Archive for the category "gastown"

Vancouver History Tidbits

Comments 3 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Drenched to its core on a bleak and dreary Monday morning, the city has come alive for another workday. Even though I do not have a commute, I can still feel the cold damp chill of downtown’s enveloping concrete soak through my skin, as though I were standing on a corner mid down-pour. It’s just […]

Vancouver History Tidbits: Fountains

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Even though Vancouver is surrounded by water there are man-made aquatic creations placed around the city which each have a unique story to tell. Salmon Fountain-Shrine – Water and Abbott Installed in 1987, this fountain was designed by Sam Carter, an instructor at the Emily Carr Institute of Art. It was commissioned in honor of […]

Workspace is Closed. Thanks for the Memories.

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Workspace, shared work environment in Gastown, has officially closed its doors for good. The sudden move has left many flabbergasted as Workspace had become an institution of sharing, learning, networking, and to-die-for coffee over the years. Photo credit: thelastminute on Flickr The concept was simple, create a big open membership-based space with optional offices where […]

Vancouver History: Before and After Photos

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

During my visit to the City of Vancouver Archives I was captivated by their collection of photographs. Tens of thousands of images depict daily life and the making of our City into what we see today. In over 100 years Vancouver has changed dramatically in some areas, and has barely aged in others. This is […]

Blogathon 2009 – Sunset in Gastown

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Post #32 of #49 – Over the next 24 hours I will be raising funds for the Union Gospel Mission during Blogathon 2009 by writing a blog post every 30 minutes. Please consider donating to my cause to keep my going until 6am PT July 26th. As the lightning shifted across the sky, the grey […]