Low prices and some dusty vintage stuff – probably that is what comes to your mind while hearing the term ‘flea market’. This word’s meaning changed a lot from its unpleasant origin which referred to Paris’s shabby second-hand markets where used furniture was often inconveniently full of certain blood-sucking parasites. Today, it is a place […]
It doesn’t take much money to have a home with style: it just takes time, patience and a keen eye. Sometimes you can buy amazing pieces at a garage sale, but sometimes you can spend hours in an antique store and walk out with nothing. What’s the secret then? Experienced antique collectors say that to […]
Why would you buy old interior decorations and furniture? There are many reasons but probably the most important is, that you are creating your own style while buying a little slice of history. Antique stores in Vancouver are a great source of original accessories and this photo-essay series features the city’s best ones with one […]
Entrance – Salmagundi West There is a point in every person’s life when, suddenly, IKEA furniture doesn’t cut it anymore. Furniture is what makes a house a home. Not only do we spend most of our time sitting at or on it, but it’s also the primary way we personalize and decorate our homes. The […]
It comes without surprise that Vancouver as well as Richmond, BC are well-known for their numerous greens. With a maritime climate and average temperatures of 23°C/73°F in the summer and 7°C/45°F in the winter, golf can be enjoyed every time of the year, much like in Scotland, where the game originates. In fact, the game […]
Strathcona is the oldest residential neighbourhood in Vancouver, yet we almost lost it. In the 1950’s the whole neighbourhood was scheduled for demolition and would have been replaced by a vast area of identical blocks of social housing apartments and townhouses. Luckily, a strong opposition from the community stopped the development, although the area with […]
If you happen to find yourself in Richmond, BC and wonder what’s there to see, then I recommend exploring the lovely neighbourhood of Seafair and the nearby West Dyke Trail and Garry Point. These are the places I chose for the first part of my series of photo essays from my favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods. I […]
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Entrance The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC) is a part for the UBC Library at the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia. The Learning Centre is built around the refurbished core of the 1925 UBC Main Library. The Centre is named […]
For anyone looking down at Vancouver from the top of Grouse Mountain or perhaps the crest of Capitol Hill in Burnaby, it’s hard to imagine that until 200 years ago, the only people living here were the people of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Today, Vancouver is one of Canada’s largest and most […]
Vancouver is not only a dynamic, thriving city, which wins the “Most Livable City in North America” survey by The Economist year after year, it also has its historical side and landmarks. While these buildings may have been reconstructed in the last few years, these structures retain their unique character, as if emanating something special […]
We all love our pets, and it’s always a great deal of pain to part with them — even if it’s just for a few days. To be able to do this, you must go through a lengthy decision process of whether to leave your pet behind at a boarding facility or try to take […]
Lynn Canyon Park officially opened to the public in 1912 and has been a popular destination among tourists and the local residents of Lynn Valley ever since. Lynn Canyon Park has grown from 12 acres in its early years to 617 acres today. The park is made famous by the age of its trees, most […]
Capilano Suspension Bridge presents the annual Canyon Lights festivities from November 30 until January, 2013 and I must say, the show is beyond spectacular. Not only you will have a chance to find yourself in a fairy tale thanks to thousands of twinkling lights but also you can return to your childhood and make a wish under the world’s tallest (46.4 m) living Christmas tree!
Vancouver residents are really lucky to have some great recreational spots just around the corner! For example, there’s Cypress Hill towering above the city (which is one of BC’s many superb ski resorts), the “Mother Nature’s Stairmaster” steep trail at Grouse Mountain (which can put your fitness to the test) and there are a lot of beautiful natural parks and nature reserves within reach for some serious weekend hiking. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is named after the simple suspension bridge hanging over the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver.
There are so many beaches in and around Vancouver that you can visit whenever you feel like taking a short break and watching the waves gently roll. Beaches are a very popular topic in photography — with their dramatic skies during sunset, fleeting moments before a storm hits the shores, and experimenting with exposure while taking a photo of a bridge. You name it. We bring you the very best Vancouver locations to take your camera and tripod to get some beautiful shots! And the best thing is, most of these beaches are just minutes away from downtown.