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Old July 31st, 2010, 05:05 AM   #101
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Old August 1st, 2010, 05:48 PM   #102
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cool photo update.
downtown Granville is becoming the center of activities like for one the salsa dancing.
I was hoping the ballroom dancing (which I'm a fan since year 2000) will be held/revived here as the city government stop letting them use Robson square since 2006(?) for constructing the skating rink and afterward.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 01:38 AM   #103
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cool collection of photos.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #104
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a few more from sunday - in the kits point grey area - one of the most desirable places to live

private hospital




something newer


kits pool


looking towards the west end


looking west out into english bay


art installation




something new - might be a kids water park?


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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:22 AM   #105
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most of the houses you will see are in the millions of dollars
















a real jumble of styles


interesting tree












turning japanese was playing...




million million million dollar homes


kitsilano yacht club
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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:27 AM   #106
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huge yard














tacky dollar store decor in the top window










just about completed










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Old August 12th, 2010, 11:02 AM   #107
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some from South Hill neighbourhood - aka South Fraser - East Van - a shopping area for the neighbourhood, mostly east indian and chinese shops





































retail gives way to houses at the south end...






some ugly but typical houses on knight street
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Old August 12th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #108
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an "old Catholic" church - not sure what that means - is it a breakway sect of the catholic church?






































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Old August 12th, 2010, 12:44 PM   #109
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a number of places don't even bother to use english...






















there are some embedded tile things at some of the corners...














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at the south end of this strip of retail is a high school - the retail basically ends here






























sometimes you see someone dressed up like this mascot walking the street...




newest addition to the street






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Old August 28th, 2010, 06:16 AM   #112
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a few updates - from the mount pleasant area - main and broadway area

a new controversial tim horton is goin here in an old bank spot - people in the area don't like coffee chains or chains in general and did not want tim hortons but i am sure it will do well




the lee building






random office




sophies cosmic cafe in kits - west 4th - great breakfast and sandwiches - comfort food


stuck in traffic - 99n
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down by the airport




strathcona - is the neighbourhood just east of china town - which is a mix of interesting old houses, low income, yuppies and house flippers - book ended by some social housing or what locals call the projects - the entire was apparently slated to be knocked down and filled up with apartments and social housing but never happenned except for some at the east end and the west end of strathcona - the area in recent areas has really changed much more vibrant and more families and quite colourful fixed up houses













a lot of the houses/buildings have heritage status and plaques
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Old August 28th, 2010, 07:39 AM   #114
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this is a cluster of houses - look to be from the 70's or 80's




disco ball hangs outside this one


funky little cafe - i don't recall it being there a few years ago but looks nice


from the 90's


seems like a gallery space


a lot of these old houses were covered over in vinyl siding or stucco and have been fixed up to their original state...









a catholic church - says 1905 but looks like it was built in the 60's


part of the "projects" as we call them - social/low income/welfare housing - which is actually really nice looking and well kept - its a mix of towers and low rises
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this is a house - kind of austere






i don't know if these are condo's or like a seniors housing or low income or coop housing...




ukranian cultural centre


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a lot of the houses the ground is below the street level so they have these walkways and some just put full deckspace to fill the hole/gap difference in height




i kinda like these they could look really good if they were redone




















this used to be a utility building i think and was decommissioned and converted to condos








korean church


school fence
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in the distance some new social housing on east hastings street




this school is made up of a few different buildings added onto over the years is quite cool looking
















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Old August 28th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #118
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i don't know what kind of housing this is - low income or coop but its really weird and quite an eye sore the stucco is dirty and not too eacy to keep clean... its like surrounded by a wall that is a fence in places or part of a unit at others - like the bay window here








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Old August 28th, 2010, 10:09 AM   #119
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razor wire - its not the best part of the city
















new mural going up near china town





chinatown




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asian inspired fence



this is the western end social housing of strathcona












strathcona school - west side




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