Vancouver Icons: Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

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I began the Vancouver Icons series over a year ago to occasionally showcase photos of statues, buildings, and landmarks that we see everyday. They’re spotted in locally-filmed television shows and movies, and there are countless photos shared online. A perfect example is today’s feature subject, the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch.

Vancouver Public Library HDR
Photo credit: FreeRishad – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

VPL // press L to enlarge Vancouver Public Library
Photo credit: CogitoErgoShoot & {e u g e n e} – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Vancouver Public Library (VPL) The words don't fit IMG_3213
Photo credit: veronique_m & kennymatic & dahliaphoto – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Located at 350 West Georgia, the Central Branch is a meeting place, courtyard coffee spot, and hub of community and library activities. The current building opened in 1995 and the library moved over from its previous location at Burrard and Robson, where it had been since 1957. Prior to that, it was at the Carnegie library building on Main and Hastings, since 1903.

When in Rome Vancouver Central Library Vancouver Public Library, or the Headquarter for Alternate Universe, Fringe HQ
Photo credit: Pat Z & Cherish Bryck Photography & joannbc – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad: Aeriosa aerial Dancers Rehearse In Situ at Vancouver Public Library Rappelling down the library in Vancouver
Photo credit: susan gittins & Jeffery Simpson – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

IMG_3203 vancouver public library
Photo credit: dahliaphoto & just_jeanette – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Cloud Cover
Photo credit: Matzuda – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool

Other Vancouver Icons posts include: Victory Square, Digital Orca, The Crab Sculpture, Girl in Wetsuit, The Sun Tower, The Hotel Vancouver, The Gassy Jack Statue, The Marine Building, and The Angel of Victory. Should you have a suggestion for the Vancouver Icons series please feel free to leave a note in the comments. It should be a thing, statue, or place that is very visible and recognizable to the public.

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