Hollow Tree in Stanley Park has been the main focus of tourist photo ops for the last century. Images of cyclists, couples, and even cars (inside the tree) come up often in my search of the Vancouver Public Library and Vancouver City Archives. However, when I search for recent photos, like in the Miss604 Flickr […]
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Vancouver has a few triangle-shaped buildings but none are as prominent and photographed as the Hotel Europe across from Maple Tree Square in Gastown making it today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature. (Left) 1908 – Completed Hotel Europe. Archives #HotP17. (Right) 1910s – Archives #M-11-32. 1960s – Archives #CVA 1135-57. 1970s – Arhives #CVA 780-508. Our […]
On this day in 1939, two lions created by sculptor Charles Marega were placed at the south entrance of the Lions Gate Bridge. They were the last commissioned work for this prominent yet struggling Vancouver artist. To quote my blog post on this day last year: “Over the years the lions have been a sign […]
Today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature subject can be found near the western tip of Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Commonly known as the “crooked house on stilts”, LightShed by Liz Magor was installed in 2004 and was a gift to the city. Constructed mostly of aluminum, it is based on the shape of an […]
The City of Vancouver has announced that the Granville Bridge will be undergoing seismic upgrades throughout 2013. Beginning this month, expansion joint replacements will take place which will result in closures between 12:00am and 5:00am from March to November. There will also be daytime lane closures from June to October. While the bridge itself isn’t […]