‘How perfectly ripping!’ A glimpse of Vancouver over the decades

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From Vancouver: Exponential Change.

A new collection of vintage film clips shows us how Vancouverites have spent their leisure hours over the years. A 1928 home-made melodrama, a ribald mid-century PNE, a promotional film extolling a Vancouver Honeymoon, and clips from Expo 86 and Vancouver’s centennial celebrations are among the highlights of Vancouver: Exponential Change.

Featuring newly digitized film and video, the collection was put together by the City of Vancouver Archives as part of an annual series. Vancouver: Exponential Change screens at Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) Nov. 20, along with the 2014 selection Vancouver – A Progressive City, and Nov. 27. But wait, there’s more!

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‘How perfectly ripping!’ A glimpse of Vancouver over the decades

Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape

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A local Vancouver history buff has put together a compelling website that shows the dramatic differences that many locations have undergone in the Vancouver area. From virgin forests to high-rises in just 130 years, Vancouver has a storied past that is hinted at from this great collection of photos.

The website, called On This Spot, features a five part “Then and Now” series looking at the history of Downtown Vancouver and some of the surrounding neighbourhoods. Andrew, the creator of the website, has taken historical photos from the Vancouver Archives and transposed them with photos of the exact same locations in present day.

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Vancouver Then and Now Series Shows Dramatic Changes to the Cityscape