Pavillion on Flickr.
Now, I don’t get out to UBC much so am always stumbling across interesting buildings when I do. On Sunday, I was on my way to the Museum of Anthropology to shoot a performance in the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival when this marvellous structure caught my eye. How could I have missed such a stunning (and large) modernist installation as this for almost 25 years? I took note and stopped to investigate further after the show.
Well, imagine my surprise when google revealed that I missed this previously because it’s relatively new!
Pavillion is a remodelling of the courtyard of the Buchanan Block that was just completed recently (looks like just last year from the article). What a splendid thing!
Skinning the White Whale on Flickr.
Work is already well underway on the massive remodelling of the former Eaton’s building at Georgia and Granville.
While spared the dynamiting that this life sucking behemoth most definitely deserves, the finished project will be a great improvement over the famous ‘toilet’ with all of it’s white cladding replaced with glass. Once completed, it will be home to a Nordstrom’s.
Just two wild and crazy guys at a swing party. Despite appearances, they were actually having a grand old time. Trajan’s mate Tycho is part of our exclusive club of toddlers named for significant but not particularly well known figures in history. Their good friend Linnaeus wasn’t along on this day.
Footless on Flickr.
You’ve got to check when you find a boot or shoe near the waterfront in Vancouver, we’ve got a long history of errant feet washing up on shore.
This one was empty which gives rise to some interesting questions that, having never lost one shoe in a park or elsewhere, I don’t feel qualified to answer.
1100 Block West Georgia Street on Flickr.
The old Christian Science Reading Room, one of the few notable buildings constructed during World War I in Vancouver and now the Coastal Church sits across the street from the ill fated former site of the Vancouver Art Gallery, vacant since the Art Gallery moved into it’s current location in 1983. Once again under construction after spending nearly a decade as home to a half finished shell of a building and five or so years as a large hole in the ground after financing was lost for a luxury condo tower. Perhaps the third time is the charm?
“Give me money” on Flickr.
This gentleman slipped into frame just as I was pressing the shutter and started demanding that I pay him because of how awesome a picture it will be. I told him to screw off because he just wrecked the shot I had set up.
Perhaps I was hasty in my judgement.
Grandview Park Bicycle Polo Court on Flickr.
Commercial Drive has always danced to it’s own beat, as evidenced by the world’s only purpose built bicycle polo court in the recently refurbished Grandview Park.
I bet you didn’t even know bicycle polo was a thing, did you.
Zorki 6 with Mike’s Jupiter 9. Not too shabby.