April 15, 2013

houses of east van

Houses of East Vancouver | Alicia Carvalho

As I was browsing through my external harddrive I came across many old photographic goodies. I’ve always been a big fan of photography and love taking my own photos. I was a lot more active with my camera a few years back. I find that it’s hard to keep up with it throughout the cold and rainy winter months and once summer rolls around I have to remind myself of the awesome Nikon I have sitting in the corner of my room. It’s also so easy to leave your camera at home and snap away with your iPhone instead, the quality of cell phone photography these days amazes me (I have 3000+ photos on my phone…it’s crazy, you can follow me on instagram here). All my photos are no good sitting around on my external so I think I may start sharing a few on the blog here and there.

Houses of East Vancouver | Alicia Carvalho

A few summers ago I started a photo series called “Houses of East Vancouver”. At that time I was working at a restaurant in the evenings and instead of taking the bus I would walk to work. It was a good 45 minute walk through the neighbourhood of East Vancouver from Fraser Street to Cambie. What I loved about this neighbourhood was its personality; each of these houses felt like it looked completely different from the one beside it, whether it was a different size, shape or colour. I started taking my camera on my walk with me and snapped a few pictures of the different houses.

Houses of East Vancouver | Alicia Carvalho

I love how everything looks so green, every house is accompanied by a garden and trees!

Houses of East Vancouver | Alicia Carvalho

A lot of houses in the neighbourhood are quite old by North West American standards (the one I live in now was build at the start of the 20th century) and it’s interesting to see their old architectural style combined with fresh vibrant coats of paint. Hope you like it!

Comments: 8


Alicia! It’s Victoria! I have decided to close my other blog and start a new one! It was a tough decision, but I felt it was for the best. Please come by and let me know what you think, as you know I admire your work and always value your comments :)

I absolutely love these photos. That is so amazing you used to walk to work and take photos of this neighborhood. That is such a good idea! I love how each home is different in its own way. Thank you for sharing with us! xoxo

I was wondering were you had disappeared to. I’ll totally check it out later :)

ooh this is a lovely series of photos! the colourful houses with those bright blue skies are super gorgeous!
it’s such a good idea to take a big series of photos, they look so good all together.

I know, I’ve been meaning to do a photo series. When I go to an exhibit collections or photo series are always what stand out to me.

Wow so colorful and all so very different! Completely different from the homes in my village here in France :) Love it!

Europe is beautiful in it’s own little historic way :) I grew up in Portugal!

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