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Vancouver City Print

Raymond Biesinger

This is Vancouver on the 3rd of September 1962, the day the Transcanada Highway officially opened, and it's one of a series of images  Raymond Biesinger made between April of 2012 and November of 2014 showing a selection of Canadian cities. Consider it part of a getting-to-know-you exercise with the nation's architecture and history. Of course, this focuses on downtown, and the east border could be thought of as Main, and the south as Broadway. 

Screenprinted in an edition of 106 copies by Séripop in May of 2014 at 24" square, two colours on white 10 pt Domtar Byronic smooth cover paper. Dimensions include a 1.5" margin. Signed and editioned. 

Included in the image: the Lion's Gate Bridge, the Stanley Park Tea House, Lost Lagoon, Stanley Park Pavilion, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Rowing Club, Brockton Point Lighthouse, the 9 O'clock Gun, St. Paul's Catholic Church, the Stuart Building, Fire Hall No. 6, the Banff Apartments, the Sylvia Hotel, the Alexandra Beach Haywood Bandstand, Gabriola Mansion, Tudor House, St. Andrew's Wesley Church, the Marine Building, the Vancouver Club, the Winch Building, the Federal Building, Credit Foncier building, the Metropolitan Building, the United Kingdom Building on 409 Granville, the TD Bank Building, Eaton's West Hastings, 565 West Georgia, Christ's Church Cathedral, the Medical-Dental Building, the Vancouver Hotel, Hotel Georgia, the Provincial Courthouse, the Hudson's Bay Company Building on Granville, Vancouver Block, the old Birks Building, the Vancouver Opera House, the BC Electric Tower, the Orpheum Theatre, the Plaza Theatre, the Orillia Rooms, Dominion Motors, the Main Post Office, the Yale Hotel, Holy Rosary Cathedral, the Dominion Trust building, Victory Square, Sun Tower, the Beatty Street Drill Hall, the Woodwards building on 101 West Hastings, the Tellier Building, Save on Meats, Coroner's Court, the Balmoral Hotel, Pantages Theatre, St. James' Anglican Church, the Burrard St. Bridge, the Seaforth Armoury, the Dick Building, the Stanley Theatre, the Granville Street Bridge, Granville Island, the VGH Centennial Pavilion, Vancouver City Hall, Heritage Hall, the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church on Quebec, the Vernon Block, the Cambie Street Bridge, the CN Rail Station on Station Street, etc.

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