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Old Posted Mar 29, 2013, 5:06 AM
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WOW. You have made me very homesick. Excellent job, especially in terms of capturing streetlife/people. How did you find it taking photos of people in the DTES? It's rare to see these kind of close ups in that neighbourhood.
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Great pictures! I like that Downtown Library or whatever it is, that looks like the Coliseum. It looks like there's a lot of other great buildings there. Interesting how there's so many old hotels and signs; I didn't expect to see an entire district of them.

What does DTES stand for?
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hah! flar treatment of the far west. awesome.
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Flar goes west. Great tour. I was just thinking about Vancouver today for some reason. Looking forward to Part II.

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How did you find it taking photos of people in the DTES? It's rare to see these kind of close ups in that neighbourhood.
I won't speak for Flar, but I took a bunch of photos in the area a few years back. I was focusing on buildings more than people, and tried to project that by looking up at the buildings as I shot. No one bothered me.

It's both a fascinating and very sad area.

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What does DTES stand for?
Downtown East Side.
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Good collection of photos!
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Killer tour, must get back soon.
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Fantastic - gorgeous buildings - even the ones that have seen better days
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Awesome tour.
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Looking pretty good.
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Entertaining thread, even the gritty DTES.



Whatta gem

Thanks for the tour flar.
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Man, Vancouver is beautiful at street level.
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It's amazing the difference a couple blocks make in Vancouver. Every time I go I'm surprised that gentrification hasn't got hold of the DTES - it really does have great bones.

Thanks for the tour. Looking forward to more.
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It's amazing the difference a couple blocks make in Vancouver. Every time I go I'm surprised that gentrification hasn't got hold of the DTES - it really does have great bones.
Oh, it has. The DTES has changed considerably in the past 10 years. In another 5 years, it won't be recognizable.

So, Vancouver gets the flar treatment. Lucky us! And to think, we're getting a part 2. Happy days.
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Nice set. The street scenes of people selling stuff on the sidewalk reminds me of New York in the '80s.
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Only the partial flar treatment, I had just five hours to look around.


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WOW. You have made me very homesick. Excellent job, especially in terms of capturing streetlife/people. How did you find it taking photos of people in the DTES? It's rare to see these kind of close ups in that neighbourhood.
Yeah they didn't like it. I guess there's some unwritten rule about photography down there, but whatever. It's a public place.
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Nice! Looking forward to part 2.
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Great phototour, flar! Thanks for sharing.

Vancouver looks very, very pretty. I love the mountains so near and Vancouver´s Chinatown. Vancouver looks a modern and cosmopolitan city.

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Vancouver looks a modern and cosmopolitan city.
I knew Vancouver would be awesome, but it exceeded my expectations.

I thought maybe it would be too modern, but the urban fabric is very rich and diverse, and extends much further than I thought. I didn't even get to all the areas I wanted to.
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