Archive of posts tagged "photography"

Vancouver Icons: Lions Gate Bridge Lions

January 23rd, 2013 @ 2:41pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

On this day in 1939, two lions created by sculptor Charles Marega were placed at the south entrance of the Lions Gate Bridge. They were the last commissioned work for this prominent yet struggling Vancouver artist. To quote my blog post on this day last year: “Over the years the lions have been a sign […]

Vancouver Fog Photos

January 22nd, 2013 @ 11:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Every few years Vancouver gets tucked into winter with a blanket of fog that drapes over the region leaving only the mountain peaks to bask in the sunshine. Back in 2009 I put together a collection of fog photos and given the pea soup streak we’ve had recently, it’s time to compile another featuring photos […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool: Dogs

January 21st, 2013 @ 2:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver is friendly to our four-legged friends who join locals on their morning jog, socialize outside a coffee shop, take off-leash walks in parks, and spend their afternoons at the spa or doggy bakery. The following collection of canine captures have been contributed to the Miss604 Flickr Pool: Photo credit: Jason Gallant on Flickr Photo […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Snowy Streets

January 18th, 2013 @ 10:09am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When the rest of Metro Vancouver is blanketed with centimeters of snow you’ll often find the streets bare or covered in slush downtown. Our snow build-up doesn’t usually compare to other parts of the region but that wasn’t always the case. I found a few frosty photos from the Vancouver Public Library archives that show […]

Vancouver Icons: LightShed

January 17th, 2013 @ 10:26am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today’s Vancouver Icon photo feature subject can be found near the western tip of Harbour Green Park in Coal Harbour. Commonly known as the “crooked house on stilts”, LightShed by Liz Magor was installed in 2004 and was a gift to the city. Constructed mostly of aluminum, it is based on the shape of an […]

From the Miss604 Flickr Pool

January 15th, 2013 @ 9:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Snow is falling once again from thick grey clouds but thankfully Mother Nature gave us a clear weekend including of those days when the mountains surrounding our fair city look larger than life. The following photos have been contributed to the Miss604 Flickr Pool this week so that I can once again boast about our […]

Vancouver Photo from Space Thanks to Astronaut Chris Hadfield

January 14th, 2013 @ 9:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been communicating with the world below by sending Twitter updates and posting photographs from aboard in the International Space Station. Hadfield blasted off from Kazakhstan on December 19th to start a 5-month mission and has been posting information about his work. Along the way he has also been answering questions […]

Vancouver Icons: 217.5 Arc x 13′

January 9th, 2013 @ 11:26am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has a wide selection of public art that is supported by various city or government branches, organizations, or private supporters. A few pieces that were installed around town during the Vancouver Biennale art campaign have since stayed on as legacy works. One of which is 217.5 Arc x 13′ by Bernar Venet of France, […]