The Smilin' Buddha Every action has a reaction, and this Hastings Street dive, which in its R days once played host to an unknown Jimi Hendrix, in the late was the centre of Vancouver's explosion of DIY punk culture.
The unfinished third Hotel Vancouver in 1931 – a monument to the Great Depression The empty shell of the hotel would stand over the city for almost a decade. A giant monument to the dire financial plight the depression wrought upon Vancouver.
Probably the most stretched then & now comparison we've ever seen. Notice the small villages that stood around English bay, Sunset Beach, and Ambleside park. Thanks to Mapping False Creek for great images.