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Monday, April 5th, 2010 — 2:50pm PDT
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I’ve been running my Vancouver Then and Now series since last August and while it’s been fun to scour the archives for some interesting old photos, finding the “now” versions is sometimes difficult. I’ve relied on Creative Commons licensed photos on Flickr as well as Google Maps but the best depiction would come from going out and taking the “now” photos myself. Lucky for us, Jeremy Hood has been doing just that.

Photo credit: entheos_fog on Flickr

Jeremy has compiled a Flickr set of over 350 images from the Vancouver Archives or Vancouver Public Library paired with his own modern day photos.

Photo credit: entheos_fog on Flickr

He started a blog in January to showcase them all and it’s definitely worth a browse through his Flickr collection to check out some great Then and Now comparisons. There is also a Vancouver Then and Now photo group on Flickr to which you can add your own images.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Hi Miss!

    Cool this topic! Wow I Love Vancouver and I miss this city so much!
    Thank you for your interesting blog!
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  2. Drew Snider says:

    Just discovered this feature and I’m looking forward to finding out more! I’ve just added three pics of 331 Carrall Street as it is today to your photo pool — including a shot showing the sign on the side of the building, advertising its original use — a saloon and “hotel” in the late 1800s. The building is now Gospel Mission ( and its street-level operation, The Lord’s Rain, which provides showers — as well as coffee, food as available and a place to escape from the street for people on the Downtown East Side. Now — does anyone have any historic shots of the place?

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