HV Fantasia

This HDR image is one I made about a year ago when I was feeling particularly sorrowful for the loss of the predecessor of the current Hotel Vancouver – the much more architecturally interesting hotel that was located two blocks east of its present location, where the TD Tower (or ‘Black Tower’) is today. It occurred to me prior to taking this shot that although the Black Tower has little to crow about when compared with the grand old lady who stood on the site previously, one of its advantages is that it has a highly reflective, glass surface. Add to that the fact that there are no tall structures interrupting the reflection on its face of the current hotel (thanks to the Robson Square, formerly Courthouse, property), and I realized that it makes a good canvas for a fantasy image of today’s Hotel Vancouver standing on the site of yesterday’s hotel.


Reflection of today’s Hotel Vancouver (located on Georgia between Howe and Burrard Streets) in the TD Tower (on Georgia between Granville and Hornby Streets). Author’s photo, 2013.

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