Friday, 7 December 2012

Back Alleys Of Vancouver

Some call them the dead zones of Vancouver, dull and lifeless, even scary while others find beauty in Vancouver's back alleys. Filled with dumpsters, back entrances and  H framed power poles holding elevated transformers that have been around since the 1940's these alleys cover much of the Downtown Eastside, Gastown and Chinatown areas.


  1. These alleys you’ve photographed look almost pristine compared to some I’ve seen. I’ve heard that the city is removing most of these H-frame transformer structures (some 350 of them downtown) and replacing them with underground units over several years. Apparently, a select few will be maintained, however, to provide in part authentic scenes of that era for the movie industry.