Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Gastown, Vancouver



From its steam-powered clock (which got a whole post of its own because, you know, steam powered clock!) to its industrial, iron-clad buildings, Gastown is one of Vancouver's more distinctive neighbourhoods. If you're into shopping, there were lots of quirky and interesting local shops, but for us the charm was more about wandering the (often cobbled) streets and admiring the unusual architecture.

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At night, in the mist, walking through Gastown feels even more like stepping into a Victorian city (occasional neon lights notwithstanding).

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Gastown lamp at night


3 comments:

Becky Jerdee said...

You're so right about the cobblestone streets! Such a fascinating story there, I'm sure. Makes me think of the streets of Glasgow. I like your shots of the streets here because they're wet and reflective...glowing in the night :)

Rachel said...

I do like those light fittings!

Shana Norris said...

Beautiful pictures. My parents are going to Vancouver in August. My mom isn't nearly the photographer that you are though. I'll have to settle for just hearing her stories.

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