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Documenting Vancouver as it changes

November 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments

In keeping with my recent post about slow blogs, my former Vancouver Sun colleague Lee Bacchus is coincidentally launching a blog — Splinter in Your Eye — which is a minimalist “slow” blog (, composed almost entirely of images that focus on Vancouver in transition. Photos are by Lee, illustrations by Bernie Lyon.
A great topic for this city where things change so fast, our biggest problem is looking at a hole-in-the-ground construction site and trying to remember what was there yesterday. I’m kind of envious, as one of my fantasy projects has always been to photography every building in the city so there’s a record of what stood on the site before the latest development project.
As Lee says, “It is not about “news” or “the latest thing” or “politics” or “technology.” It is trying simply to be about seeing what’s in front of us.”

Here’s the blog URL…

Linked to this, Lee also has a photo essay on the last days of Little Mountain Housing Project called “Ghost World” in The Tyee.

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