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03082 Granville Street, Vancouver, 1973.

03082 Granville Street, Vancouver, 1973

Still visiting my back pages, so to speak. I found this in a plastic box. The slide had been glass mounted since the 1970s, so it was almost dust and scratch-free. I was shooting one of the not-so-great transparency films of the day, High Speed Ektachrome; it carried a whopping ISO 160 and had grain the size of tennis balls. This was the view from Vancouver's Granville Street Bridge, looking north to the downtown core and the North Shore Mountains beyond, the view compressed by my 200mm…

Vancouver State of Mind Rain. It's all what you make of it. Without rain our streets would be dirty and dusty. Our lush rain forests would be brown and more susceptible to fires. Our water reservoirs would dry up and we would be on restrictions. I for one embrace the rain and all it's glory and benefits. We're lucky to live here on the Wet Coast. Pictured here looking east down Robson Street from Howe to Granville Street with Nordstrom at Pacific Center. Captured yestereve downtown…
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VANCOUVER 🇨🇦Michael Thornquist on Instagram: “Vancouver State of Mind ☔️ Rain. It's all what you make of it. Without rain, our streets would be dirty and dusty. Our lush rain forests…”

Vancouver State of Mind Rain. It's all what you make of it. Without rain our streets would be dirty and dusty. Our lush rain forests would be brown and more susceptible to fires. Our water reservoirs would dry up and we would be on restrictions. I for one embrace the rain and all it's glory and benefits. We're lucky to live here on the Wet Coast. Pictured here looking east down Robson Street from Howe to Granville Street with Nordstrom at Pacific Center. Captured yestereve downtown…

The old White Spot sign 1976, image of Robson Street in Vancouver
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The old White Spot sign 1976, image of Robson Street in Vancouver

July 17, 1958, the Second Narrows Bridge collasped while under construction, killing 19 men. The bridge would not be completed for another two years.
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July 17, 1958, the Second Narrows Bridge collasped while under construction, killing 19 men. The bridge would not be completed for another two years.

Vancouver BC in the '70's.
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Vancouver BC in the '70's.

Penguin enclosure - old Stanley Park Zoo
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Prospect Point circa 1890 Stanley Park photo gallery | City of Vancouver
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125 years of Stanley Park in photos

Explore the history of Stanley Park through photos.

Burrard & Davie, 1969

Burrard & Davie, 1969

View looking NW on the 1100-block of Burrard Street, just north of Davie Street, in Vancouver, BC. St. Paul's Hospital dominates the scene in the background.

West End... can you imagine??
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City of Vancouver Archives

The City of Vancouver Archives acquires, preserves, and makes available the records that tell the story of Vancouver and its people.

The Hudson,s Bay dining room, December 23, 1961.

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Stanley park zoo, Vancouver
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Stanley park zoo, Vancouver

The old "Eaton's" store in downtown Vancouver, BC
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The old "Eaton's" store in downtown Vancouver, BC

Hastings Street - Downtown #Vancouver - 1960s/1970s @lyndsaygreenwood on Instagram www.lyndsaygreenwood.ca
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Otter enclosure - old Stanley Park Zoo
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The Roaring Silence: 10 Cool & Creepy Abandoned Zoos

These 10 abandoned zoos, formerly places bursting with life, laughter and wonder, are all that remains after the cages are emptied and wildlife moves on.

From the City of Vancouver Archives: Christmas Shoppers on Granville in 1973. © City of Vancouver. Photographer: William Edgar Knowles Middleton.
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Christmas Shoppers on Granville 1973: Archive Photo of the Day

From the City of Vancouver Archives: Christmas Shoppers on Granville in 1973. © City of Vancouver. Photographer: William Edgar Knowles Middleton.

Bus Station on Dunsmuir, 1971, Photo by Richard Watson.

Bus Station on Dunsmuir, 1971, Photo by Richard Watson.