Disappearing Main Street is a documentary photography project looking at Vancouver’s Main Street, from 2nd to 33rd Avenue and back down again. Over a six-month period last year, through three seasons and every weather condition, we took 62 blocks of continuous photos of Main Street. For the next five weeks, we’ll post one block of these photos each day—the east side of the street in the morning and the west side in the evening.
We fear for Mount Pleasant. Our favourite street is going through an accelerated pace of change. Many long time iconic businesses have disappeared, only to be replaced by “for lease” signs. In fact, several of the blocks have already seen significant changes since we began taking photos. Most recently, we mourn the loss of Irene’s Hair Salon, Bert’s, Pinky Laundry, Windjammer, Life of Riley, Cipriano’s, Outdoor Innovations…and even Blockbuster.
Check back daily as we explore 31 blocks of Main Street. And please… share your stories, memories and ideas for this place we call home.