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Old June 15th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Vancouver's Eclectic Eastside | Part II

Hi all, here is Part 2 of 2 of my eastside neighbourhood tour. To see Part 1, go here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=892162

Once again here is the map of my journey:



When I last left off, I had just entered the Strathcona neighbourhood, Vancouver's oldest residential neighbourhood...

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Some mosaic tile of the 22 bus...
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And right as I turn around, what do I see... ?
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And now into the heart of Strathcona
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And a quick stop at this corner store for a root beer and chicken samosa
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Strathcona is a popular neighbourhood for artists...
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...and cyclists
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And with a sudden I'm in Chinatown
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Looking towards the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood
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It seemed obligatory to take a photo of Foo's Ho Ho Restaurant
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And now I quickly cross through the Downtown Eastside on my way to Gastown
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New neon sign for the Pennsylvania Hotel
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Now in Gastown
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Some newly renovated buildings
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Some new highrise construction in the neighbourhood
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More renos
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Looking into the CBD
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Westcoast Express commuter train
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Looking back at Gastown
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The End.

To see Part 1, go here: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=892162
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Old June 16th, 2009, 11:21 AM   #2
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This looks like a city that I would enjoy. Beautiful, dynamic and interesting!
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Old June 16th, 2009, 01:04 PM   #3
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When did they start putting Chinese on street signs?

Nice pics!
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Old June 16th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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Very nice set of photos too; i saw the sign above about coyote alert... coyotes are in deserts right, no in populated areas...
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Old June 17th, 2009, 08:55 AM   #5
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^You can actually find coyotes all over Metro Vancouver. They live in large urban parks and on the outskirts of development such as in the mountains. You can see them in the suburbs and in Vancouver proper. Apparently some live in Stanley Park as well so presumably you could come across one downtown even. I've seen them several times, usually wandering on streets near parks in the early morning but I also saw one wandering down my street at night when I was younger. They often eat people's cats, at least in the suburbs where I grew up that was a relatively common occurrence. Not all coyotes live in the desert as The Road Runner Show would have you believe.

There is actually quite a bit of wildlife that lives in the Metro area (beavers, raccoons, skunks, opossums, coyotes, etc) or wanders in from time to time (bears, deer, cougars/mountain lions, etc.).

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When did they start putting Chinese on street signs?

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They really just have Chinese on street signs in specially designated heritage areas like Chinatown and Strathcona that have historically had significant Chinese populations, and still do.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 03:47 PM   #6
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very nice city views!
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Old June 19th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #7
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I'm not a huge fan of wooden houses, but you have shown us some beauties, raggedy! Nice tour through the 'hood!
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