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Old August 11th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #1
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Vancouver - Kerrisdale (100+ pics)

Kerrisdale is in the SW of the city - among the expensive west side housing is the retail strip of West 41st street and some highrises mainly rental stock from the 70's though some new condo towers have been added in the 90's and now

it's pretty nice and away from the hustle and bustle of other areas with some nice shops and cafes etc.

anyway all pics taken by me aug 9th

























this tree is pretty big

















































don't let the trompe l'oeil fool ya













































this has been empty for years

































newer condos



this house is for sale - probably over $1,000,000 - most houses are well over $1,000,000



















a nice park















something new



looks like an outdoor fireplace























this was considered or planned that the Vancouver - Richmond LRT/Skytrain connection was to run along an existing Train line which runs north to south along the "Arbutus" corridor but it just sits empty due to the wealthy residents not wanting such a thing in their area - a court ruling has said it can only be used for transit purposes so that condos etc cannot be built on it - perhaps one day a streetcar/LRT whatevere will run along it - it's marked as private property no tresspassing so instead of becoming a nice urban trail or bike route its more of an eyesore

































this page gives you info if you want more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerrisdale
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Old August 11th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #2
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My Mother's friend and his family have recently moved to Vancouver from the UK as he got a cool job as head of AIDS research in the city.

Everything in Vancouver looks so neat and tidy... EXCEPT THOSE POWER LINES! Sheash they really need to underground them/sort them out!

Attack of the trolleybus lines and power lines.




Other than that, excellent photos and thank you for sharing.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #3
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Great photos
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Old August 11th, 2008, 12:10 PM   #4
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Everything in Vancouver looks so neat and tidy... EXCEPT THOSE POWER LINES! Sheash they really need to underground them/sort them out!
Canadian cities are bizarrely out of step with the modern world when it comes to power lines. I hate them too.
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Old August 12th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #5
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Beautiful city!
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Old August 13th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #6
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thanks it is a nice area has a lot to offer so one can avoid the busier parts of town - probably why so many seniors and students like the area

yah the over head wires are an eyesore
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