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Old 08-31-2015, 07:39 PM   #181
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What's masculine about it Larry?
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:52 PM   #182
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It's long? 😳
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:54 PM   #183
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Here's one like it.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:58 PM   #184
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The Hecate Ranger can be yours for a mere 300K
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:03 PM   #185
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Wow, now that would be fun....

...for at least a few minutes until reality set in.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:22 AM   #186
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:24 AM   #187
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:40 AM   #188
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:50 AM   #189
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:33 AM   #190
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Benford 38 fantail "DIRT FREE"
That's a good name, nice boat too!
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Old 09-02-2015, 09:59 AM   #191
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:54 PM   #192
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Nice day for a cruise today.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:57 PM   #193
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Oh yeah. One of my favorite boats.
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Old 09-28-2015, 10:06 PM   #194
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My favorite too but the city not the boat. Love Vancouver and I knew at once when I saw the pic it was Vancouver BC.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:33 PM   #195
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Nice day for a cruise today.
Another little historical snapshot of Vancouver for you.
In the early 70s there was a real push on to build commercial space in Vancouver and the "sky scrapers" were born.

The Bentall family put up Bentall 1, 2 and 3 on Burrard.
The Royal Bank, TD and Granville Square.
Eatons moved from Hastings to Georgia and Granville with another black tower to match TD across the street. Eatons of course is where Nordstrom is now.

I've missed a few I'm sure but anyway, all these new towers came with the latest development idea; subterranean malls. Amazing...you could eat and shop all day and never get rained on.

The Cave, Isy's and The Penthouse were long established but with the gold rush of new businesses to downtown and the wild, crazy VSE of the day, "clubs" sprang up all over the new business district. Oilcan Harry's, Sneaky Pete's, Pink Pussycat, Baceda's and The Smilin' Buddah to name a few where all kinds of "fun" stuff went on. The business lunch came to town.

So, what has all this got to do with West's "Nice day" post?
Well, up above the bow, beyond the treetops you see a mushroom thing. That is Harbour Centre built atop the old Eatons store on Hastings. When it was built it was the tallest building in Vancouver. For a few months.

The Scotia tower at Granville and Georgia was up next and took the crown for tallest.

Not to be outdone the folks at Harbour Centre built a big spike, hired a chopper and stuck it on top of the revolving restaurant.

Bingo. Number one again.
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In the picture you can see the sign for the Western Sports Centre. It was an upstairs poker room, where as an SFU student I would go play poker against the old men - now I are one. They played so tight that you could ruin their minds by being crazy one hand, then tighter than them for the next ten. It paid for my club house sandwiches. ;-)

There was a purity to the town then, that has become a hell's kitchen for immigration and the offshore China uber-rich, with mindless residential growth in thrall to their burgeoning new wealth that overwhelms local scale. But 50 years will bring those changes, and all that great food!!
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Not to be outdone the folks at Harbour Centre built a big spike, hired a chopper and stuck it on top of the revolving restaurant.
Bingo. Number one again.
I don't think an antenna makes a building, if that was the case an outhouse on top of Cypress Mountain would win

Either way, it's a medium sized skyscraper compared to the 62 storey Shangri la and others.

Still lots of clubs/bars downtown, just different names now.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:30 AM   #198
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There was a purity to the town then, that has become a hell's kitchen for immigration and the offshore China uber-rich, with mindless residential growth in thrall to their burgeoning new wealth that overwhelms local scale. But 50 years will bring those changes, and all that great food!!
No question the Asian influence has transformed the city, jury is out if for the better thought.
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Years ago when immigration from Hong Kong to Vancouver was really ramping up we were refueling our Beaver at Minstrel Island, which at the time had a resort that sold avgas. A Harbour Air Twin Otter came in to drop off some passengers and I asked the pilots where they'd come in from. Their reply was one I hadn't heard yet. "Hongcouver," they answered. Don't know if that term is still in use but it seemed appropriate at the time.
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Years ago when immigration from Hong Kong to Vancouver was really ramping up we were refueling our Beaver at Minstrel Island, which at the time had a resort that sold avgas. A Harbour Air Twin Otter came in to drop off some passengers and I asked the pilots where they'd come in from. Their reply was one I hadn't heard yet. "Hongcouver," they answered. Don't know if that term is still in use but it seemed appropriate at the time.
You do NOT want to get me started.
It's why I am no longer overlooking Quayside Marina in Yaletown.
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