Taken with a Nikon D7000
January 25, 2013
The Ridge Theatre and strip mall (including the Varsity Ridge Bowling Lanes) at Arbutus Street near 16th Avenue is destined for demolition this month to build a new condo development. After over 50 years of serving Vancouver, it will be missed.
Just about daily, I drive past the Ridge’s iconic sign. I began to feel concerned that I might miss my opportunity to capture the sign as it stands before the demolition date. I got a snapshot of it using my iPhone months ago when I first heard about the plans for demolition, but I really wanted a close up. And capturing the seagull as it just touched down, with wings outstretched was such a bonus!
I think the plan is for the Ridge sign to be incorporated into the new condo development, which is pretty cool. Glad the pigeons and seagulls will only have to temporarily relocate.
Taken with an iPhone 4S
August 6, 2012