Archive of posts tagged "vancouver icons"

Vancouver Icons: Pacific Central Station


Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 — 9:14am PDT
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There are only a few dozen public buildings in Vancouver that have celebrated a centennial but in just a few years the Pacific Central Station will join the list. Built when False Creek was first being filled in, this Neoclassical Revival building has served as a train station since 1919, and a bus station since […]

Vancouver Icons: Randall Building Mural


Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 — 1:09pm PDT
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Yesterday I wrote about some of Vancouver’s murals and there was one I purposely left off the list so that I could feature it today in its own post. The image on the side of the Randall Building, at 535 West Georgia, was installed in 1993 and is one of the city’s most photographed. Photo […]

The East Van Cross


Friday, January 23rd, 2015 — 1:44pm PDT
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Developed from a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades, the Monument for East Vancouver sculpture (known also as the East Van Cross) was created by Ken Lum as an expression of hope and defiance. Installed in 2010 at the corner of Clark and East 6th Avenue, Lum once told the Vancouver Sun that […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park


Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 — 11:44am PDT
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Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

Vancouver Icons: Vancouver Maritime Museum


Thursday, January 15th, 2015 — 10:44am PDT
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The Vancouver Maritime Museum was built around the RCMP vessel the St. Roch, a National Historic Site in Canada, in 1959. The building’s shape, reflecting the boats that surround it in the nearby marina and waters of the Salish Sea, tell of what treasures can be found within and make it a fitting subject for […]

Vancouver Icons: Flack Block


Thursday, November 13th, 2014 — 10:44am PDT
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On November 11th each year a poignant and concise banner is raised on the Flack Block that states: We Remember. Looking at the photos from this year’s ceremony at Victory Square’s cenotaph, I got the idea to add the Flack Block to the Vancouver Icon photo series. Aside from standing on a very important corner […]