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City Hall flies Canadian flag in support of our athletes at London 2012

City Hall flies Canadian flag in support of our athletes at London 2012

If you went past Cambie and 12th today you may have noticed this giant flag there! Photo: City of Vancouver It's the same flag that partially wrapped the City Hall tower during the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and it's been reinstalled th
Vancouver Was Awesome: The Fastest Man in the World, 1928-1932

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Fastest Man in the World, 1928-1932

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Twenty year-old Percy Williams came out of nowhere to win gold medals for Canada in both the 100m and 200m sprints in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Goat on the Lam, 1967

Vancouver Was Awesome: Goat on the Lam, 1967

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Russell the mountain goat busted out of the zoo and lived wild in Stanley Park for about two years, spending most of his time hanging out on the cliffs out of reach of zoo employees.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Marie Moreau by Jack Lindsay, 1942

Vancouver Was Awesome: Marie Moreau by Jack Lindsay, 1942

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . This is a photo by Jack Lindsay , one of the top photojournalists during Vancouver's " noir " era, of Sun fashion editor Marie Moreau atop Hudson's Bay Department Store.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Champion of the World (1933-1935)

Vancouver Was Awesome: Champion of the World (1933-1935)

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Jimmy McLarnin was born in Ireland, but raised at 662 Union Street in Vancouver's East End. “Our street was Union Street, not far from the docks,” he told Maclean’s Magazine in 1950.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Vancouver Aerial, 1951

Vancouver Was Awesome: Vancouver Aerial, 1951

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . In my routine scouring of the internet in search of old Vancouver photos, I came across a website filled with some amazing, high quality mid-century aerial shots of BC.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Vancouver's Scariest Resident, 1909 - 1911

Vancouver Was Awesome: Vancouver's Scariest Resident, 1909 - 1911

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . A young Englishman and aspiring thespian named William Henry Pratt came to Vancouver in 1909 looking for work.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Repatriating Petroglyph Rock

Vancouver Was Awesome: Repatriating Petroglyph Rock

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Stanley Park has much not-so-awesome history for local First Nations.
Vancouver Was Awesome: Vie's and Viaducts, 1971

Vancouver Was Awesome: Vie's and Viaducts, 1971

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The now apparently doomed Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts replaced the old Georgia Viaduct that was built in 1915.

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Cellar, 1964

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4TWhYDGJuQ This is an excerpt from an NFB documentary entitled In Search of Innocence about how Vancouver's poets and painters look at life and art.
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