(My solo road trip of western Canada – Wednesday 30th September)
A short walk from Downtown Vancouver, there is a place that really makes you feel you are in a different era, it is called ‘Gastown’, I really liked this place, it was tremendously cosmopolitan, it has so much character and independence about it and as you walk around, you can feel the historic charm and spirit.
The types of shops in and around this area are like nothing I have seen before, some shops are totally unique in the way they are presented and the things they sell. Some shops are too expensive to even look at like ‘Versace Home’! Impeccable boutiques are dotted around, one-of-a-kind galleries and an evident and thriving fashion scene. The Victorian architecture I really admired, lots of colours and designs to take in.
One place that attracted the most amount of people while I was in a particular area was the ‘The Gastown Steam Clock’, the world`s first ever steam powered clock, amazing to see it work on the hour, if you have time, read what its about (there are videos you can see of this working and there is a link of the refit below earlier this year).