Sunday, July 26, 2015

Gastown Steam Clock Vancouver British Columbia (Photo/Video)

When I was in Vancouver, a friend and I looked around taking in the sights of the city. We stopped by the Gastown Steam Clock and I took some pictures and a video clip. Below are the picture and clip.

Information Source Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Raymond Saunders' first steam clock was built in 1977 to solve the issue of a steam vent in a popular sidewalk for the renovated Gastown district of Vancouver, 49°17′04″N 123°06′32″W. 

Although the clock is now owned by the City of Vancouver, funding for the project, over $C58,000, was provided by contributions from local merchants, property owners, and private donors. 

Incorporating a steam engine and electric motors, the clock displays the time on four faces and announces the quarter hours with a whistle chime that plays the Westminster Quarters. 

The clock is featured on the cover for the 2011 Nickelback album Here and Now.

Below Photo: Also on our tours around the city, we came across a street performer who was awesome. For some reason, I named him the Goat Dude, but the fellow did put on a great show for all.

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