In Vancouver, it’s easy to take for granted the sheer natural beauty of the city and its surrounding landscape. Having lived in this city for well over 10 years now, I can safely call myself a “Vancouverite”, and I enjoy the privilege of living in the “best place on earth”. But despite the number of years I have inhabited this place, one of the many things about this city that never ceases to amaze me (no, I’m not talking about the rain — perhaps that’s simply the cost of living in this pretty city) is the North Shore Mountains. The natural backdrop they provide against downtown Vancouver is a sight that I can never get tired of. Especially now that I take the number 16 bus to get to VFS Digital Design on a daily basis, I have the pleasure of taking in the captivating mountains set perfectly behind English Bay and Stanley Park as my bus glides along Granville Bridge. In fact, I try my best to seat myself on the right side of the bus just so I can catch the breathtaking panorama everyday (given that the weather isn’t dismal).