The 100 #67 – Intersections 6.

Intersections 1

Please see Intersections 2 for an explanation of this series.

Intersections 6 – one of the oldest parts of Vancouver and an area I like to stroll around in and quaff a pint or two of local brew.
The description below the image tells it well.

Water and Carrall

Water and Carrall

Credit and Thanks to the Platform Galleryhttp://www.theplatformgallery.ca/

‘The 100′ series was initiated by my 100th Post in April 2012. As text and images are the essence of my blog I will post 100 pieces of textual art from historical and contemporary artists and from my own hand. To view the series to date click on ‘The 100’ in my Category Menu.

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10 thoughts on “The 100 #67 – Intersections 6.

  1. John, if all those conditions are met (cobblestones, weather, pints) mind your step and watch your head! Great to have a spacious older precinct. Did Vancouver have a town planner from the early days?

    1. See my reply to Carl. Town Planner from the early days? Maybe I should know this but confess my ignorance. The contemporary planning of growth here is essential because with mountains to the north and the Pacific ocean to the west we need to grow up rather than out. The surrounding geography has resulted in planned urban neighborhoods that are quite dense but livable for both singles and families interspersed with many green spaces. This, plus a mild climate, easy accessibility to skiing, sailing or wilderness hiking and a sublime natural environment have all made this one of the most desirable cities to live in in the world – and one of the most expensive…

      1. Sounds as though you’ve got it worked out John! Adelaide is bounded by hills and sea too, but we have fought medium density development for so long. The Australian dream has been a quarter acre block with house and lawn! It is finally yielding to something more sensible in the city, although suburban houses are bigger and the blocks are smaller. Our sprawl is about 30km in each direction (N&S).

      2. Sounds like a similar situation to here although Vancouver is well down the road to green and livable urban high density. If one has to live in a city I think this is an exciting and sustainable way to go…

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