Category Archives: Architecture

Vancouver's New Convention Centre

Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Pam and I had a lit­tle free time this week­end, so on Sat­ur­day, we head­ed over to the water­front, and were among the first cou­ple of thou­sand peo­ple who walked around the new Con­ven­tion Cen­tre. The project, which has been under­way as long as we can remem­ber (and prob­a­bly was offi­cial­ly start­ed […]

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The Countdown Begins

It’s Decem­ber, and that means 2 things: 1) a busy social cal­en­dar and 2) the count­down until the Win­ter Sol­stice. First, about the par­ties and oth­er cel­e­bra­tions, we actu­al­ly start­ed the sea­son in late Novem­ber at the Nar­vey’s who held a hol­i­day par­ty plus view­ing of the Canucks game (we lost, but Pam won the […]

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Gingerbread Houses, Vancouver Style

This morn­ing, I heard an inter­view on the radio about a com­pa­ny Cre­ative Room who, in coöper­a­tion with Van­cou­ver Spe­cial is spon­sor­ing a char­i­ty auc­tion of non-tra­di­­tion­al gin­ger­bread hous­es. To quote their web site: Hid­den behind a thin veneer of jujubes and smar­ties, the ubiq­ui­tous form of the gin­ger­bread house has stood unchal­lenged for too […]

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Celebrity Person/Building Watch

I was tick­led to see that Brad Pitt and Angeli­na Jolie (oth­er­wise known as Brangeli­na) paid a vis­it to Frank Lloyd Wright’s house, Falling­wa­ter, which we had vis­it­ed years ago. They even got a pic­ture tak­en not too far from where we went as well (although in Decem­ber it is snow-cov­­ered). Appar­ent­ly, Mr. Pitt knows […]

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Different Trains: The Vancouver Antique Trolley

We’ve recent­ly been to the Home Show at the Sta­di­um, but the event was­n’t very pho­to­genic (although the Glide­house, a mod­ern pre­fab house that is exact­ly the kind of place we would have built on our land in Ver­mont, had we gone with Plan A — that’s the plan that would have kicked in if […]

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