YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Many Weird Visions Of Vancouver That Never Came To Be

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Many Weird Visions Of Vancouver That Never Came To Be

by Christine Hagemoen | Vancouver, like all cities, is constantly evolving. Buildings come down, buildings go up. Neighbourhoods change. Over the years architects, planners and developers have yearned to leave a lasting mark on our city. Some were able to realize their dreams, many were not. Take a look at several city-altering designs from decades past that never quite made it -- I like to refer to them as the good, the bad and the beguiling. In 1926, the consulting firm of Harland… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Old Building That’s Now Home To Andina Brewing Company

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Old Building That’s Now Home To Andina Brewing Company

by Christine Hagemoen | One of my favourite things to do on a weekend afternoon combines my love of craft beer with my love of local history. This often takes… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | All About The Sidewalk Stamps Still Spelling Out Vancouver’s History

YOU SHOULD KNOW | All About The Sidewalk Stamps Still Spelling Out Vancouver’s History

1906 date stamp on an early sidewalk at Hastings & Richards (City of Vancouver Archives - CVA 677-584) by Christine Hagemoen | As someone who commutes… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The ‘Easter Be-In’ That Occurred In Vancouver 50 Years Ago

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The ‘Easter Be-In’ That Occurred In Vancouver 50 Years Ago

by Christine Hagemoen | Yesterday - Sunday, March 26th, 2017 - marked the 50th anniversary of the first “Be-In” held in Vancouver. The event marked a huge… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Piece Of Vancouver History That Just Sold For A Song

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The Piece Of Vancouver History That Just Sold For A Song

by Christine Hagemoen | Vancouver’s oldest wood-frame commercial structure - the subject of a famous Fred Herzog photograph (below, then and now) - is… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About Groundbreaking Eleanor Collins, The City’s ‘First Lady Of Jazz’

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About Groundbreaking Eleanor Collins, The City’s ‘First Lady Of Jazz’

by Christine Hagemoen | I think everyone in Vancouver should know about Eleanor Collins. Some of you may already know and admire the glorious singer, but I… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The ‘Bottle Dash’ Houses That Still Glitter In The Vancouver Sun

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The ‘Bottle Dash’ Houses That Still Glitter In The Vancouver Sun

by Christine Hagemoen | You have passed them a thousand times and not even noticed. Then one sunny winter day a glint of light catches your eye. Why is that… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | Our City Streets Were Once Paved With These Little Wooden Blocks

YOU SHOULD KNOW | Our City Streets Were Once Paved With These Little Wooden Blocks

by Christine Hagemoen | Right beside the historic 106-year-old Patricia Hotel on the Downtown Eastside lies a remnant of Vancouver’s “lumber town” past… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | The Explanation Behind The Odd Granite Obelisks Of Mount Pleasant

YOU SHOULD KNOW | The Explanation Behind The Odd Granite Obelisks Of Mount Pleasant

by Christine Hagemoen | The first time I noticed the odd little granite obelisk pictured above on the corner of E 11th and Ontario was just over a year ago… more 

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The 100 Year Old Diapering Of Architects Townsend + Townsend

YOU SHOULD KNOW | About The 100 Year Old Diapering Of Architects Townsend + Townsend

by Christine Hagemoen | Have you ever noticed some older brick buildings around town that feature a distinctive diamond shaped pattern in the brickwork? The… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #461 | ‘War Authority’ Reminds Us Of Pandora’s Open Box

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #461 | ‘War Authority’ Reminds Us Of Pandora’s Open Box

War Authority is a short documentary film that examines the 2001 "Authorization for the Use of Military Force" (AUMF) which gave the US President "almost… more 

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The Social Seating Experiment At Timbertrain

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The Social Seating Experiment At Timbertrain

1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver is a pretty self-explanatory Scout column that gives equal weight to the common attributes and obscure intangibles that make… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #460 | Paris Bar Successfully Predicts US Election Results

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #460 | Paris Bar Successfully Predicts US Election Results

(via) If you're especially nervous about tomorrow's US Presidential Election, delete FiveThirtyEight from your bookmarks, make yourself a French 75 and relax… more 

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