Sunday 21 July 2013

Vancouver: Depressing Gastown

We loved lots of things about Vancouver, but Gastown wasn't one of them.  We had a few hours to spare and spent them there to our regret.  It's a tourist trap right next to the cruise ship terminal.  There's nothing interesting to see except a bunch of tacky merchandise shops, some ordinary or overpriced restaurants, and this steam clock.  Despite giant ship-loads of tourists disgorging right next door, it's obviously struggling as a tourist destination since there are quite a few boarded up shops (currently papered over with ads for a bike race to look less depressing).

Steam clock (not actually steam powered), it just does steam-whistle chimes
You've seen it now, don't go :)

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