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Vancouver Icons: Flack Block

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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 […]

Vancouver Icons: The Drop

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In Vancouver we’re no strangers to rain drops, whether they are pelting down on our umbrellas or misting sideways through the thick green branches of the nearest Douglas Fir. There is one rain drop that does get more attention than others, however and it’s simply called: The Drop. This giant polyurethane-over-EPS sculpture by inges idee […]

Vancouver Icons: Prospect Point Lighthouse

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When the S.S. Beaver ran aground in 1888, Prospect Point was known as Calamity Point. The accident followed years of shipping mishaps caused by rocks and strong tidal currents. Three months later a light was established, just four days after Stanley Park itself was established. Photo credit: Ted McGrath on Flickr The first light was […]

Vancouver Icons: Ovaltine Cafe

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The 72 year old Ovaltine Cafe is one of the most recognizable diners in Vancouver, but not necessarily because of its (reasonably-priced) food or its Yelp reviews. Its iconic neon signs, installed in 1948 and 1943 by Wallace Neon, and old school look make it a prime filming location, from Da Vinci‚Äôs Inquest and The […]