Whilst travelling on the bus, as I do, I noticed an ad for the "Ugly Vancouver/Neon Vancouver" exhibit that is at the MOV until Aug 2012. The exhibit contains a selection of the old neon signs that were part of Vancouver's cityscape for a greater portion of the 20th century. I thought it would be fun to find out a bit more about my beloved city and posted it on Couchsurfing as an activity. Myself and CSer M met at 2pm and we stayed over 2 hours at the museum. We discovered another exhibit happening there as well: Art Deco Chic - Extravagent Glamour between the Wars. This was a fashion exhibit that was oh-so-glamorous! M and I really enjoyed that one. As cool as the neon signs were, I enjoyed the fashions of the 20s and 30s more. We also perused the permanent exhibits as well. Overall, it was a great afternoon. I could talk all about what I saw but I think this time I will let the picutres speak for me.
If you're ever in Vancouver, consider visiting this museum to learn more about Vancouver!
UGLY VANCOUVER/NEON VANCOUVER
|Hastings St (circa 1960s) covered in signage|
|Signage (circa 1935) and description below|
|The elements used in neon|
|A table top sign used at stores|
|This caption was with the picture below|
|Early 1920s Evening Wear|
|Late 1920s Evening Wear|
|Early 1930s Evening Wear|
|A modern effect on vintage style|
|I personally loved the 1930s styles I saw here|
|1930s Daywear - hats everywhere!|
|Late 1930s Evening Wear|
|I love the detail|