Category Archives: Eighties Vancouver

Vancouver in the 1980s: a decade of accelerated change in the urban landscape.

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Social media synchronicity

A chance Facebook post and the photographs that take on a life of their ownView full post »

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Shell Gas Station, West 10th & Discovery, Vancouver, 1986

An ordinary Vancouver gas station seen through a vintage camera, and the doors of altered perceptionView full post »

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Point Grey postscript: more photos about buildings and food

More memories, dreams, and reflections from Point Grey in the ’80sView full post »

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Happy days in Point Grey, Vancouver

Summer in the city: the attractions of Vancouver’s Point Grey.View full post »

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Guitars, gangsters and g-strings: memories of Vancouver’s Main Street

Vancouver’s East End was once a vibrant entertainment district, trading in burlesque, booze and bluesView full post »

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Condemned Orillia Building, Robson & Seymour, 1985

Lost heritage: Vancouver’s historic Orillia Rooms was thoughtlessly demolished in 1985. This photograph remains.View full post »

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Law Courts & Nelson Square Tower, Vancouver, 1983

Nelson Square was shiny and new in 1983. It represented Vancouver’s arising desire for “world class”View full post »

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Vancouver was my “jewel-by-the-sea”

Searching out Vancouver’s precious places: first forays with a Mamiyaflex C-series medium format camera.View full post »

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Mamiya medium format: budget cameras for the rest of us

Mamiya medium format cameras, used to make many Eighties Vancouver photos, were/are affordable and well-made.View full post »

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