Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Mini ...

… on Granville Island.
The corrugated steel cladding, in various colours, is the typical siding for almost all buildings on the island. 

7 comments :

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Wayne, I cannot imagine all the multicolor buildings... perhaps you will post more.

I do love this composition of colors... very nice!

Bisous,
Genie

Laurie said...

I love the colors here! What's with that siding on the building? Just something they use on the island or does it have a significance?

Wayne said...

The corrugated siding was used on the first building constructed there way back when and for some reason (it wouldn't have been mandated) practically every building that followed used the same material. Nowadays even most new construction gets the same treatment although it's sometimes factory painted with jazzy new colours. The yellow siding is on one of the original buildings.

The shift from industry to a place to go and spend money was gradual and a number of industrial businesses were still operating even after the government took over as the landlord and developer of the 'new' GI. When I was in my 20s the place had shops that made logging chains, saw blades for mills, etc. There are still a couple of industrial shops there as well as the cement plant.

GI is in False Creek, it's not so much an island as a sand bar that was built up with fill. Until the late 70s early 80s all of False Creek was industrial, with sawmills, rail yards, cooperages, heavy manufacturing plants etc. Now it's some of the most expensive residential real estate in Vancouver.

Sorry you asked now aren't you LA. :-)

altadenahiker said...

You see some on the San Juan Islands as well.

Kim said...

Major cuteness going on here, Wayne. I love the colors, the graphic quality of your composition, and that DOOR! Well seen!
-Kim

RedPat said...

I love this shot! Sooo graphic.

TheChieftess said...

Fun shot!!! the colors remind me of the colors of buildings we saw all over Ireland...