Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

This weeks photo challenge is culture and I decided to present it through images of a neighbourhood. A kind of unique micro universe in a larger urban centre.

Often, culture is depicted through people and place, food and celebration. I thought I would present culture through architecture and lifestyle.

The neighbourhood is Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant area bordering on Main and is home to a very distinct group of residents.  It’s a community that’s interested in preserving history, values green living and diversity. the neighbourhood has gone through a transition in the last several years. What was once an ethnic area of middle class families, is now home to the young and retired. The history of the area is being preserved and restaurants and unique shops have sprung up. It’s a wonderful mix of old and new.

I walked through the streets absolutely in awe of the cherry blossom petals scattered on the sidewalk,  the unique heritage buildings, communal green spaces and shops on Main Street. I saw rope swings tied on to the branches of boulevard trees, community gardens in parks, families out walking dogs and friends enjoying coffee at their favourite hangout.

If you ever visit Vancouver, don’t forget to check out Main Street south of Broadway. Especially in the spring, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and gardens are green.

7 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

  1. These photos make me miss home! I am from the PNW and used to live in Mt. Pleasant in Vancouver for years! Good post 🙂

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  3. You definitely captured a feeling of what seems to be an interesting district. I left comments when I viewed the photos individually, but I think they show as “anonymous” . (I wasn’t trying to hide my identity; just didn’t realize how it worked!) 🙂

    • What I like about the neighbourhood is the mix of residents (social class), the abundant green space and the old heritage buildings… also, it’s ideal because you can walk to the grocery store, to the cafe, or easily hop on a bus to go downtown. Thanks for your thoughtful comments “anonymous” 😉

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