Vancouver As It Was: A Photo-Historical Journey
"The impact of historical landscape can drive a man to books, to deepen his understanding and sharpen his insight, for to live on the surface, without concern for the roots that distinguish his little piece of history from any and all others, is to live shallowly, unknowingly, is to deny the sense of the past which sets us apart from less rational creatures." Lawrence Clark Powell (former Librarian of UCLA and bibliophile), Southwest Classics.
VINTAGE 1964 BEATLES VANCOUVER CANADA CONCERT POSTER BC 60s JOHN LENNON RINGO
concert poster I think my mom went to this! Reply from mom: you bet I did! Best show ever - I think! Couldn't hear much over the screaming!
Commercial Drive: All who arrived left a little piece of themselves
Commercial Drive is a street with a quintessential identity. It works. And the structural reasons why it works can be used by any neighbourhood looking to improve its main street, regardless of that street’s political bent. Firstly, it’s geared toward walking. Talk to any business owner, and it’s one of the first things that comes up.
Blue Bloods, 1902 The first exclusive neighbourhood in Vancouver was on the CPR land acquired from the Three Greenhorns, on the bluffs overlooking Coal Harbour and nicknamed Blue Blood Alley. Some...
The Drop, by Inges Idee
A 17 m (58 ft.) high water drop splashed down at the new expansion of the Vancouver Convention Centre this week. Inges Idee, a team of four German artists, won an international competition to provide a new piece for the Convention Centre. In their words, the sculpture is meant to pay homage to the element of water and untamable forces of nature, as well as capture the complexity of Vancouver's waterfront.
1938 Colour film footage of the construction of the Lion's Gate Bridge
This footage comes from close to the end of construction. I do not know who created it or why. From Wikipedia: Starting about 1890, bridge builders saw that ...
The school house, Lynn Valley, B.C. - City of Vancouver Archives
Photograph shows school house, neighbouring houses, surrounding trees and stumps, and mountains in the background.