“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




“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.




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




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.




Kengo Kuma Building Construction


West Pender Street Construction


West Pender Street Construction

West Pender Street Construction