Friday, January 27, 2012

A l'Hotel d'Europe

There are plenty of photos of Vancouver's flatiron-style building, the Hotel Europe, out there. As I walked past it on a stroll through Gastown this afternoon, I took a quick snap of this ironwork protecting some pipe/works and the doorway on the Alexander Street side.

Post title from this song by Narmine Ducap (link in French).

Thursday, January 26, 2012


I don't know if this is genuine sentiment, cynical marketing, or public art. Snapped this poster at the corner of Granville Street and Robson Street this afternoon, on a rare sunny winter day. The word "Williamsburg" at the bottom of the poster makes me suspect hipster tomfoolery.

Post title from this song by Matthew Pfeifer.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I love big infrastructure projects, and find it fascinating when you can see the bones. This is one of the support structures for the five sails at Canada Place, close up. Another support, in the background of this shot, gives you and idea of the scale of the thing.

Post title from this song by Deadmau5.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


And now, chasing a dragon of a different colour entirely. Spotted this warning sign about black tar heroin posted near the entrance to an alley just off East Georgia Street between Main St and Gore Avenue in Chinatown.

Post title from this song by Lou Reed.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Year of the Dragon

Gung hay fat choy, my friends. Today is the first day of the Year of the Dragon. Here, a lamp standard in Chinatown befitting this auspicious day. Happy New Year!

Post title from this song by Slice & Soda.