When the sun starts popping up you know the road work will begin. Robson Street [wiki] been in the middle of some sidewalk rehabilitation over the last couple of weeks and the roads are next. One thing I find particularly interesting is what’s underneath our dear Robsonstrasse. It was interesting enough to make me snap a pic on my way home only to find out my husband, while out earlier that day, had also pulled out his camera phone and snapped similar shots of the street’s brick and cobblestone past.


For more info about construction that might slow down your commute this season, check out The Road Ahead on the City’s official site and for more glimpses at Robson Street’s history, visit City Reflections – especially their 1907/2006 image comparisons.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jonathon Narvey (unregistered) on April 24th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    Great shot! Who knew what lies beneath?

  2. (unregistered) on April 25th, 2007 @ 9:20 am


    Die ehemalige Robsonstrasse …

    The former street, where I remembered going into a Metzgerei and ordering Weisswurst …

  3. Vulcannis (unregistered) on April 26th, 2007 @ 10:34 am

    What a waste of money. While I can understand wanting to look good for the tourists, most of Robson was in fine condition and didn’t need repaving. Since I grew up in the interior, the way they do road-work in Vancouver has always irked me. In the interior the roads generally have to resemble a moonscape before they get repaved, whereas down here they just do it every few years like a make-work project.

    And patching, cripes. The pavement patches down here (like Canada Way last fall) are terrible–the ones they do in PG at -20 (with the weird yellowish cold-weather stuff) come out better than the ones they do here.

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