point Café in Stanley Park

Hello again. We hadn’t planned on bringing you another blog this month but we just had to slip this one in before the new year as we wanted to talk about our little trip to Prospect Point Café in Stanley Park today.
Grant was fortunate enough to win a contest that was being run on the
Prospect Point café’s Facebook page recently, the prize being a lunch for two. Grant being the gentleman that he is chose me to be his lunch date!

We’ve talked before about our positive experiences at Daniel Frankel’s restaurants but after our lunch today we felt compelled to spread the word again on the superb service we received.

After being seated we were greeted by Tawsif, the general manager. He was very pleased to meet with his prizewinners and very excited that it was the guys from Beautiful Earth! He had some very nice things to say about our work and we’re very flattered that he’s been following our progress and checking out our website. Thanks Tawsif!

I’ve never seen a restaurant manager to be so attentive to the customer’s needs. He frequently went from table to table making sure everyone was happy. Both Tawsif and our waitress treated us and the other diners like gold the whole time we were there.

Grant and Adrian of Beautiful Earth enjoying their lunch at Prospect Point Café in Stanley Park

Many other places like to say how much they care for the customer but I struggle to think of any that go the distance and walk the walk the way that Daniel’s staff do. As well as being great restaurants with a really comfortable atmosphere, it’s those fine touches that the Daniel Group pays attention to and makes the whole experience so pleasant for the visitor.

The food was so incredible; I can’t believe we both ate so much! Grant had the Seafood chowder followed by the Grilled Salmon burger and I had my usual favorite the Vegetarian burger. Everything is made from scratch with good quality fresh ingredients. Grant says the wasabi mayo together with the grilled salmon in his burger was a delicious combination. After that we finished off with some extremely tasty chocolate brownie and vanilla ice cream. Check out
Prospect Point Café’s Menu here, they have a nice selection of food, drinks and famous ice cream.


The Seafood Chowder at Prospect Point Café is really Delicious!

We had a fabulous time today. It was great meeting Tawsif and we thoroughly enjoyed our conversations with him. We are both so grateful to everyone there and it will be a delight to return again soon.
If you love a bit of comfort food, a great view and friendly staff we encourage you all to take the trip up to Prospect Point Café and treat yourself; you won’t be disappointed!

Please check out the Daniel Group website where you can find details on Prospect Point Café and their other restaurants in the city:

Prospect Point Café’s Facebook page:

Prospect Point Café on Twitter:

Thanks a million to everyone for reading and for keeping up with our progress in 2012. We’ll see you back here in 2013.

Take care and happy New Year!

The Most Important Blog ever written by Beautiful Earth

Hello all. We just wanted to let everyone know about something that is currently going on behind the scenes here at Beautiful Earth at the moment, which is a very big deal for us, and will see us stepping into a very successful future if all goes to plan.

We are, as you read this, putting together a huge funding campaign through the very popular organization Indiegogo that a lot of you have undoubtedly heard of. If not, please check out their site and take a look at some of the campaigns currently running:
We have achieved a great deal since we started filming this project back in the spring of 2011 and managed some incredible things that we really had our doubts about at the beginning. There have been some hurdles in our path but such things seemed to just send us in even more exciting directions and placed people in our sights that we would never have met otherwise. There were even certain people we’ve interviewed that are in the habit these days of turning most requests down but welcomed us enthusiastically; it made us wonder if what we’re doing is just that bit more special than we realize.

We are now busier than ever before and it will only become more so as we begin to enter this last episode of our epic journey. As we look back at everything we’ve filmed it can seem quite daunting as we now have well over sixty hours worth of footage to go through. Editing will be more than a full-time job!

Making a documentary can be an extremely expensive thing to do, particularly if an attempt is made to do it on a full-time basis. Even with our small set-up and the skills we are very fortunate to have, such as Grant’s ability to build the website, we are incurring costs that are stretching way beyond our means.

So far, we have done everything with no funding, no sponsorship and it has relied entirely on our own money, scarce as it is. We have now come as far as it is possible to go and so we are turning to Indiegogo and will also be seeking out funding and sponsorship outside of that.

We will be launching the campaign very soon and wanted to let you all know ahead of time. It is our hope that you will help us out so we can achieve our goal and finish this wonderful project. If nothing else we hope you can help us spread the word far and wide so that this documentary finally gets released.
Thank you all for reading!


Help Beautiful Earth Achieve our goal, watch out for our campaign on Indiegogo!!!

Filming the Nine O'clock Gun

Some of you might not know that every day at 9pm along the seawall near Brockton Point, an 1816 bronze cannon goes off with a loud ‘Bang!’ followed by a huge fireball. It is said that it has been heard as far away as Mission, almost sixty-two kilometres to the East.

As a Vancouver resident I’ve known about the nine o’clock gun for most my life. However, it wasn’t until now, during the making of ‘Stanley Park: An Urban Wilderness’ that I witnessed the spectacle of the gun up close for myself. We filmed the gun over half a dozen times this summer alone and I never get tired of the shocked reactions that I witness from the crowd.

If you’ve never been down to the gun at around nine, you certainly should. Ten seconds before the gun is due to go off a red warning light starts to blink along with an audible buzzer, then a huge boom echoes across the harbour.

The first time I filmed this I had no idea what to expect. Because the tide was out I climbed down the seawall to the shore and set my camera in a perfect position to film from the front and just below the gun. While waiting for the big moment, the tide started to come back in and splash around my feet. I will never forget the heat on my face from the fireball that shot out from the gun just a few feet away and feeling the intense shockwave in my ears. What an exhilarating experience.

Here is a video of what to expect, but it really needs to be experienced in person.