Vancouver’s Neon Neighbourhoods

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ovaltineHaven’t been here in a long time and I thought I’d open up again on the blog to show some of the things I’ve seen and done lately. Almost a year ago now I co-curated an online exhibit with the Virtual Museum of Canada and the Museum of Vancouver about Vancouver’s neon history. The exhibit is called The Visible City and I highly recommend it for the stories and the images, told and captured by some of Vancouver’s finest including Dal Richards, Joe “Sh*thead” Keithley (DOA), Gregory Henriquez (architect of the new Woodwards complex), Mark Brand (Save On Meats), and Bill Pechet (Great White Way on Granville Corridor) .

This post links you to many of the photos I took for the exhibit, which I’ve featured here in my Neon Neighbourhoods set on flickr. Enjoy!

chariot festival parade

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One of Vancouver’s well-known stilt-walkers rests after taking part in the Hare Krishna parade en route to the 37th annual Chariot Festival in Stanley Park today.

, originally uploaded by inklake.

Velut arbor aevo

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Velut arbor aevo, originally uploaded by inklake.

May the tree thrive. Corner of Terminal and Main. This tree has appeared in photographs for over a hundred years.

260 northern st.

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260 NORTHERN ST., originally uploaded by inklake.

Scene at the corner of Northern and Western Streets in Vancouver.


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dancer, originally uploaded by inklake.

Taken during a performance of the Arts Umbrella dance company on Granville Island, Vancouver today.

Mayor Gregor Robertson – Launch Party – Vancouver Biennale

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The Vancouver Biennale official launch was this morning @ Morton Triangle, English Bay. Take a look at this flickr set by Kris Krug.

Enlightenment before his death

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Enlightenment before his death, originally uploaded by B℮n.

Xieng Khuan is a Buddha park located 25 km southeast from Vientiane, Laos in a meadow by the Mekong River.

I thought of this image when I heard about the Dalai Lama arriving in Vancouver.

Please click on the photo to get to Ben Visbeek’s amazing flickr page.