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EXPO 86 SCAVENGER HUNT!

EXPO 86 SCAVENGER HUNT!

About a year and a half ago, when this site was in it's infancy and about 10 people checked it out each week, SR put out a call for an EXPO 86 scavenger hunt.
CANADA LINE SKYTRAIN OPENS AUGUST 17th

CANADA LINE SKYTRAIN OPENS AUGUST 17th

It's official : less than two weeks until you'll be taking the Skytrain to the airport or other Richmondly and South Vancouver locations. Like Oakridge theatre ! Or even just Yaletown to Cambie. Awesome.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games 2010

Am I out of touch because I didn't know that Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog already teamed up for a video game for Beijing 2008? Whatevs! I'm just stoked they're coming together for THIS 2010 game. Woah...

CANADA LINE SKYTRAIN TOUR!

I showed you THESE photos of my tour of the new Canada Line Skytrain last week, below is a time lapse video of the entire trip from Waterfront Station to YVR! It's sped up 900%, the ride actually takes about 27 minutes.
OLYMPIC VILLAGE, THE LONE CRANE

OLYMPIC VILLAGE, THE LONE CRANE

Remember a few months back when there were more than 10 of those huge cranes helping with the construction of the Olympic Village? Here's a Flickr link with a ton of different photos in case you don't.
WORTH A LOOK

WORTH A LOOK

I was digging through the internets trying to find some things to convince some out of town friends why they should stay at the Sylvia Hotel when I came across THIS comprehensive list on Wikipedia of every single heritage building in Vancouver.
OPSAL STEEL BUILDINGS

OPSAL STEEL BUILDINGS

Once classified as heritage, the Opsal Steel buildings on the corner of 2nd and Quebec got de-listed in 1997 and by the looks of it are just sitting there awaiting demolition.
Voodoo Child spotted in Vancouver

Voodoo Child spotted in Vancouver

When it comes to being on the Rock and Roll history map, Vancouver can be found somewhere between Katmandu and Boise.
3RD BEST MUG EVER

3RD BEST MUG EVER

I warned you that you'd be visited by three posts of Coffee Mug Awesomeness. The first one was that amazing handmade Matthew Freed one , this next one is a classic EXPO 86 jam I won off ebay...
Filler up please..

Filler up please..

As a history nerd. Inspiration can come from many different places.