Saturday, August 18, 2012

VINTAGE VANCOUVER POST CARDS

Here are a couple cool vintage reproduction postcards from the 2nd Hotel Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, circa 1930. They are still being sold in the gift shop of the Hotel Vancouver today!






Friday, August 17, 2012

EXHIBITION PARK MAP

Hi everyone:) This design is just one "Land" for a large Theme Park based on the history of British Columbia, Canada. This section is called "EXHIBITION PARK". It lets guests experience the sights and sounds of a turn of the century trolley park. Exhibition Park has all the thrills and chills of the midway and the romance of the Victorian era. 

Let's break it down:

The waterfront boardwalk is a promenade along the shore and includes the English Bay Bathhouse Cafe, Interurban Trolley Stop, and Covered Dance Hall on the pier. You may also notice the forestry building Exhibit/Eatery.

This is the main square of Exhibition Park and includes some of the most iconic fair buildings from BC`s History. Each of these buildings are Flex Space and can be used for shows, exhibits, and even indoor attractions. 

 Under the Tracks on the other side of Exhibition Square is Happyland Midway. This is a collection of lost turn of the century rides updated for the modern guest.

 Rides include the Whip, swings and Ferris Wheel, as well as classics like Shoot the Chutes. 

There is also a Dark Ride based on the underworld of the Sideshow Performers.


Shoot the Chute is a Vancouver Classic!! 

 There is also a Wooden Roller Coaster based on the the Big Dipper.
Hope you enjoyed this post:)

BC ABORIGINAL LAND MAP


Hi everyone:) This design is just one "Land"  for a large Theme Park based on the history of British Columbia, Canada. Its the "BC Aboriginal Land". It lets guests experience the various types of aboriginal cultures that exist throughout BC in an immersive way. Let's break it down:


This is the shed house village off of the main entry hub. It has two main attractions, Canoe Discovery Voyage and Performance Lodge.

The  Performance Lodge is a stadium type venue shaped like a west coast Salish woven hat and surrounded by shed houses. Inside will host various events like pow wows and big name aboriginal performers. This will change all the time and include a few permanent shows.


The Canoe Discovery Voyage takes guests on a guided canoe ride through the waters of the BC Aboriginal Land. This sights include tipis, wildlife, longhouse village, fishing canyons, traditional bridge, whales and a unique tall ship encounter.

This trdaitional bridge looks rustic but is strong as it gets, hanging high above the costal canyons with views of the entire longhouse village.

These Pit Houses were found in BC's interior. They were lodge style homes dug into the ground with an entrance/smoke hole out the top of a hilled rooftop.  Guests can visit and learn about these amazing structures.
 The Longhouse Village is the main attraction of the land. Its a full reproduction of a traditional longhouse village found on the coast of BC. Inside each house will be various nations on display, like mini museums, as well as food and shopping. The main lodge, or Feast house,  is an eating experience which feels like your under the stars inside a open roof lodge with northern lights and entertainment.


 The Spirit Caves are a Dark Ride attraction that takes guests into the spirit world to learn about the legends and stories that make BC Aboriginal cultures so diverse.

The Tipi Village gives the guests a chance to explore what it was like to live inside a tipi.

I hope you enjoyed this entry, thanks for stopping by.

AROUND VANCOUVER


"UNTITLED" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"W" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"WEST END" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"OLD MACDONALD'S FARM"

 This is an old roadside attraction in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada with a kitschy 1950s farmyard and stables. It was called Old Mcdonalds farm and featured many miniature buildings in a very storybook style. Im a big fan of these vanishing attractions and thought it would make a great subject for a collection of pictures in Black and White.

"OLD MACDONALD'S FARM (a)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"OLD MACDONALD'S FARM (c)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"OLD MACDONALD'S FARM (d)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"OLD MACDONALD'S FARM (e)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE..."

I have always been fascinated by the creation of th ese old indian doll souvenirs. It is amazing how many different aboriginal cultures are victims of these sometimes questionable representations. Enjoy. 
"ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE..." BY LANCE CARDINAL
"ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE...(a)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE...(b)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE...(c)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
  


"ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE...(d)" BY LANCE CARDINAL


"LAUGHING (a)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"LAUGHING (b)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"TOTEMS"


"TOTEMS (a)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"TOTEMS (b)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"TOTEMS (c)" BY LANCE CARDINAL
"TOTEMS (d)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"UNDERWOOD"

"UNDERWOOD (a)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"UNDERWOOD (b)" BY LANCE CARDINAl

"UNDERWOOD (c)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"UNDERWOOD (d)" BY LANCE CARDINAL

"Northern Oilfeilds of Alberta" Solo Photography Exhibition

 These photos are part of a Collection which is currently on display at the Schroder Oilfeild Services Corporate Offices in Wabsca/Desmairis Reservation in Northern Alberta, Canada. Its Called "Northern Oilfeilds of Alberta". This collection of 60 images represents my view on this industry and its presence on my reservation and around my community. Please enjoy.