Archive of posts tagged "vancouver icons"

Vancouver Icons: Engagement

September 8th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

To celebrate the third Vancouver Biennale of Public Art, running 2014-2016, I wanted to shine the spotlight on a few more legacy pieces that you can find around Vancouver such as my previous features, A-Maze-Ing Laughter, Echoes, and 217.5 Arc x 13′. There are many things that catch a photographer’s eye down at English Bay, […]

Vancouver Icons: Ovaltine Cafe

September 2nd, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 72 year old Ovaltine Cafe is one of the most recognizable diners in Vancouver, but not necessarily because of its (reasonably-priced) food or its Yelp reviews. Its iconic neon signs, installed in 1948 and 1943 by Wallace Neon, and old school look make it a prime filming location, from Da Vinci’s Inquest and The […]

Vancouver Icons: The English Bay Slide

August 19th, 2014 @ 4:10pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

If I had a band, I think the English Bay Slide would be a pretty fun name. It could refer to a new, funky dance move or it could reference a great source of summer fun in Vancouver. All kidding aside, the slide in English Bay, proudly waving the Canadian flag each summer season, is […]

Vancouver Icons: Freezing Water #7

April 24th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Many come up with their own names for public art around Vancouver. There’s the rib cage, the ‘are those supposed to be there?’ chairs, and the frame. Despite not knowing the formal names for these pieces, each is greatly appreciated, enjoyed, and widely photographed. This week’s Vancouver Icon photo feature is of ‘the mercury squiggle’ […]

Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam

March 26th, 2014 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Cleveland Dam holds Capilano Lake in North Vancouver, which is used for drinking water and is a part of Capilano River Regional Park. Completed in 1954, it was named for Ernest Cleveland, first chief commissioner of the Greater Vancouver Water District. Archives# CVA 275-20 Looking Down at the Cleveland Dam Local photographers love peeking […]

Vancouver Icons: Heritage Hall

February 3rd, 2014 @ 10:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Heritage Hall on several occasions for conferences, speaking engagements, and to meet with the Mount Pleasant BIA. This handsome building on the corner of Main and 15th has had many lives, and continues to be an elegant venue for special events, fashion shows, and weddings making it today’s Vancouver […]

Vancouver Icons: School of Theology Building at UBC

January 8th, 2014 @ 1:34pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The title of this post is misleading. First, the Vancouver School of Theology (“VST”) has just sold their iconic building to UBC’s School of Economics. Second, UBC is not technically in the City of Vancouver. Details aside, the VST’s grand Iona Building is a UBC staple and is frequently used in local film and television […]

Vancouver Icons: Gate to the Northwest Passage

November 27th, 2013 @ 11:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s a sculpture as old as I am but thanks to the magical sharing power the internet and Flickr photos, it seems a new angle and new perspective of Gate to the Northwest Passage is captured almost every day. Installed at Vanier Park in Kitsilano back in 1980, this square, metal frame, with bottom ends […]