December 28th, 2017 — The Silk Purse Arts Centre on the West Vancouver waterfront sits behind a massive inflatable flood protection barrier because of the extreme high tides expected this month. The centre is slated for demolition in the near future.
January 1st, 2018 — Sailboat driven ashore by the wind sits on the rocks next to the seawall near English Bay Beach.
January 1st, 2018 — My cell phone, is it or isn’t it water proof, that is the question? The polar bear swim at English Bay Beach.
December 15th, 2017 — The vintage tugboat Seahorse anchored in Ganges Harbour.
December 24th, 2017 — Christmas decorations on the west side of Vancouver.
Circa 1978 — Dress rehearsal for that Christmas tradition, the Nutcracker ballet, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
December 4th, 1973 — South end of the Alex Fraser Bridge while under construction.
December 19th, 2017 — If you want to know about ancient Rome you can’t beat Mary Beard’s book SPQR shown here with all the important parts marked by stickies inserted by Carol for her masters course at SFU. Mary Beard, by the way, thinks this is “a neat pic!”.
December 10th, 1973 — Angelo Ruocco, tailor, 73 years old.
Dec 20th, 1974 — On the left is the mayor of Port Coquitlam, Jack Campbell, possibly with some aldermen who are all watching strippers at the Wild Duck Inn. This was a “photo op” organized by the mayor’s office as they were supposedly on official city business to see if having live entertainment, a stripper, violated their business licence to operate a pub. The photographer in the background of the picture below is Ian Lindsay of the Vancouver Sun.