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World In The City - roll I

Film consists of raw footage shot at Expo 86; includes shots of the 'China Gate,' now on Pender St. in Vancouver's Chinatown; it was gifted to the city after Expo 86 by the People's Republic of China. The film also shows various means of transportation: the gondolas, the monorail, and the skytrain; the Expo 86 grounds; including the information centre, and the BC pavilion, several other pavilions, musical performers, and a mime on a unicycle. Silent film.

White Spot sign

Item part is a photograph of storefronts on Robson Street focusing on the White Spot (1025 Robson Street) and including surrounding establishments.

White Spot

Item part is a photograph of storefronts on Robson Street focusing on the White Spot (1025 Robson Street) and including surrounding establishments. The Hotel Vancouver is visible in the background.

Water Street sidewalk, Trident Imports

Item part is a photograph of Water Street looking west from outside Trident Imports Ltd. (57 Water Street). A smiling Buddha sign for Trident Imports is sitting on the sidewalk. The signage and facade of the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street) is visible at the right.

Water Street sidewalk, Gastown Wax Museum and Design 21

Item part is a photograph of people congregating on the sidewalk outside of the Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street) and Design 21 (21 Water Street), the view is looking east down Water Street. The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

Water Street sidewalk, Barkerville Inn and Dominion Hotel

Item part is a photograph of a section of the sidewalk on the south side Water Street, looking east. Storefronts and signage for various establishments are visible on both sides of the street. On the right, across the street, the facade of the Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street) and the signs for Design 21 (21 Water Street) and the Kego Club (21 Water Street) are visible. Along the sidewalk on the right is the Barkerville Inn restaurant (106 Water Street) and the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street). The Hotel Europe (43 Powell Street, at Alexander) is visible in the background across Maple Tree Square.

Water Street sidewalk, Barkerville Inn and Colonial Hotel

Item part is a photograph of a crowded section of the sidewalk on the south side Water Street, looking west. The photo was taken from outside the Barkerville Inn restaurant (106 Water Street) and signage for the Colonial Hotel (122 Water Street) is visible further along the sidewalk.

Water Street scene

Item part is a photograph of Water Street looking west from the sidewalk outside of Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street). On the other side of Water Street the storefronts and signage for The Garage shops (12 Water Street), Oceanic Coast Plus imports (26 Water Street), Town Pump restaurant and cabaret (66 Water Street), and the Dominion Hotel (210 Abbot Street) are visible.

Water Street from the intersection of Carroll Street and Alexander Street

Item part is a photograph from Maple Tree Square with a view west down Water Street from the intersection of Carroll Street and Alexander Street Some pedestrians walk through the square while others are congregating around a Greyhound bus. The identified establishments in the photograph are The Quest (Quest Team Three design projects Ltd., 1 Alexander Street), The International Gold Scale (121 Carrall Street), Lickety Split, and the partial signage of the Old Spaghetti Factory is visible further along Water Street The statue of Gassy Jack is visible at the far right.

Water Street from Maple Tree Square

Item part is a photograph of Water Street looking west from Maple Tree Square. Storefronts and signage belonging to Bootlegger (2 Water Street) and The Garage shops (12 Water Street) are visible on the south side of the street (left), and Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street), Gastown Wax Museum (21 Water Street), Kego Club (21 Water Street), and Old Spaghetti Factory (53 Water Street) are visible on the north side of the street (right).

VanDusen Gardens, Gastown - Vancouver, B.C.

Item is a documentary film documenting the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden, as well as tourist attractions and businesses in Gastown. Film documents areas of the VanDusen Garden including the parking lot, administration building, main entrance, pavilions, greenhouses, MacMillan Bloedel Place, several ponds and gardens. The film also includes footage of bees, mallard ducks, Canadian geese, black swans, blue herons, and children feeding geese. The film also documents street scenes, tourist attractions, and prominent buildings in Gastown. It features footage of the replica SS Beaver at its moorings, shops including The Coggery and a silver and goldsmith, a busker with a banjo, a mural and signs for Brother Jon's Restaurant (1 Water Street), the Old Spaghetti Factory, a wooden bhudda statue outside of a store, the Europe Hotel, Steam Clock, Gassy Jack statue, Vancouver Harbour Centre, and views of Water Street.

Vancouver, B.C.

Panoramic view from approximately Pender Street and Granville Street looking north showing the Orpheum Theatre at 805 West Pender Street, the top of the Post Office building and clock tower, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and the Dominion Building, the World Building (Sun Tower) and Burrard Inlet in the background

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