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. Old wooden paving blocks are visible underneath a section of damaged asphalt on Dunlevy St. just north of East Hastings. Wood blocks were likely chosen as an economical way to originally ‘pave’ city streets since timber was in plentiful supply in and around Vancouver. As a bonus, horse-traffic made less noise on… 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 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #459 | Bird’s Eye View Of The 1,954 Mile US-Mexico Border

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #459 | Bird’s Eye View Of The 1,954 Mile US-Mexico Border

(via) With the 2016 US Presidential Election race tightening (thanks Comey, you jerk) we found this video especially poignant. Best Of Luck With The Wall is a… more 

HEADS UP | Photo Exhibition Gets In Close To The Floating Behemoths That Visit Our Shores

HEADS UP | Photo Exhibition Gets In Close To The Floating Behemoths That Visit Our Shores

by Andrew Morrison | For many years now one of our family past-times is to count the freighters parked in Burrard Inlet. There's usually about a dozen or so… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Russell Foods Building

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Strathcona's Iconic 'Moderne' Warehouse At Venables & Clark Dr.

Russell Foods Building | Historical Building | A massive, Moderne-style warehouse on the corner of Venables and Clark Drive in Strathcona. Built circa 1937,… more 

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #453 | Chats With Commie Aliens In The Former Yugoslavia

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #453 | Chats With Commie Aliens In The Former Yugoslavia

From the fantastical Department of WTF (specifically the seldom heard from Special Balkan Division) comes Ruben Woodin-Dechamps and Oscar Hudson's bizarrely… more 

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | CRAB Park: A Hidden Gem On The Waterfront

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | CRAB Park: A Hidden Gem On The Waterfront

Located at the north terminus of Main Street, CRAB Park is a 2.5 hectare waterfront green space and beach destination so effectively tucked away from busy… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Asahi, The

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Downtown Eastside Team Of Legend & Lore That Used To Kick Ass

Asahi, The | Legend/Team | The Downtown Eastside's famous baseball team. Established in 1914, The Asahi’s home field was the Powell Street Grounds in… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Blueberry Tea

VANCOUVER LEXICON | The Final Customer Who Stays Long After The Restaurant Closes

Blueberry Tea | Slang/Noun | The last customer who lingers long after the restaurant closes. The term comes from a hot and highly aromatic after dinner drink… more 

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