photo circa 1885 at the place now the corner of georgia and seymour in downtown vancouver
following up from my post of three days ago, photographic reminders do exist of the trees once lining these shores. i was poking around in the online provincial archives yesterday for work-related images, and came across these during some random-browsing moments. one hundred years ago might as well be a thousand when we look around the urban ecosphere today to the meager firs and birches struggling in planter boxes against the concrete – the corporate nod to some absurd aesthetic that sees trees (and ultimately all life) in the context of control.
from the north shore, circa 1890s