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Shack to 'Monument'

The shack-like home of Hopps Sign (and everything else on this block – residential and commercial) is where, today, the International-style, monumental structure dedicated for many years to the sorting of mail is located. 234 more words


Shipcraft on Human Scale

This photo is of the hull of a small pleasure craft under construction at Vancouver’s Shipyards at the opening of the 1930s (and located then at the corner of Georgia and Thurlow, near where the Shangrila building is today). 101 more words


Wooden statue says "bring it on," and driver obliges

Let me first say that I hope the two drivers involved in yesterday’s crash are ok.  Because the story is almost a day old, I am going to assume that they are, which makes it possible to blog about it in what I hope is understood to be good humor.  393 more words

Use Your Head (With IBM)

This is an exterior shot of IBM’s Vancouver presence on Georgia Street in 1936. Their monosyllabic motto of the time, evidently, was ‘Think’ – which also was the name of an employee/customer magazine that published its first issue the previous year. 101 more words


Natural gas bubbling up through sidewalk after gas leak in Vancouver

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service (VFRS) and Fortis BC crews have brought a gas leak in downtown Vancouver under control.

VFRS said natural gas could be seen bubbling up through the sidewalk as they tried to stop the leak. 71 more words