This image appeared on Ebay many months ago and it was described as a Chinatown funeral in Vancouver c.1900, but I couldn’t place the location. But behind the crowd in the window of the corner storefront is a sign for the Opera Resort, this puts it at the south east corner of Carrall and Pender… Continue reading Carrall and Dupont (Pender) Street
I was quite taken aback at how much of Mountain View’s website was lost with the City of Vancouver’s launch of their new website. So I’ve decided to post the write ups of interesting individuals, fallen firemen and other information on Interesting Mountain View so that it is still available to the public. There are… Continue reading A Little Side Project: Interesting Mountain View
Mountain View Cemetery’s latest video features the dedication of the new funerary burners unveiled in the Chinese Section. Water jet cut aluminum with a cloud pattern.
Mountain View Cemetery gets a good mention in the Globe and Mail and on the Death Reference Desk. Here’s the post. Backyards Arent Just for Dead Pets Anymore.
It’s always interesting what you find wandering through the cemetery. This headstone, which used to vertical until laid flat in the 1960s, is for John Henry Laplant who drowned at Hastings Mill in 1909. The top is based on the design of a Roman tomb, similar to these in Tyre, Lebanon. Update: The headstone has… Continue reading Wandering the Cemetery