Ghost Signs in North America

A large part of my travels includes a serious fascination with ghost signs - old painted advertising on exterior walls.  Many are in reasonably good shape, and others can barely be read.  Sometimes they have been painted over multiple times.  Others, like the Dennison Hotel above, no longer exist.  The hotel survived for 125 years,... Continue Reading →

Travel Review 2016

2016 was not a great year for travel.  Due to circumstances out of my control, I was unable to spend my usual winter at my condo in Florida.  I was in Canada from October until April 1st, when I went to Florida for one week. Eartha Kitty stayed home for this trip.  I took I75... Continue Reading →

Vancouver Heritage

  There are a number of magnificent heritage buildings in downtown Vancouver, many of which are re-purposed banks. At the turn of the 1900's, banks gave their depositors a show of strength by building these monuments.  By the end of the 19th century, most of these had been sold off and the banks now rented properties.... Continue Reading →

Return to Vancouver, BC, Spring 2016

WestJet had a seat sale, so I thought it was time for another trip to Vancouver, BC. I usually book trips based on a seat sale and where I want to go.  One of the conditions of this sale required me to take a flight with three stops.  I departed from London, ON (YXU), next... Continue Reading →

Hastings Street, Vancouver

Five years ago I spent a decent week in Vancouver.  A slight chill in the air, most days were a combination of rain and sun.  I stayed at the Empire Landmark Hotel, a huge place (a former Sheraton, I believe), with breakfast served in the revolving restaurant on top.  There was a lot to see... Continue Reading →

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