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Archive of posts tagged "vancouver icons"

Vancouver Icons: Pacific Central Station

March 18th, 2015 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are only a few dozen public buildings in Vancouver that have celebrated a centennial but in just a few years the Pacific Central Station will join the list. Built when False Creek was first being filled in, this Neoclassical Revival building has served as a train station since 1919, and a bus station since […]

Vancouver Icons: Randall Building Mural

January 27th, 2015 @ 1:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday I wrote about some of Vancouver’s murals and there was one I purposely left off the list so that I could feature it today in its own post. The image on the side of the Randall Building, at 535 West Georgia, was installed in 1993 and is one of the city’s most photographed. Photo […]

The East Van Cross

January 23rd, 2015 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Developed from a graffiti symbol that has circulated for several decades, the Monument for East Vancouver sculpture (known also as the East Van Cross) was created by Ken Lum as an expression of hope and defiance. Installed in 2010 at the corner of Clark and East 6th Avenue, Lum once told the Vancouver Sun that […]

Robert Burns Statue in Stanley Park

January 21st, 2015 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Upon entering Stanley Park, either by turning east off Georgia Street from Vancouver or from the Coal Harbour Seawall, the first statue you will come across is that of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. Looking down at the Vancouver Rowing Club and out over the city, this was the very first statue ever installed […]

Vancouver Icons: Vancouver Maritime Museum

January 15th, 2015 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Maritime Museum was built around the RCMP vessel the St. Roch, a National Historic Site in Canada, in 1959. The building’s shape, reflecting the boats that surround it in the nearby marina and waters of the Salish Sea, tell of what treasures can be found within and make it a fitting subject for […]

Vancouver Icons: Flack Block

November 13th, 2014 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On November 11th each year a poignant and concise banner is raised on the Flack Block that states: We Remember. Looking at the photos from this year’s ceremony at Victory Square’s cenotaph, I got the idea to add the Flack Block to the Vancouver Icon photo series. Aside from standing on a very important corner […]

Vancouver Icons: The Drop

September 29th, 2014 @ 10:42am by Rebecca Bollwitt

In Vancouver we’re no strangers to rain drops, whether they are pelting down on our umbrellas or misting sideways through the thick green branches of the nearest Douglas Fir. There is one rain drop that does get more attention than others, however and it’s simply called: The Drop. This giant polyurethane-over-EPS sculpture by inges idee […]

Vancouver Icons: Prospect Point Lighthouse

September 24th, 2014 @ 11:17am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When the S.S. Beaver ran aground in 1888, Prospect Point was known as Calamity Point. The accident followed years of shipping mishaps caused by rocks and strong tidal currents. Three months later a light was established, just four days after Stanley Park itself was established. Photo credit: Ted McGrath on Flickr The first light was […]