While I grew up I came to associate Christmas with snow and cold weather, warming beside a roaring fire place and sipping a hot mug of Cocoa. These days since I’ve traveled to warmer climates, I’ve come to discover that Christmas seems to be diminished without the criteria that I came to know so well.
I’ve come to appreciate other things instead. Lights and cheerful people for example.
Early morning scenes from a fantastic Christmas Light Display in Kitsilano at 2305 Cypress street (at West 7th Avenue) Folks here have been working on the light and art objects in the front yard for more than a year.
I thought it was interesting to find a photo I had made in November 23, 2001, of St Paul’s Hospital
Another major change is the York Theater, AKA Raja Theater – Rescued from demolition and fully restored, this 100-year-old historical jewel is The Cultch’s newest venue. The York runs primarily as a rental venue, accessible to artists and community groups. The York’s restoration, when combined with The Cultch’s Historic Theater, Vancity Culture Lab, and restaurants, studios and other amenities on Commercial Drive, has solidified the area as a major cultural district.
Clouds, rain and evening light cast on the front of the York Theater at 639 Commercial Drive. Not so long ago, this was the Raja Theater which I photographed after it’s hey day in 2007. Beside this theater is the NGE Commercial Convenience Store.