The Kenilworth on Flickr.
One of the better of the grand old apartment blocks of the West End of Vancouver, half of the Kenilworth is 100 years old this year. The other half is 101 years old.
According to a friend that lives there and the only online reference I could find for the building, this photo from the city of Vancouver archives, the southern wing of the building, on the corner of Cardero and Haro was built first, in 1911 with the northern wing following a year later.
It’s somewhat surprising that I can’t find more info on it online as, when it was built, it would’ve been one of the larger buildings in a West End composed mainly of single family houses at the time.
It’s a difficult building to get a good photograph of as the trees have grown tall around it, not to mention the excellent garden maintained by it’s tenants that spills out into the sidewalk at times but, it has always been one of the more desirable buildings to live in in the West End.
Echos of Coal Harbour’s Past on Flickr.
While generally known these days as a forest of gleaming, glass towers, Coal Harbour was not always such.
For the first 100 years of Vancouver’s existence, Coal Harbour was a hub of industry. Factories, Warehouses and Diesel fumes abounded. The trainyard dominated and, at the edges were rooming houses, apartment blocks and a few old houses.
The trainyard is long gone, Factories and Warehouses but a memory but, a few of the old houses and apartment blocks remain. Along with this one old rooming house, sticking out like a sore thumb on Melville Street.
They now live out their lives enveloped in the shadows of their more grandiose neighbours, catching only the occasional shaft of sun each morning.
Rolleiflex Automat, Ilford Delta 100.
The Question Is… on Flickr.
Is it OK to upload pictures taken with my Rolleiflex on a Vancouver 4/3’s group wander into the Vancouver 4/3’s group? Or, is this maybe a sneak preview of Olympus’ upcoming ‘Tri-X with Uncoated Tessar Lens’ Art Filter?
Taken while ignoring the theme of a Vancouver Area 4/3’s Users photo walk.
Rolleiflex Automat, Tri-X, Rodinal. As the creator intended photos to be made. ;-)
Honda 350 on Flickr.
My buddy Pete gave me a couple rolls of T-Max 100 recently, having decided to stick to colour shooting. I haven’t shot T-Max in nearly 20 years. Always had a love/hate relationship with the film.
I’m pleased to announce that my love/hate relationship with T-Max continues. It’s just spiffy when everything comes together. Remarkable, even but, given that I’m shooting with a 64 year old Rolleiflex, well, the precise exposure required for the best results from T-Max just ain’t gonna happen. Both rolls shot, a couple of successes and a bunch of middling, muddling blech. I’ll stick to my more forgiving old school favourites, Tri-X and the like.
I like this old Honda though, shot near the entrance to Granville Island.