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From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

August 8th, 2012 @ 9:05am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The August long weekend was filled with dozens of festivals, beach opportunities, and hot summer temperatures. Cooling off a bit yesterday with a flash thundershower and an unscheduled fourth fireworks night, thanks to Mother Nature, the Miss604 Flickr Pool is bursting at the seams with images. Here are just a few that I have selected […]

Vancouver Pride Parade 2012: Photos & Tweets

August 5th, 2012 @ 1:27pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

An estimated 600,000 people are expected to line the streets in downtown Vancouver today for the Vancouver Pride Parade celebrating diversity, culture, community, and family. Music, dancing, colourful floats, motorcycles, trucks, bicycles, stilt-walkers, children, parents, dogs, and a multitude of mascots filled the streets. The following photos and updates have been pulled from Twitter as […]

Vancouver Fireworks Photos: 100 MegaPixels

August 4th, 2012 @ 1:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s the final day of the Honda Celebration of Light, the world’s largest offshore fireworks competition. Hundreds of thousands of spectators have been dazzled by Vietnam and Brazil already this week. The colours have been brighter, the explosions have been louder, and everyone’s ready to see what Italy brings to the skies tonight. © Ronnie […]

Vancouver Icons: Kitsilano Pool

August 2nd, 2012 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Like moths to a flame, bathing-suit clad bodies flock to the Kitsilano Pool as soon as the summer sun starts to shine. It’s a bright blue beacon of warm weather recreation at one of the city’s most popular beaches. Photo credit: ecstaticist on Flickr Photo credit: Carolyn Coles on Flickr 1931 – Construction laying out […]

Vancouver Icons: White Rock Pier

July 30th, 2012 @ 10:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Growing up in Surrey, our beach options were abundant. We could head to one of Vancouver’s beaches, a Stanley Park beach, a lake beach at White Pine or Buntzen, Belcarra, or stay closer to home at Crescent Beach or White Rock. Crescent Beach or White Rock often won out. Strolls along the promenade, fish and […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

July 28th, 2012 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The London 2012 Olympics hosted their opening ceremony yesterday, welcoming the world to the United Kingdom with tributes to their industrial and cultural history, literature, music, television, film, and even their healthcare. It brought back warm fuzzy feelings from the Vancouver 2010 Olympics hosted here just a few years ago. In need of a little […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Parades

July 24th, 2012 @ 7:49am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Coming up with a theme for my weekly photo collection from the Vancouver Archives can be a challenge, especially when I realize that I’ve already published about 70 collections. I’ve featured old timey Beach Scenes, Picnics, Grouse Mountain, Bikes, Ice Cream, Summer Scenes, and Amusements. What left to represent summmer in Vancouver? With Pride Week […]

Honda Celebration of Light 2012: Road Closures, Best Viewing, Transit, Photo Contest

July 23rd, 2012 @ 1:19pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Honda Celebration of Light will paint the skies over English Bay starting this weekend as hundreds of thousands take to balconies, roof tops, benches, and beaches to catch the spectacle on July 28th, August 1st, and August 4th. Mobile Application For the first time the Honda Celebration of Light has released a mobile application, […]