Category Archives: History

The history of photography and other things past tense


Wood, steel and concrete: a concise history of Vancouver’s Cambie Street crossings

A tale of three bridges: The Cambie Street crossings over Vancouver’s False Creek Share20 Tweet2 +1 PinView full post »


Vancouver’s False Creek: a photographic history

Vancouver’s False Creek through the ages, the camera lens, and political era Share62 Tweet6 +11 Pin ShareSharesView full post »


Captain Cook: the man and the tugboat

Photograph: Workhorse of the BC Coast, the Captain Cook tugboat in False Creek, 1985 Share55 Tweet1 +11 PinView full post »


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 blues Share233View full post »


Condemned Orillia Building, Robson & Seymour, 1985

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


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 »


Through the glass darkly: more thoughts on the “Eighties Vancouver” portfolio

A photographers’ diary records details the camera missed. Share31 Tweet +12 Pin ShareShares 33View full post »


From England with love

A visit to England evokes photographic memories Share21 Tweet +1 Pin ShareShares 21View full post »


A conserved corner store at Heather & 16th, Vancouver, BC

Amidst the rapid development and loss of Vancouver’s heritage neighbourhoods, a corner of South Cambie survivesView full post »

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