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Old October 2nd, 2010, 10:32 PM   #41
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That was a Shell Oil advert on top of the Vancouver Block.
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 10:44 PM   #42
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Great photo, but whoever scanned it needs to know that to get rid of that awful moire pattern the image should be blurred before it is resized. Doing that blurs together the ink dots that the scanner picks up from the postcard and the image will be nice and clear when resized.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #43
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That was a Shell Oil advert on top of the Vancouver Block.
Thank goodness that's gone. Whoever approved that had no sense what so ever.
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Old October 4th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #44
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I think downtown core (Granville st) should bring back the neon signs it would make more vibrant.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #45
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Old October 11th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #47
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Awesome shots! Vancouver definitely had some gritty layers back in the day!
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Old October 11th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #48
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I know of Vancouver from only 1984 onward............it was so funky in the 60/70/mid 80 period. Too bad it lost that vibe.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #49
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That was a Shell Oil advert on top of the Vancouver Block.
That reminds me of a funny story told by Malcolm Lowry, who was a boozehound and an author, and wrote but one masterpiece in his life: "Under the Volcano". His family in England were not particularly proud of him, but forced him to move from Mexico to the safety of Vancouver during World War 2. In the 40's he and his wife lived in Dollarton, north of the city. He had a difficult time adjusting to the low alcohol beer and scarcity of liquor compared to Mexico, and lead a miserable life. From his shack, he could see the huge neon "SHELL" refinery sign blinking on and off. The "S" had burned out, leaving a flashing red "HELL.....HELL...HELL..........." which gave him no end of amusement!
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Old October 14th, 2010, 03:47 AM   #50
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Great photos spongeg!
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Old October 14th, 2010, 08:22 AM   #51
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I know of Vancouver from only 1984 onward............it was so funky in the 60/70/mid 80 period. Too bad it lost that vibe.
I think a lot of places were pretty funky back then, all jacked up on acid.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 09:10 AM   #52
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No idea how old is this pic.


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Old October 21st, 2010, 02:56 AM   #53
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:10 AM   #54
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wow looks nicer before. how come i dont see that many neon lights nowadays at granville? are those lights blocking the views of the mountains too!lol!
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 12:49 AM   #55
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wow looks nicer before. how come i dont see that many neon lights nowadays at granville? are those lights blocking the views of the mountains too!lol!
I did mentioned it before they SHOULD bring back those neon lights on Granville strip for sure.I absolutely adore the idea to bring back the glorious days (like Broadway in New York)which the younger generation missed.
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Old October 22nd, 2010, 04:34 AM   #56
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have you seen that building on north road in burnaby?

granville street can only dream to be like that one

need to get a pic one of these days - its crazy insane with lighting and signs - its quite lie up
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Old October 23rd, 2010, 10:02 AM   #57
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those color signs remind me of Hong Kong.



more old vancouver photo...

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Old October 26th, 2010, 02:23 AM   #58
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Great photos spongeg!
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #59
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great photos...it's interesting to see my home town before my time...how times have changed - so many things
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Old October 27th, 2010, 03:46 AM   #60
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1980's
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believe it or not this is metrotown station and bus loop circa 1986


Vancouver 1970's

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new westminster 1950's
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not sure of the date - but the interurban from new west to gastown somewhere near burnaby or deer lake


burnaby - riverway east - 1911-199


mcdonalds - north burnaby 1969
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