Sunday, October 1, 2017

In The News

In recent news there was an article that said yesterday was the last day of business for the Landmark Hotel on
Vancouver's Robson St. The hotel has been a Vancouver icon for 44 years, but it's coming down to make way for 2 
condo towers. These are archive photos, from my last stay, almost 6 years ago to the day, and while
they weren't taken from the top - 42 stories - if I remember correctly this is the view
down and across Robson St from the 12th floor as the sun set on the city.

I definitely won't be able to afford one of those new condos when built, but then I haven't been able to
afford recent rates at the Landmark either.


  1. It seems to me that city planners have their minds set on populating cities with condo dwellers. Excellent photos...glad you saved them.

  2. Beautiful shots! I guess I'm not surprised that a building such as this is coming down. Prices in Vancouver have gotten so astronomical that every square yard is viewed with an eye towards maximizing potential. I don't think I could live in a place like this anymore (even if I could afford it).

  3. Lovely shots. Sydney is undergoing s similar trend and a glut of skyscrapers are going up. It almost seems like anything with any style or history is being torn down!

  4. Vancouver is fun to visit once in a while, but I wouldn't like to live there. Powell River is more my style. - Margy