Pender. Keefer. Columbia. Main.
Those street names in Vancouver’s Chinatown were oddly familiar to me on my first visit in 2006, even though I’d never been there before.
In a sense, though, I’d already been, thanks to a couple of novels by Canadian author Wayson Choy.
His portrayal of Chinese immigrants’ lives in early part of the last century gave a taste of what the neighbourhood would have been like.
Things are not that way anymore, of course.
But the landmarks and the names are still there.
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This is the former Canadian Pacific roundhouse in Vancouver’s Yaletown district, captured with a sweep of my iPhone’s camera in “panorama” mode.
It was really interesting to try this, because the roundhouse is built in the shape of an arc … so if you’re standing at the centrepoint of the arc and you swivel to capture the panorama, the main subject doesn’t look very distorted at all, while everything else does.