1. pasttensevancouver:

Crystal Dairy, 1803 Commercial Drive, January 1946
Source: Photo by Don Coltman, City of Vancouver Archives #586-4178

Wonderbucks is there today. Still looks pretty much the same, minus the amazing Crystal Ice Cream/Dairy signage. 

    pasttensevancouver:

    Crystal Dairy, 1803 Commercial Drive, January 1946

    Source: Photo by Don Coltman, City of Vancouver Archives #586-4178

    Wonderbucks is there today. Still looks pretty much the same, minus the amazing Crystal Ice Cream/Dairy signage. 

    Reblogged from: pasttensevancouver
  2. Cracks (2011) dir. Jordan Temple
This isn’t a great movie, but it’s enjoyable enough for a “mystery thriller”. Filled with stunningly beautiful girls, scenery and costumes, the story is set in a 1930’s English boarding school with all the cliches you’d expect in such a gothic setting. Hunker down with a tea and a biscuit and don’t expect too much and you’ll be okay. 

    Cracks (2011) dir. Jordan Temple

    This isn’t a great movie, but it’s enjoyable enough for a “mystery thriller”. Filled with stunningly beautiful girls, scenery and costumes, the story is set in a 1930’s English boarding school with all the cliches you’d expect in such a gothic setting. Hunker down with a tea and a biscuit and don’t expect too much and you’ll be okay. 

  3. Close My Eyes - Arthur Russell

    This song is always perfect.

  4. grimmertown:

https://thepinklincolns.bandcamp.com/releases

This album has made my morning and it’s not even 8:30am!!!

    grimmertown:

    https://thepinklincolns.bandcamp.com/releases

    This album has made my morning and it’s not even 8:30am!!!

    Reblogged from: grimmertown
  5. Reblogged from: cocoku
  6. ratak-monodosico:

Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959

    ratak-monodosico:

    Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959

    Reblogged from: vintageyoungins
  7. Empty Home Fees & Policy Solutions: Time for a Discussion?

    beautifulemptyhomes:

    Policy Options For Empty Homes – Easy Lessons from Around the World. Part 1/3

    This 3-Part discussion draws heavily on the research of Dr. David Wachsmuth, whose 2008 report on vacant property in Toronto contains many lessons for Vancouver, some of which are identified below.

    We start with…

    Reblogged from: beautifulemptyhomes
  8. Vitamin C - Can

  9. pickledelephant:

    Knife in the Water (1962) by Roman Polański

    Reblogged from: fieldguided
  10. We Are The Best! (2014) dir. Lukas Moodysson
Uh, this movie is THE BEST! There are happy Moodysson films, downer Moodysson films and experimental shitstorm Moodysson films. This fits nicely in the former, like Together and Fucking Amal. I had a huge grin on my face while watching this film. It’s great! It’s about girls, it’s punk and it’s about boys trying to ruin everything. 5 stars & 10 bags of popcorn. 

    We Are The Best! (2014) dir. Lukas Moodysson

    Uh, this movie is THE BEST! There are happy Moodysson films, downer Moodysson films and experimental shitstorm Moodysson films. This fits nicely in the former, like Together and Fucking Amal. I had a huge grin on my face while watching this film. It’s great! It’s about girls, it’s punk and it’s about boys trying to ruin everything. 5 stars & 10 bags of popcorn. 

  11. kateoplis:

The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years
“A hundred years ago, when Robert Falcon Scott set out for Antarctica on his Terra Nova expedition, his two primary goals were scientific discovery and reaching the geographic South Pole. Arguably, though, Scott was really chasing what contemporary observers call a sufferfest. He set himself up for trouble: Scott brought Manchurian and Siberian ponies that quickly fell through the snow and ice; he planned, in part, for his crew to “man-haul,” meaning that the men would pull sleds full of gear, instead of relying on dogs. Even when Scott’s men faltered, they continued collecting specimens, including rocks. The expedition ended terribly; everybody who made the push to the pole died. Miserable, starving and frostbitten, one of Scott’s last four men killed himself by walking into a blizzard without even bothering to put on his boots.”
“But then there’s Sarah Marquis, who perhaps should be seen as an explorer like Scott, born in the wrong age. She is 42 and Swiss, and has spent three of the past four years walking about 10,000 miles by herself, from Siberia through the Gobi Desert, China, Laos and Thailand, then taking a cargo boat to Brisbane, Australia, and walking across that continent. Along the way, like Scott, she has starved, she has frozen, she has (wo)man-hauled. She has pushed herself at great physical cost to places she wanted to love but ended up feeling, as Scott wrote of the South Pole in his journal: “Great God! This is an awful place.” Despite planning a ludicrous trip, and dying on it, Scott became beloved and, somewhat improbably, hugely respected. Marquis, meanwhile, can be confounding. “You tell people what you’re doing, and they say, ‘You’re crazy,’ ” Marquis told me. “It’s never: ‘Cool project, Sarah! Go for it.’ ” Perhaps this is because the territory Marquis explores is really internal — the nature of fear, the limits of stamina and self-reliance and the meaning of traveling in nature as a female human animal, alone.”
Read on.

