“We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.”

Winston Churchill

 

Thurlow Street Construction

 

High-rise Building in Vancouver

 

“You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it requires people to make the dream a reality.”

Walt Disney

 

Melville Street Construction

 

Construction Sites Vancouver

 

Cranes tower over the construction sites like some big prehistoric animals. The people operating them look like small birds treating their skin to keep it nice and healthy.

 

Crane on Robson

 

Stop

 

“Create with the heart; build with the mind.”

Criss Jami

 

Stack on Melville Street

 

Stack Building

 

There are always new buildings being constructed in Vancouver. Just as you could not step twice into the same river, you could not step twice into the same Vancouver.

 

Stack Construction

 

Construction in Vancouver

 

“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; it’s the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”

David Allan Coe

 

Sunrise on Alberni

 

West End Construction

 

I know that one coffee sip,

will rob me of my precious sleep.

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep,

counting them helps my mind to slip.

 

And suddenly in sleep, I board a ship.

Now I can fast forward or skip,

since dreaming is a craftsmanship,

and sleeping, especially if deep,

brings back memories I keep.

 

As the consequence of a coffee sip,

I almost lost my precious sleep,

but with the help of all those sheep,

my sleep brought memories I keep.

 

Now that I’ve experienced this,

I encourage you not to fast forward or skip,

as you might miss some thoughts you keep,

which would make your dream incomplete.

 

Roadblock

 

Melville Street

 

“A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.”

Steve Harvey

 

Contractors, West End

 

Kengo Kuma Negative

 

New buildings in downtown Vancouver grow so fast, yet rarely are more than ten construction workers seen on a construction site at a time. Either they possess an unusual power, or they use the help of a miraculous state-of-the-art technology, or these buildings are constructed by aliens while we sleep. Aliens are probably the most reasonable explanation.

 

Construction Workers

 

Construction

 

New buildings are impressive—however, the calming, small-town atmosphere dies as old buildings slowly disappear, leaving the space for new construction. I miss that.

 

Contractors

 

Kengo Kuma Building Construction

 

West Pender Street Construction

 

West Pender Street Construction

West Pender Street Construction

 

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