Monday, April 14, 2014

44th off Fraser
Bernie Lyon 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Photo by Brian Kent.

A quarter century ago I wrote this Vancouver Sun feature about an 18-year-old Canucks rookie:

TREVOR LINDEN's 1965 red Mustang is five years older than he is and a classic for all the right reasons.
None of these flashy reptilian Teutonic-Italio imports with more curves than a swimsuit calendar for Johnny Canuck. The Vancouver rookie likes 'em simple, swift and honest.
Back in The Hat (as Linden calls his hometown of Medicine Hat) he keeps a stock Datsun 240Z for off-season spins and has helped his dad restore a 1956 T-Bird - the classic of classic cars.
Classic. The noun-adjective of the '80s. While boomer-oids pine for all things classic (rock & roll, Coke and Gilligan's Island), sports fans, too, yearn for the classic aesthetic - the purity of a Johnny Unitas, the elegance of a Jean Beliveau, the integrity of a Stan Musial...
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

From the collection — circa 1930s?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

37th Avenue East, Laneway House
Bernie Lyon — 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blue Angel Convenience — West Pender (2014)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Oakridge introduces comfortable chairs in the West Atrium.
Bernie Lyon — 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

International Village Mall 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

At the Oakridge lotto kiosk.
Bernie Lyon 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Jericho 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

ESL College - Hastings and Homer
Bernie Lyon 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Recent acquisition. Can this be real? Early 20th century ultralight...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Men Lined Up (#3) — 3rd & Ontario
Bernie Lyon 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Women Having Lunch at Jericho on a Very Cold Day

Friday, February 28, 2014

Men lined up (#2) —  Bike Couriers, Hong Kong Bank
Bernie Lyon 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Dogs Lined Up — Cambie Bridge
Bernie Lyon, 2014
(click image to enlarge)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Yew & Cornwall (2014)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Men Lined Up #1, Jack Poole Plaza (First in a series) — Bernie Lyon, 2014.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

From the postcard collection…

Friday, February 7, 2014

Apple Store Employee Training — Bernie Lyon 2014

(click to enlarge)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Oak Theatre, an art-deco movie house once perched among the motor courts and used car dealerships on Kingsway in Burnaby, is a faint apparition of a memory now. But I will not forget seeing Riders to the Stars (1954) there, a clunky space yarn in which astronauts try to catch meteors in large nets suspended beneath their rocket ship.

Riders to the Stars didn't arrive at the Oak until the early '60s, along with the pneumatic Dawn Addams in her obligatory skin-tight spacesuit.
One scene in which an astronaut abandons the womb of the ship in a fit of claustrophobia and consequently has his face promptly sucked off by the cosmic vacuum, disturbed my sleep for months, and still haunts me occasionally.
Perhaps the futurism suggested in the Oak's forward-looking architecture along with the simultaneous promise (some of it erotic) and dread evoked by the movie's "technology" anticipated my own uneasy futuristic encounter with modernism and mortality.

— Lee Bacchus

Friday, January 31, 2014

Oakridge — Bernie Lyon 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hastings-Sunrise 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014


Thursday, December 12, 2013

BC Electric Street & Miscellaneous Guide printed in 1943 (click to enlarge). The sub head reads: Vancouver City and Suburban Street Railway and Bus Lines. Likely issued to streetcar motormen, conductors and bus drivers.

Friday, December 6, 2013

History —Here today, gone…
Demolition crew set to erase part of historic Japantown on Vancouver's Powell Street.
— photo by Lee Bacchus, 2005 (click to enlarge).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bernie Lyon, 2013.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

A slice of life and apples. A west-side high school lunch...

" I'd like a Happy Meal….grilled cheese…. apple slices….and could I replace my beverage with a latte…a skim milk latte?"

(Bernie Lyon, 2013)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sidaway Road, Richmond. 2013.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

TV screen shot— Golf tournament in Jersey City