Tacit Past: Marks of Vancouver’s History
November 13, 2011
Presenter/ Samantha Knopp
Tacit Past: ReviewWritten by Catherine Pulkinghorn
With Sam’s guidance and well-planned walk, we were literally able to sense and experience the tacit, sensory and real transitions from what I began to realize felt like almost neighbourhood or cultural enclaves within the broader Downtown Eastside site. It is astonishing how, within 2 city blocks, we imagined the remnant history of the early to mid 20th century Hastings Street with tens of thousands of bustling commuters disembarking from the amazing Interurban street car system, alongside today’s chaos of the Sunday afternoon street market at Pigeon Park, and then so quickly finding ourselves feeling a totally different atmosphere in touristic Gastown.