Category Archives: History

The history of photography and other things past tense


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 »


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 »


From England with love

A visit to England evokes photographic memoriesView 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 »


An extra old stock photograph of Vancouver, BC

Buildings and beer: abiding among Vancouver’s fast-changing streetsView full post »


Transcendant architecture: St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Vancouver

Transcendent tones :Trying to capture the essence of inspired architecture in photographyView full post »


Documenting the last days of Victoria’s old Johnson Street Bridge

Photographing Victoria, BC’s “Blue Bridge,” a condemned icon View full post »

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