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Old May 15th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Vancouver Random

from the last few days

May 13th South Main Area...























































































taken may 14th Downtown - Coal Harbour

seems like its never gonna be done























i think this is a private area (of the convention centre)












fairmont




these are what those glass things you walk on above look like from below










house out of place
















i didn't know this street of stairs existed


building reminds me of seattle or portland





looking down


leafy coverage




shang


looking west


more stairs














robson





art





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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #2
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street view photos - great
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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:45 AM   #3
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Great photos, Vancouver is beautiful in every way.
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Old May 16th, 2009, 12:53 AM   #4
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Love this city.
Thank you for sharing the pictures!
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Old May 21st, 2009, 06:16 AM   #5
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thanks - its great when its not raining
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Old May 21st, 2009, 07:27 AM   #6
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Great photos. Always love visiting Vancouver!
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Old May 21st, 2009, 09:25 AM   #7
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So clean it's almost unreal.

Great pics!
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 08:49 AM   #8
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some to add - taken today - may 21st - by me

in the south of False Creek, West Of main street, north of broadway, east of Cambie area - its an interesting mix of retail, industrial, houses, apartments and artist spaces

great old building


demolishing or renovating?


looking north


and south


nicely renovated house














a vancouver legend 3 vets - an outdoor camping store








M marks where the new Canada Line station is








cambie street - recently reopened to full traffic after too long being semi closed for canada line construction


cool vent grate


the new whole foods


an old wendys with a great view






i never saw the dog but i saw the cat


























onto the Olympic Village area - a jumble of styles








my friend was smarter than me and took all the knob pulls - they were quite nice














streetcar tracks




























awww













out of the muck...


hanging out










a city office tucked under the bridge




what's new pussycat? recession got your tongue?




california inspiration from the 80's?
















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Old May 22nd, 2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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Very nice set of photos about Vancouver
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 07:16 PM   #10
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Great photos! I particularly like the facade of this building. I just find it to be rather attractive.



And I think this is my favorite photo:

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Old May 22nd, 2009, 07:59 PM   #11
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Vancouver is a dynamic, progressive city. I think it is very interesting on many levels. I do not think it is as beautiful as people claim it to be. The architecture is very inconsistent and bordering on the tacky side. The setting on the other hand is unbelievably gorgeous. People confuse the setting with the actual built city. Sure there are some architectural gems but they are like diamonds in the rough.

I enjoyed my visits to Vancouver nonetheless and was fortunate to have sunny and warm weather.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 09:28 AM   #12
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^ take away the setting and its not all that but its pretty good with it

a few from may 22






a local fish n chip place

with a long line








very 80's?













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Old June 1st, 2009, 11:14 AM   #13
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a few more - mostly east vancouver pics all by me

Kingsway and Knight - newer development



typrical easy van housing


we wondered if the road had been widened cause this house is awfully close to the road

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went to the graveyard










shangrala as seen from east van

apparently someone is buried in the intersection





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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:02 AM   #14
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this place - a local legend - was demolished the other day - many sad people in the city
looks like i got a pic just in time
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Old June 2nd, 2009, 08:34 AM   #15
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Is that Molly's Reach? OMG I remember being so thrilled to visit it when I was young
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 12:40 AM   #16
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Is that Molly's Reach? OMG I remember being so thrilled to visit it when I was young
no - mollys reach is in gibsons - this was just a little cafe in an industrial area near false creek - but it was very popular
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Old June 5th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #17
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a few more taken on a very hot june 4th - must have been around 30c and quite smoggy

Main Street

this could be yours for $3+ million

this place is getting a reno for the olympics


this marks a creek that runs below


main street/mount pleasant area - full of some funky old houses, apartments, artists spaces etc

an old folks tower






this one is going to be demo'd and replaced with a larger 3 family dwelling with underground parking

granville street is getting a revitalization

Granville Island














this playground equipment is really quite cool







inside the main market













burrard street


after work traffic

granville street
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Old June 5th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #18
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South Main looks like an area i would like. i don't think i ever went there when i lived in Vancouver. what's the vibe like? pretty upscale?

would Coal Harbour be one of the oldest areas in the city? (except for the new condos obv.) it's just west of Gastown right?
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Old June 7th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #19
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main its sort of the anti-robson area - more like commercial drive - artsy, techno types, we don't drink at starbucks kinda crowd - but chains are starting to move in the area or at least close to it...

I think parts of coal harbour might be older - but most of the water front area was industrial - there are some old buildings and houses mixed in with the newer towers but not many

and some more pics taken today - west 4th-point grey area

shops etc



a new infill recently done




a new project that is going on a lot that sat vacant for many years




a very lush area with great gardens



a mix of housing from old to new - mostly older though





street parking is the norm

































not sure what era this is from


new just opened a new gorcery store - units still look to be finishing










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a few more - from west broadway area a nice trendyish yuppyish soccer mommish area of town - this area is planning to get rapid transit in the future...












these two buildings are actually attached - store in fron house in back






















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