Vancouverites like to look to the future
Space and beyond
Not that we have any spaceships here, but we like them
|Rocket Sculpture, Vancouver, by DG Hudson|
One example seen below
Vancouver has a large Italian community
' Little Italy' centers on Commercial Drive, aka The Drive
(another source says it's also called the 'Mersh' by locals)
|Vancouver's typical Italian Corner store, by DG Hudson|
More ethnic diversity on Hastings Street in Vancouver
Our Chinatown offers many interesting treats and sights
Reminiscent of a time past
Iron wrought to a specific style
|Vancouver's Distinctive Doors, by DG Hudson|
A mural highlighting west coast industry
We have the coastal mountains and waterways
Our trains, planes and ship traffic
But mostly it's about the People who make it work
|Vancouver Industry Mural, side wall, by DG Hudson|
This post is a short one written in abbreviated style since the photos are the focus. There are always many things we see as we go through our day that we don't photograph. Unique spots capture the personality of a town. They won't always be there, so take as many photographs as you can. Your images may one day prove valuable for historical purposes or for comparing then and now.
Examples: I photographed Sweeney's Cooperage, a long time barrel maker, on one of our photo shoots. It burned to the ground a couple of weeks later in a fire, ending an era at that location. In France, I took photos of Wilde's tomb in 2010; it was different one year later. Time waits for no one. Catch those images when you can.
Do you think your town has a personality? Is there a defining feature or history associated with your town? Have you ever taken a photo of something and find the subject has changed since then in some way, or disappeared altogether?
Please share your thoughts in the comments, and thanks for dropping by! I'm working on my posts for the A to Z Challenge, as it starts to come over the horizon. Are you participating this year?