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Vancouver Icons: The Drop


Monday, September 29th, 2014 — 10:42am PDT
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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


Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 — 11:17am PDT
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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: Engagement


Monday, September 8th, 2014 — 10:14am PDT
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Vancouver Biennale – Engagement statue (rings) at English Bay

Vancouver Icons: Ovaltine Cafe


Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT
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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’s Inquest and The […]

Vancouver Icons: The English Bay Slide


Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 — 4:10pm PDT
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English Bay Slide

Vancouver Icons: Freezing Water #7


Thursday, April 24th, 2014 — 10:44am PDT
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Many come up with their own names for public art around Vancouver. There’s the rib cage, the ‘are those supposed to be there?’ chairs, and the frame. Despite not knowing the formal names for these pieces, each is greatly appreciated, enjoyed, and widely photographed. This week’s Vancouver Icon photo feature is of ‘the mercury squiggle’ […]