Posts Tagged ‘old’


November 26, 2010

As I flip thru the randomness of the web, searching for hard evidence to actual pieces I’m trying to write, I came upon a childhood fave:


I hear that Cookie Monster is trying to get a feature on Saturday Night Live but I’d back Grover over any muppet, any day. This was simply my favorite recurring sketch on Sesame Street:

And he don’t stop. Just last month, he came out with this:

Alright, back to work.


Hunyad Castle

September 29, 2010

Horribly creepy and welcoming at the same time!

Now located in Hunedoara, Romania, the Hunyad Castle was part of Principality of Transylvania, and it’s believed to be the place where Vlad III of Wallachia (commonly known as Dracula) was held prisoner for 7 years after he was deposed in 1462.The castle is a relic of the Hunyadi dynasty. It was built in Gothic style, but has Baroque and Renaissance architectural elements. It is a large and imposing building with tall and diversely colored roofs, towers and myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings.


eastvan history 101: lesson 1 – first avenue viaduct

May 1, 2010

i just found this article online,
almost brought a tear to my eye.

it’s regarding eastvan history. this area i’ve grown up knowing in my days and times, becoming a recognizable image in my mind, the history of it. where it came from. there definitely was a time before this thing was around. this shows the transition of that place to what it became which would eventually give me reason to want to represent the area i am from.

the area is first avenue and the viaduct.
that is an area that takes you from downtown to the heart of eastvan.
the area i used to visit to see my grandma. i was from another area of eastvan but my grandma lived near this area.
the views outside, the memories of growing up an 80’s baby seeing that area and associating good or bad times.
now to see it in a light of older times. times where literally cutting your own wood to light the stove at your house was a way of life.
there are little rays of sunshine around this viaduct area that still exist. near seymour elementary i get the feeling of old vancouver. i look at certain buildings and imagine myself during the times those buildings were constructed or their beginning times of being occupied.

not strathcona but the side east of raycam bridge.

this post that follows is from  flight_from_kamakura on the forum
i am really appreciative of what they have done to expose this side of vancouver to the public.

i hope you don’t mind me posting this article on my blog

thank you

first avenue viaduct.

vancouver wasn’t always vancouver, and back in the day, grandview-woodlands was a quiet community rather distant from vancouver’s commercial areas. in 1937, the city constructed a viaduct over the railways’ berths and other badlands, to connect grandview more directly with the heart of things. all images from the city archives.
pre-construction, northeast view, from the roof a railcar, not too far from glen/clark station. we’re seeing the intersection of clark and first ave (or the head of first ave, as it was then):

two views at the same stage of construction:

they don’t make them like this anymore:

completed october 1938:

the long view: