Tag Archives: Vancouver History

December 8th, 2010 Walking Home Projects visits the Rennie Collection

December 8, 2010 Review Written by Sam Knopp Stepping into the Rennie Collection at the Wing Sang Building it suddenly seemed as though we had left the busy streets of Chinatown behind.  From the outside, the only distinguishing feature of this heritage building was the nice clean paint job.  Once inside, the stark white walls […]

December 5th, 2010 Walking Home Projects presents Ken Lum Ghost walk in Chinatown

December 5th, 2010 Review By Samantha Knopp Today’s walk began with a large group gathered at the 221A Artist Run Centre for a rare opportunity to go for a walk with Ken Lum, one of Canada’s most internationally recognized contemporary artists. At home in Vancouver, Ken is most well-known for his numerous public artworks adorning […]

November 2nd Gordon Price takes us to Woodward’s Development

November 2nd, 2010 Review Written by: Samantha Knopp We started our 5th Walking Home Carrall Street session at the new Woodward’s Development, one of the largest initiatives currently underway to revitalize the Downtown Eastside(DTES). Since it opened just a few months ago, this was the first glimpse of the development for most of the participants. […]

Purple City – A Little History of Vancouver’s Vault Lights

By Samantha Knopp If you walk around Vancouver’s older parts of town you might stumble upon some beautiful stretches of sidewalk where pieces of purple glass are embedded in the pavement. This is not just sidewalk décor, but rather an architectural system of lighting known as vault lights or sidewalk prisms. The glass tiles were […]

October 19thHistorian John Atkin telling us the “Real” stories behind Carrall Street

October 19th, 2010 Review Written by: Samantha Knopp One of the motifs popping up in every session of Walking Home Carrall Street is the perspectival nature of history.  Our walks have demonstrated that seeking out the past is not as simple as reading a text book to get the facts.  Rather, “what really happened” is […]