Archive for the category "photos"

Top Travel Experiences of 2011

December 27th, 2011 @ 11:16am by Rebecca Bollwitt

As 2011 winds down, I have decided to do my annual “year in review” posts. While it’s tough to select the best moments (that I have blogged) over the last year, this week I’ll profile the following categories: Travel, Food, Music, and Entertainment. Travel A highlight for the blog in 2011 was partnering with Backyard […]

Vancouver Christmas Market Photowalk

December 22nd, 2011 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I ventured out to the Vancouver Christmas Market for the first time this season with Ariane Colenbrander. She and I both have Nikon 1 review cameras at the moment (mine is hot pink) so we got together at the market to try them out and take some photos. I think they really improved the layout […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

December 14th, 2011 @ 5:12pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I thought that things would wind down around this time of year but the advent calendar windows just keep flying open. We’re already half-way through December and 2011 is slipping into the rear-view mirror. This is the very last “From the Miss604 Flickr Pool” roundup that I will compile this year, ahead of any year-end […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Telephones

December 12th, 2011 @ 1:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was on this day, December 12, 1883, that the first local phone call was made — it was between Port Moody and New Westminster [source]. In honor of this, my theme for today’s archive photo collection is telephones with images from the Vancouver Archives and the old BC Telephone company. 1895 – Operators and […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

November 28th, 2011 @ 11:25am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The leaves have left their branches and it’s most definitely becoming toque weather. November has come and gone as quickly as the powerful gusts of wind it brought in from our shores. We had frost, snow, power outages, a civic election, a Grey Cup win, and the start of many festive markets and fairs. The […]

Salt Spring Island Glowtini

November 23rd, 2011 @ 5:15pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

As mentioned in this morning’s contest post, I spent the better part of the day on Salt Spring Island judging the “Glowtini” competition. Heading over to the island with Saltspring Air There were six participants from around the island who all prepared special holiday cocktails — the winning drink to be featured at restaurants and […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Mayors

November 17th, 2011 @ 10:51am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This week’s theme is a not-so-subtle reminder that there is a civic election happening this Saturday, November 19, 2011. The City of Vancouver has had 39 individual mayors in its 125 years, here are just a few of them in action over the last century. 1886 – VPL Accession Number: 508. The first council meeting […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

November 13th, 2011 @ 1:22pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Our clocks fell back last week as the temperature dropped. Heading into holiday season the clouds are crowding over the West Coast like shoppers at a Black Friday sale. It’s mid-November and although the days are dark, the photos that have been added to the Miss604 Flickr Pool this week are sure to brighten your […]