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Lest We Impress

It is all too easy to impress the present onto the past. Especially in cases where there has been an attempt made by contemporary architects to ‘nod’ to a prior building that once occupied a lot. 573 more words


Church Parades and Church Street

I think I may have a reasonable explanation as to why Church Street (the north-south lane between Seymour and Richards and Georgia and Robson) was so named in the early years of the city. 159 more words

Street Scenes

Feeling Less-Than-Fresh in THIS Crush?

These crowds were dispersing up Georgia Street from watching the parade for Vancouver’s 60th Anniversary of civic incorporation (our Diamond Jubilee, 1886-1946). Thanks are due to… 98 more words


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. 256 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