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A Walk Through Gastown

April 14, 2010

I have been far to absent here in the last week. Work got suddenly busier than I expected and so did life in general. When it rains it pours, huh?

Well, to make up for being gone, here is an extra special post just full of photos!

A couple of weeks ago I went for a lovely photo walk around Gastown, an area in Vancouver. Gastown is one of the most historic areas of Vancouver, down by the harbour where the cruise ships come in now. It has such unique architecture that it really is just a joy to be down there to take photos.  But it’s also a cultural hot spot, it’s a mix between old and new, rich and poor, low and high, that it has so many interesting details to take in and to notice.

A bike, parked on the edge of the street and chained to one of Gastown’s signature black chain fences that divide the street from the sidewalk.

A Fish that spouts water, just part of a fountain of four such specimens.

This pub recently had a facelift, but they took the time to make it fit in with the rest of the architecture of gastown. I love it when they do that. It just makes it all feel really unified.

One of the historic features of Gastown is an old steam powered clock. It’s pretty neat to watch through the glass as the machine works. Of course, that is only if you can get close enough to it through the throngs of tourists.

While many of the stores in gastown are now either full of touristy memorabilia or expensive furniture, clothes and kids toys, there are still a couple of good old antique stores hidden in this historic area.

One of the most notable features of gastown is the distinctive streetlights. They’re very old world, but I like the dragon details.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Gastown! Please stop by again and see what other places I’ll take you.

Cheers everyone!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2010 8:20 pm

    I love the photo of the steam powered clock.

  2. April 15, 2010 6:48 am

    I love the streetlamps in Gastown. I just never go through there anymore…

  3. Ashley Erin permalink*
    April 16, 2010 8:53 am

    Thanks Slamdunk!

    Amanda, I don’t get there that often any more either, but that makes it all the more special for a photography outing. 🙂

  4. April 17, 2010 2:07 am

    love, love, LOVE these pictures. will add that to the list of places to visit if we are ever in Vancouver 🙂

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