Archive of posts tagged "then and now"

Vancouver History: Lighthouses

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Being a seaside town, Vancouver has always had several lighthouses standing guard atop rocky perches. This morning I put the call out on Twitter for history post suggestions and the theme of lighthouses came from Tyler Ingram. Three lighthouses in particular came to mind so I have decided to profile them in a “Then and […]

Vancouver Beaches Then and Now

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Inspired by today’s soggy weather, and the recent announcement that English Bay will be getting a Cactus Club, I thought I would profile Vancouver beaches, Then and Now. Tidal Flats at Jericho Beach 1890 Archives item # Be P41 2010 Photo credit: Brad-514 on Flickr Kitsilano Pool / Beach 1931 Archives item # Be N51.1 […]

Vancouver Then and Now Aerial Photos

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Continuing my Then and Now photo series of Vancouver I went on the hunt for aerial images this morning. Funny thing is, after hosting the Olympics in your town “aerials” bring up images of athletes on skis and not views from a plane. It was a pleasant surprise however the following all feature pictures taken […]

Vancouver History: Then and Now – Hastings

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Bringing back the “Then and Now” series this week, I have once again researched the depths of the City of Vancouver Archives online comparing images of yesteryear with Google Street Views of Vancouver today. This week’s theme is Hastings Street. Hastings and Howe West Hastings at a time was known as Seaton Street, named by […]

Vancouver History: Before and After Commercial Buildings

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It took me a while to figure out a theme for this first “Then and Now” series installment of 2010. Last year I featured hotels, apartments, wintery scenes and even dogs in the city. I’ve come to the conclusion that the most effective “Then and Now” features buildings and streets, which are the easiest to […]