Saturday, 14 July 2012

All In A Day's Work

One of the few remaining places in Chinatown where you can 
buy fresh fish right from the tank.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

A House Comes Down On The West Side Of Vancouver

Looking like a bombed out building in a war zone, this house sits on the west side of Vancouver.  Neighbors say that it had major renovations less than five years ago, only to be sold and end up looking like this. Usually a salvage team is contracted to remove usable building materials such as doors, windows and hardwood flooring, ensuring that these items can be reused and not end up in a landfill.  Not sure if that happened with this house.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Machine Shop

                                             Machine Shop: No Smoking

Friday, 6 July 2012

British Columbia Sugar Refinery Vancouver's Oldest Industrial Site

Trains roll by on a continual basis, going back and forth along the old CPR rail tracks. Fenced in and locked on Vancouver Port Land, British Columbia Sugar Refinery, Vancouver's oldest industrial site dating back to the 1890's includes the ancient brick warehouse and many smaller buildings.  The Sugar Refinery sits on 13.5 acres and has 20 buildings including some Art Deco ones built in the 1940-50's. Most of these buildings are not visible from the street, hidden behind the brick structure. 
BC Refinery is still in operation and produces between 100,000 and 120,000 metric tonnes of sugar annually.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

What's This? Love I Don't Remember It... I'll Help You. M. W. Bowen

A couple of weeks ago I came across  this poster on a boarded up building.  The image is of a  little child holding up a heart and giving it to an older man.  When I went back about a week later to take more pictures this is all that was left of the artwork.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Will The Ramsay Brothers And Company Warehouse Be Demolished With The Building Of The Powell Street Overpass?

Classified as a B heritage site in Vancouver, the 4 storey, 1912 Ramsay Brothers and Company Warehouse building sits just west of where the city is proposing to build the Powell Street Overpass.
In an effort to increase rail capacity to the Port, city engineering has proposed building an overpass that would allow for another east-west rail line to be built.
The historically significant Ramsay Brothers building is considered to be one of the last remaining examples of an Edwardian manufacturing/warehousing structure in this area of east Vancouver.