    kateoplis:

    The Woman Who Walked 10,000 Miles (No Exaggeration) in Three Years

    A hundred years ago, when Robert Falcon Scott set out for Antarctica on his Terra Nova expedition, his two primary goals were scientific discovery and reaching the geographic South Pole. Arguably, though, Scott was really chasing what contemporary observers call a sufferfest. He set himself up for trouble: Scott brought Manchurian and Siberian ponies that quickly fell through the snow and ice; he planned, in part, for his crew to “man-haul,” meaning that the men would pull sleds full of gear, instead of relying on dogs. Even when Scott’s men faltered, they continued collecting specimens, including rocks. The expedition ended terribly; everybody who made the push to the pole died. Miserable, starving and frostbitten, one of Scott’s last four men killed himself by walking into a blizzard without even bothering to put on his boots.”

    But then there’s Sarah Marquis, who perhaps should be seen as an explorer like Scott, born in the wrong age. She is 42 and Swiss, and has spent three of the past four years walking about 10,000 miles by herself, from Siberia through the Gobi Desert, China, Laos and Thailand, then taking a cargo boat to Brisbane, Australia, and walking across that continent. Along the way, like Scott, she has starved, she has frozen, she has (wo)man-hauled. She has pushed herself at great physical cost to places she wanted to love but ended up feeling, as Scott wrote of the South Pole in his journal: “Great God! This is an awful place.” Despite planning a ludicrous trip, and dying on it, Scott became beloved and, somewhat improbably, hugely respected. Marquis, meanwhile, can be confounding. “You tell people what you’re doing, and they say, ‘You’re crazy,’ ” Marquis told me. “It’s never: ‘Cool project, Sarah! Go for it.’ ” Perhaps this is because the territory Marquis explores is really internal — the nature of fear, the limits of stamina and self-reliance and the meaning of traveling in nature as a female human animal, alone.”

    Read on.

    Reblogged from: kateoplis
  12. Mistaken for Strangers (2013)
An awkward, badly filmed, sorta funny film that is about two brothers more than it is about the band The National. The band seems boring, the film is mostly boring while trying to pass itself off as some kind of Spinal Tap. Meh.

    Mistaken for Strangers (2013)

    An awkward, badly filmed, sorta funny film that is about two brothers more than it is about the band The National. The band seems boring, the film is mostly boring while trying to pass itself off as some kind of Spinal Tap. Meh.

  13. Caught (1949) dir. Max Ophuls
A dark, noir-ish melodrama that cinematically soars with some amazing camera work and lighting while taking bites at gender and class. This film is filled with great performances and is most definitely worth a watch. 

    Caught (1949) dir. Max Ophuls

    A dark, noir-ish melodrama that cinematically soars with some amazing camera work and lighting while taking bites at gender and class. This film is filled with great performances and is most definitely worth a watch. 

  14. All About Eve (1950)
A sharp-tongued, superbly well-written character-driven film about ego, aging, and jealousy. Bette Davis is amazing here, as is the small Marilyn Monroe cameo and the always watchable Thelma Ritter. A fun, bumpy ride.

    All About Eve (1950)

    A sharp-tongued, superbly well-written character-driven film about ego, aging, and jealousy. Bette Davis is amazing here, as is the small Marilyn Monroe cameo and the always watchable Thelma Ritter. A fun, bumpy ride.

  15. Obvious Child (2014) dir. Gillian Robespierre
A sassy and funny little rom-com with cuteness and heart to spare. Jenny Slate is pretty great (as usual) and gets dumped, gets drunk, has a fling with a very cute boy, gets pregnant, has great parents, gets an abortion and gets on with her life. Refreshing. 

    Obvious Child (2014) dir. Gillian Robespierre

    A sassy and funny little rom-com with cuteness and heart to spare. Jenny Slate is pretty great (as usual) and gets dumped, gets drunk, has a fling with a very cute boy, gets pregnant, has great parents, gets an abortion and gets on with her life. Refreshing. 

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