A year ago I wrote that Gatekeepers and Garages of East Van (@gatesandgarages) was a new "must follow" Instagram account, offering look into the gritty alleyways and from the sidewalks East of Main. Since then the account (curated by someone using the pseudonym Vladimir P. Footlocker) has remained true to its mission to be "Dedicated to the preservation and apotheosis of East Vancouver's finest architectural icons". Week by week it delivers a new visual look into the heart of what makes East Van what it is.
Below are a few gems from the past 12 months. Be sure to follow @gatesandgarages for more.
Sittin' on Chrome. We featured these splendid gatekeepers in mid-2015, but new pertinent information has recently come to light: the silver coating so lovingly applied to the figurines is actually rated at SPF 5000, a holdover of the UVA UVB arms race of the early 90s. #EastVan #VancouverIsAwesome #Vancitybuzz Photo and new info courtesy @patentimage