A Plethora of Vancouver Urban Architecture

Posted on 3rd December 2015 in architecture, explored, wandering

Over the years I’ve gathered quite a large collection of photographs of Vancouver architecture. I’ve actually been having the recurring feeling that I take a lot of photographs as I look through my archives.

Vancouver is a fairly new city, compared to some of the other ancients found in most of the rest of the world. As a result, the buildings of Vancouver are an eclectic mix of various architectural building material and styles. Some built in the old European way, others built in modern glass and iron. At first glance, it could be a bit confusing. Once you start to know the neighborhoods though, you start to understand which ones are older. For example, Gastown is a very old district of Vancouver, but the neighboring Yaletown is a much newer part of town that mostly skyrocketed (literally) as a result of Expo ’86.

As one walks and looks closer, you can start to pick out heritage societies bright blue plaques that designate heritage buildings with a little bit more history about each building. Maybe stop next time and read what it says?

False Creek Vancouver

False Creek Vancouver

False Creek Vancouver

False Creek Vancouver

Cambie St. Bridge, Vancouver

Cambie St. Bridge, Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Yaletown, Vancouver

Yaletown, Vancouver

Vancouver Public Library

Vancouver Public Library

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Woodwards Building, Gastown, Vancovuer

Woodwards Building, Gastown, Vancovuer

Chinatown Vancouver

Chinatown Vancouver

Skatepark, Viaducts, Vancouver

Skatepark, Viaducts, Vancouver

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver

BC Place Stadium, Vancouver

Science World, Vancouver

Science World, Vancouver

Edgewater Casino, Vancouver

Edgewater Casino, Vancouver

Science World, Vancouver

Science World, Vancouver

Main St. Vancouver

Ukrainian Orthodox Center, Main St. Vancouver

Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver

Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery, Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Harbour Center, Vancouver

Harbour Center, Vancouver

Gastown, Vancouver

Gastown, Vancouver

Woodwards Building, Gastown, Vancouver

Woodwards Building, Gastown, Vancouver

CBC Building, Downtown Vancouver

CBC Building, Downtown Vancouver

Empress Hotel, East Hastings, Vancouver

Empress Hotel, East Hastings, Vancouver

Cactus Club, Downtown Vancouver

Cactus Club, Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Court Houses

Vancouver Court Houses

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