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Old Posted Apr 14, 2013, 6:21 AM
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There's certainly no mistaking it for Hamilton, but it sure is an awesome Flar thread!
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Thanks for the tour, Dude - good eye! A lot of changes, even in the last five years....
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Good portrayal; lots of cool downtown building shots, and of the nicer old homes in the west end.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2013, 3:10 PM
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Very nice shots, flar! Thanks for sharing.

Vancouver is very pretty. It must be a beautiful city to live in. Your night shots from above are spectacular.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Another fantastic set. You really showed Vancouver a lot of love.

Speaking on that, how'd you find the city? Was it your first time here? Did you love it? Hate it? I'm generally curious as Vancouver seems to be a pretty polarizing place on SSP these days. A lot of people seem to be very underwhelmed by the city.
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Vancouver has become popular to hate on in the international section recently, I think it is just became a whipping boy fad, most of what is said is quite shallow and sometimes completely untrue (like saying it has a terrible food scene...). It has been quite entertaining actually.

Sorry to hijack your thread! Loved the pictures and hopefully you enjoyed Vancouver and as your pictures show, it is a lot more architecturally than just the sea foam green condo
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it is a lot more architecturally than just the sea foam green condo
Agreed. There are many more layers of architectural diversity in this city than skyline pics will ever be able to show.

Great thread flar! This series is top notch. Definitely one of my favourites.
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The Skytrain looks fun. I wish Hamilton hadn't turned it down.
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Flar, just to add a bit- did you research or seek out the historical architecture of Van, or did you just walk around and capture what your eye 'revealed' to you? I mean, you even took a shot of the fiberglass nurses that pay homage to the beautiful medical building they blew up and replaced in that pic. That controversy lives on....

You really captured DTVancouver's heart. Again, great job!

And with regards to all the sea-foam green glass that everyone hates (me included), especially on north False Creek, and that you avoided, or didn't make it to (thank you!); well that's the fault of the city selling the entire Expo86 site to one HK developer, condyschord dyslexic ;>) which was actually able to reinvent the cookie-cutter concept and reap billions, off of our sore eyes....
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awesome pics...there is a lot of architectural diversity in Vancouver. Appreciated the SFHs in the end as well, nice Victorians...
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Another fantastic set. You really showed Vancouver a lot of love.

Speaking on that, how'd you find the city? Was it your first time here? Did you love it? Hate it? I'm generally curious as Vancouver seems to be a pretty polarizing place on SSP these days. A lot of people seem to be very underwhelmed by the city.
Underwhelmed? Then those people don't appreciate cities. This was my first time to Vancouver and it is impressive. Incredible natural setting, lots of great architecture (including a good mix from several eras), great public spaces, bustling streets. Everything seems very compact and well thought out. I found it to be a nice pedestrian city. Great urban fabric. I didn't think it would have a big city feel, but it does. It's in the same league as Toronto and Montreal, it makes places like Ottawa and Edmonton feel like the sticks. I didn't get to really absorb the culture though, I was only there overnight. I basically had about 4 or 5 hours to walk around.


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Flar, just to add a bit- did you research or seek out the historical architecture of Van, or did you just walk around and capture what your eye 'revealed' to you? I mean, you even took a shot of the fiberglass nurses that pay homage to the beautiful medical building they blew up and replaced in that pic. That controversy lives on....

You really captured DTVancouver's heart. Again, great job!

And with regards to all the sea-foam green glass that everyone hates (me included), especially on north False Creek, and that you avoided, or didn't make it to (thank you!); well that's the fault of the city selling the entire Expo86 site to one HK developer, condyschord dyslexic ;>) which was actually able to reinvent the cookie-cutter concept and reap billions, off of our sore eyes....
I looked at a map for a few minutes to get my bearings, then I hopped on the Canada Line, got off at the final stop and just started walking. Exploring cities is my favourite hobby. Nothing better than turning the corner and seeing some amazing building or streetscape for the first time. When I see something interesting, I just follow it. I had no idea that Vancouver had so much early 20th century architecture. I guess I was lucky to happen upon some of those older buildings and Victorian homes.
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