Friday, 30 November 2012

Goodbye Garlic Breath

Goodbye Garlic Breath is just one of the many signs posted on 
this lot.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Delmar Hotel

Dwarfed in size by the massive BC Hydro tower, the Delmar Hotel still stands in the 500 block of Hamilton Street.  Built in 1912, BC Hydro tried to acquire this Edwardian style building in the 1980's.  Much in the same way that owner Fred O'Hagan of the Kingston Hotel refused to sell to telecommunications giant Telus last year, George Riste owner of the Delmar Hotel also stood his ground in the 1980's. Other properties on the block were sold but eventually B.C.Hydro gave up hopes of acquiring the property and designed their building around the site.
In 1990, typographic artwork written with artist Kathryn Walter was installed on the front facade: UNLIMITED GROWTH INCREASES THE DIVIDE.
George Riste died in 2010. He was 89 years old. The Delmar Hotel still stands. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Shelly's 4X Bakery Products Ghost Sign

This mid 1920's  painted advertising sign was uncovered last year after the building was sold.  Listed for just under $800,000 in February, 2011, new owners uncovered the sign when old stucco was removed.  Shelly's Bakery was around for a short time in the 1920's before being bought out by Canadian Bakeries Ltd in 1929.
The building now houses pizzeria Via Tevere

Wednesday, 21 November 2012


A familiar site in Vancouver as old buildings are torn down to make way for the new.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A Splash Of Color

Even with all the rain  we've had over the last few weeks, there are still a few leaves left on the trees.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Vancouver Street Art Robson Street

This artist has chosen to use the sidewalk as his canvas.  Viewing is free but he does have a small box set aside where you can donate pocket change.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Flipped Car

Not sure how this car ended up this way, good road conditions, not icy. No ambulances.   Hopefully no one was injured. Taken on the Richmond exit of the Oak Street Bridge.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Magical Mushrooms

Looking like an image out of a Disney movie these mushrooms do appear magical.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sagebrush,Trains and Wildfires North of Kamloops

Sagebrush and trains dot the landscape north of Kamloops. The last picture shows some of the destruction caused by wildfires that struck the area.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Jasper Bighorn Sheep

Driving through Jasper National Park earlier in the week, couldn't help but be mesmerized by the number of bighorn sheep along the highway. The attraction for these animals appeared to be the salt used to melt ice on the roads.