Vancouver from Little Mountain, Peter Ewart’s contribution to the Expo 86 poster collection. Thanks to Christopher for sending me this image in the comments a while back! Since then, I’ve made contact with Peter Ewart’s daughter, who provided me with the flanking two images that made up this panoramic tryptic view of Vancouver. I’ve stitched together the three images to give an impression of the complete image. A lovely scene from a lovely vantage point in the city!
The Lions Gate Bridge, from an ad for the British Properties from May 27, 1939, just a couple years after the bridge had opened. The complete ad has been posted here.
The Lions Gate Bridge, with Stanley Park to the right, seen from the North Shore. This painting by Lyttle is dated 1980; I am unable to determine who this might have been, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
Vancouver Panorama, artist unknown, printed by Pierre Marc Products, Berkeley, California and distributed by the Vancouver Magazine Service Ltd. Because the Grouse Mountain tram is red, we can probably date this some time after or around 1976, when the original blue tram was upgraded with the new red Super Skyride tram. Seen via ebay.
Two sets of Gordon Kit Thorne prints for sale on ebay. These two prints showing the two Lions are my favourites, one showing a determined hiker headed up the north Shore Mountains, the other depicting a more sedated view from Stanley Park. It seems to me his work has the ability to border kitsch, folk, and fine art all at once. Makes me wonder if he should have been a cartoonist instead.
Pool Days by Henry S. I received my reflections2013 print from Heritage Hall over the weekend, and it looks pretty great! I think there’s excellent potential for this illustrative style to make a real comeback!
…the panorama looks straight north and shows the following Vancouver landmarks: second window from left, the Harbour Centre with its revolving viewing platform and restaurant. Third window from left, the City of North Vancouver across Burrard Inlet, with the Seabus very small, just arriving. On the right of the window, the historic Dominion Building (gold and red). The 4th window is dominated by the new Woodwards condo tower and the old rotating W sign on a new structure, and the 5th window shows the Sun Tower, once briefly the tallest building in the British Empire back in 1911, when it was built…