VANCOUVER DETAIL #283: Who Knows The Origins Of The Mysterious ‘Brite Cafe’ Sign?

VANCOUVER DETAIL #283: Who Knows The Origins Of The Mysterious ‘Brite Cafe’ Sign?

You may have seen this "Brite Cafe" sign while it was sitting on the floor at Rainier Provisions in Gastown. It was found in the basement of an old building at East Hastings and Heatley but its origins are unknown to us. We've googled the hell out of it, but to no avail. If any of our heritage-minded readers can solve the mystery, please let us know in the comments below! Cheers and thanks! EVERYTHING SEEN IN VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER DETAIL #282: Awesome Cycle Tire Pump Just Installed At Hawks & Union

VANCOUVER DETAIL #282: Awesome Cycle Tire Pump Just Installed At Hawks & Union

The city recently installed this new public bicycle pump on the Adanac Bikeway at Union & Hawks in Strathcona. It's really simple. Cyclists (or parents… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #281: There Is A Gigantic Sundial On The Roof Of Tinseltown

VANCOUVER DETAIL #281: There Is A Gigantic Sundial On The Roof Of Tinseltown

What the hell is this for? The top image is from Reddit and the bottom one is from a local realtor who writes: This picture was taken from my studio… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #280: Easter Island “Moai” Statue Hiding On A Strathcona Roof

VANCOUVER DETAIL #280: Easter Island “Moai” Statue Hiding On A Strathcona Roof

Because of course, right? Viewable from Hawks Ave on the eastern edge of Maclean Park in Strathcona… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #279: The Sculpture At The Top Of Century House On Richards

VANCOUVER DETAIL #279: The Sculpture At The Top Of Century House On Richards

Even in the fog it's easy to make out the sculpture on the top of the old Beaux-Arts building at 432 Richards Street. From a distance it might look like two… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #278: Smeagol The Eagle Scores Some Chow For Baby Gollum

VANCOUVER DETAIL #278: Smeagol The Eagle Scores Some Chow For Baby Gollum

This is Smeagol the East Side Eagle flying low over McLean Park with a seriously ripped apart crow in his clutches. He's on his way back to his mate Deagol to… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #277: Brass Elephants Wrapping Up The Foot Rail At “The Diamond”

VANCOUVER DETAIL #277: Brass Elephants Wrapping Up The Foot Rail At “The Diamond”

It gets pretty dark in The Diamond (6 Powell St. in Gastown) and there's often drinking involved, so don't blame yourself for missing these brass elephant… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #276: Elevator Doors Depicting Frogs Being Eaten By Mean Herons

VANCOUVER DETAIL #276: Elevator Doors Depicting Frogs Being Eaten By Mean Herons

In the bowels of the ancient Sinclair Center (757 West Hastings Street between Granville and Howe), across from the sketchy food court and underneath the… more 

VANCOUVER DETAIL #275: Bending Elbows Where Scores Of Strippers Once Bent Knees

VANCOUVER DETAIL #275: Bending Elbows Where Scores Of Strippers Once Bent Knees

If you've ever been to the new Boneta in Gastown (of course you have), you've probably seen this oddly-shaped brass pole at the end of the short bar. Though… more 

Vancouver Detail #273: Smeagol The Eagle, A Winged Fixture Of The Downtown Eastside

Vancouver Detail #273: Smeagol The Eagle, A Winged Fixture Of The Downtown Eastside

This is Smeagol the Eagle, a bald eagle with an 8ft wingspan who is omniscient in the skies over Chinatown, Strathcona, and the whole of the Downtown Eastside… more 

Vancouver Detail #272: Troops Train For D-Day Invasion On Kits Beach (While You Pee)

Vancouver Detail #272: Troops Train For D-Day Invasion On Kits Beach (While You Pee)

As seen in the men's washroom at Vera's Burger Shack | 213 Carrall Street in Gastown… more 

Vancouver Detail #271: Hand Drawn Map Of Our City By Sean Colohan At “Style Garage”

Vancouver Detail #271: Hand Drawn Map Of Our City By Sean Colohan At “Style Garage”

Us: "Woah! That's pretty cool." Sean: "Yeah" Us: "Who did it?" Sean: "I did." Us: "It must have taken awhile." Sean: "Yup." Chalk Map of Vancouver (from found… more 

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