Sunday, 16 June 2013
With over twenty blocks closed to traffic Main Street becomes a walker's paradise unless of course you don't like crowds. In an effort to reclaim public spaces, the City of Vancouver setup Car Free Day in numerous parts of the city. With live music, great food and artisan markets there was lots to see and do.
Artwork in above picture by Liane McLaren Varnam.
Treasures/collectibles Space Lab.
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Built in 1942 by developer Brenton Lea, one of Vancouver's two Hobbit Houses is up for sale. For a mere $2.86 million this iconic home can be yours. Known for it's cedar shingle thatched roof, the Hobbit House is located less than a block from Vancouver's rapid transit Canada Line. It is located in the middle of the Cambie Corridor, a neighborhood in transition. Everywhere you look old houses are coming down to make way for higher density housing. Will the Hobbit House remain standing or be torn down?
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Friday, 31 May 2013
Sunday, 26 May 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Friday, 15 March 2013
"Love Locks" have started appearing on the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver. With the mountains in the background, Vancouver lovers have picked up on the European trend of declaring their love by writing their names/initials on a padlock, locking it to the bridge and then tossing the key into the water to symbolize their undying love.
Rumor has it that the only way to break this seal of love brought about by the love lock act is to retrieve the key and unlock the padlock. Not sure if you're then supposed to toss lock and key into the water.
Will this trend take off in Vancouver the way it has in other cities around the world. The love locks will tell.
Friday, 15 February 2013
Friday, 8 February 2013
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Friday, 1 February 2013
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Earlier in the year, hundreds of people camped out overnight in the hopes of purchasing one of the 415 units coming up for sale in the Marine Gateway development. With prices starting at $262,900.00 and over 11,000 people registering it Sold Out within four hours. Located next to the Marine Drive Skytrain Station this development "features breathtaking panoramic water, mountain and city views" and will include a movie theater, supermarket, restaurants and residential units.
What seems to be left out in the coverage of this development is that it is located just blocks from Vancouver's Transfer Station. Only a block south on Kent Street it is not unusual to see cars lined up waiting to enter the Station and drop off items for recycling, composting or trash. Trucks leave the station hauling loads of Vancouver garbage headed to one of the province's landfills. On a hot, sunny day the smell of garbage can linger for hours if not days.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
It's not often that you see a church for sale in the Lower Mainland. This church located at W43rd and E Boulevard has been at this location since 1920 and went on the market in November, 2012. Going by it a few days ago I noticed the SOLD sign. Listed at $5,998,000 the realtor described it as a "spectacular corner multi-family site in Kerrisdale...ideal for a mixed use building or retain the assembly use zoning in its current form"