the Good Old Days

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Dine in the Sky overlooking English Bay atop the Sylvia Hotel. This souvenir menu features an insert with the daily specials for Sept The hotel and restaurant are still there. O Canada, Canada Travel, Vancouver Hotels, Vancouver Island, Around The World In 80 Days, The Past, World Beautiful City, City Sketch, Iconic Photos

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illustratedvancouver: “ Dine in the Sky overlooking English Bay atop the Sylvia Hotel. This souvenir menu features an insert with the daily specials for September 19, 1953. Look at the back cover of...

Lions Gate Bridge 1954 - nothing has changed! Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Lions Gate, North Vancouver, Photo Boards, Historical Images, The Province, The Good Old Days

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Lions Gate Bridge, southbound traffic, ca. 1954 AKA the Car-Strangled Spanner Source: Photo by the Vancouver Province, via blizzy63 on flickr

Retroprojective Roundabouts Vancouver…this “retroprojective” proposal an alternative vision of the not-so-distant past is offered, one wherein forward-thinking city planners leave an old growth tree at the centre of each future roundabout.via deconcrete Whistler, Urban Mapping, Vancouver Art Gallery, Visual Hierarchy, Lebbeus Woods, Adventure Is Out There, The Good Old Days, Photomontage, Vintage Photography

1914: This is what Vancouver's roundabouts used to look like. This is an archaic picture, but huge trees loomed over downtown even in the latter part of the 20th century. An exhibit for Vancouver Art Gallery shows a different city: www.goodweather.ca/Roundabout-Vancouver

Alley west of Main at Hastings, Source: BCER photo (cropped), via City of Vancouver Archives 1192 The Good Old Days, Back In The Day, West Coast, Vancouver, Maine, The Past, History, World, City

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Alley west of Main at Hastings, 1910s Source: BCER photo (cropped), via City of Vancouver Archives #LGN 1192

A deal between "National Lines" and Vancouver Transit meant that all streetcars were burnt under the Burrard bridge in the mid Luckily, trolleybuses retained some of the electrical capacity and sustainability of streetcars. Vancouver Bc Canada, End Of An Era, Past Tense, Buzzer, My Town, The Good Old Days, Historical Photos, Invitations, History

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The Last Street Car, Sunday 24 April 1955 Source: The Buzzer, 20 April 1955

Granville and Pender streets, Source: Photo by Philip Timms (cropped), City of Vancouver Archives Past Life, The Good Old Days, Back In The Day, British Columbia, West Coast, Vancouver, Street View, History, City

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Granville and Pender streets, 1900s Source: Photo by Philip Timms (cropped), City of Vancouver Archives #677-780

1966 image of the Richmond Apartments and the rear side of the Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver BC Richmond Apartment, Vancouver City, How To Level Ground, The Good Old Days, Old Pictures, West Coast, Beautiful Homes, Past, Street View

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Duthie Books, Richmond Apartments, and Hotel Vancouver, February 1966 Source: City of Vancouver Archives #780-40

A man and woman walk across the still-relatively-new Lions Gate Bridge, City of Vancouver Archives. CVA Photograph by James Crookall. World Beautiful City, Underwater City, Lions Gate, Stanley Park, Visit Canada, On The Road Again, Photosynthesis, Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos

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Lions Gate Bridge, 1938 Built with money from the Guinness beer family, the Lions Gate Bridge opened to motor traffic 74 years ago today. The bridge was part of a scheme concocted by Albert Taylor in...