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Vancouver Was Awesome: Original Creole Orchestra

Vancouver Was Awesome: Original Creole Orchestra

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Ninety-seven years ago this week, Vancouver got its first taste of jazz music.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Velvet Underground

Vancouver Was Awesome: Velvet Underground

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The Retinal Circus was a divey rock club at 1024 Davie Street that opened in the summer of 1967.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Houdini

Vancouver Was Awesome: Houdini

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense .
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Cambie Bridge and 'Swingspan'

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Cambie Bridge and 'Swingspan'

This year, the DOXA documentary film festival really connected with the archival community in B.C. and Vancouver, and to the filmmakers that recorded rare moments in time.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Expo '86 and False Creek

Vancouver Was Awesome: Expo '86 and False Creek

( Animated GIF above from a great resource on Expo '86 memories: Bobbea.com ) Tonight there's a quarter century lookback party for Expo '86 , which opened on May 2, 1986, and ran to October 13. For B.C.

It's Expo 86 week!

A couple of years back the City Of Vancouver released an informative 6 minute piece about Expo 86, offering some history as well as insight from a city planner and ol' Jimmy P.
Guess who I met today?

Guess who I met today?

Double E! Full report and photos coming soon.
V.I.A. Weekly Nardwuar – Week 24 Nardwuar vs. The Olympics #van2010

V.I.A. Weekly Nardwuar – Week 24 Nardwuar vs. The Olympics #van2010

One year ago during the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, I was sent out by Presentation House 's Candahar Bar with a video camera to capture what I saw.
Olympic pin traders

Olympic pin traders

Do you know anybody who's crazy about collecting Olympic pins or just pins in general? It seems like there's a lot of those people around here lately.
Petroglyph at MOV

Petroglyph at MOV

I don't know how many times I've looked at this rock through the window on the bottom floor of MOV and not realized that it's a petroglyph and that the writing on it is hundreds of years old.