The last Gastown water tower (with Steve Earle, Cat Empire videos)

Gastown.water.tower2There used to be water towers on buildings throughout Gastown, but there’s only one left. It’s on the Koret building and the $1-million suite with the water tower roof deck is currently for sale.


This archival photo from the early 1900s shows the corner of Richards & Hastings in Vancouver. Click to enlarge the image to see the water towers on top of Gastown buildings at the upper left.

Gastown.water.towerBelow are some photos of a party inside a New York water tower, which looks pretty cool. You can only fit about a dozen people in the space, and the band has to perform on a little platform. The New York Times story is here about what is possibly the world’s tiniest nightclub.


20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-P5QV-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-ZIVJ-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-HFJL-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-RL3O-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-GU7I-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-UGJK-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-OT88-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-79MZ-jumbo 20130522_SPEAKEASY-slide-2ZEZ-jumboFurther down is a video by Steve Earle, singing Invisible from his new album, the Low Highway. New York water towers can be seen in the background during his rooftop performance…

Steve Earle is performing Saturday night (July 20) at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival with his band, The Dukes, and will be followed by The Cat Empire, a great jazz-reggae-ska-funk-latin-gypsy-hip-hop band from Australia that I first saw when they performed in Maple Tree Square in Gastown during the Vancouver jazz festival a few years ago. Say Hello to the Cat Empire:And if you see the Cat Empire, you’ll need Two Shoes for dancing:

Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual clothing in Vancouver for men, women and kids. Click here to have a look at some of Desigual’s spring/summer 2013 collection we have in stock at our store.

We have new arrivals from the Desigual summer 2013 line.  And we’ve just received our first shipment of Desigual’s fall-winter 2013 collection, and we’ll have more arriving next month.

Our 35 percent-off sale continues on select Desigual items to celebrate Angel’s 35th year in business.

Angel also specializes in custom hand-painted clothing.

carrall&powell.1886Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo to the left shows what my store looked like in 1886.

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Desigual’s slogan this season is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)! Desiguallogopaint

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