Old Vancouver

… which is, of course, a relative term. Yes, I’m back to playing with reflections again, and hope you enjoy the juxtaposition between the old and the new. In this case, the old is championed (albeit in a reflection warped by angles) by the Fairmont Vancouver, known to those of us who grew up here as the Hotel Vancouver.

The Hotel Vancouver is yet another of the grand hotels built by Canada’s railway lines; construction began under the auspices of the Canadian National Railway, but eleven years, one Great Depression and collaboration with the Canadian Pacific Railway all factored in before the hotel opened in 1939, at a cost of $12 million … the price of some single family homes in Vancouver these days.


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