Category: Urban Landscape

Mossy Mercedes

February 24th, 2021 — If you’re ever lost in east Vancouver always remember that moss grows on the north side of the derelict Mercedes parked in a driveway, which in this case is the 400 block of North Slocan Street.

Updated: February 25, 2021 — 10:39 pm

Fish and chips

February 20th, 2021 — There’s not much left of the old Britannia Beach townsite. The buildings that contained gift shops and galleries have been raised off their foundations and set aside for redevelopment of some kind. The fish and chip shop, however, is still there and a local who was just finishing his meal said there would be a revolt if it were forced to move.

Updated: February 20, 2021 — 9:20 pm

New campus

February 8th, 2021 — The University Canada West building, under the Granville Street Bridge, at Beach Avenue.

Updated: February 9, 2021 — 9:06 pm

The end of sail

February 6th, 2021 — A signed limited edition print, “The End of Sail” #33 of 450, by John M. Horton, is duct taped inside a transit shelter display on King Edward Avenue just east of Arbutus Street. You can buy a print from his web site for $350.00.

Updated: February 6, 2021 — 6:45 pm

A bit of blue

February 11th, 2017 — Blue garage door at the rear of 4478 West 14th Avenue.

Updated: February 3, 2021 — 7:41 pm

1954 Pontiac

January 26th, 2021 — A 1954 Pontiac sedan near Collingwood Street and Broadway. For those who were involved in the custom car craze of the 1960’s this is a very funny picture. For those who weren’t, it’s just a car.

Updated: February 25, 2021 — 10:40 pm

Houses lifted

January 27th, 2021 — I’m all for saving heritage houses but these three houses at 8th Avenue and Birch supposedly being “saved” by raising them on stilts and building a massive condo development underneath seems to be beyond the limits of common sense.

Updated: January 27, 2021 — 9:29 pm