Scratchings of an Old Dog

providing a warm and friendly spot for all my homeless sketches

Archive for the ‘corner stores’ Category

Chinatown

with one comment

chinatownsmall.jpg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This building exposed it’s peculiar dimensions only after the buildings beside it were taken down and to me it became almost “cartoon like”. The various curtains intrigued me and populated the building with individuals
Advertisements

Written by don

April 3, 2008 at 5:32 pm

Built to last

leave a comment »

bk-grocery.jpg    

 

I don’t remember exactly where this store is, somewhere in east Vancouver, but it is the only brick corner store I ever came across.Very unusual in the west. 

Written by don

March 13, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Posted in corner stores

Tagged with , ,

Sunks Produce

leave a comment »

sunks-sto.jpgThis tiny store in the downtown east side of Vancouver is tucked in among all the rooming houses and hotels. I did this sketch years ago as part of a series on disappearing corner stores and must confess I don’t know if this one has disappeared or not, I’ll have to check next time I am down in that neck of the woods.

Written by don

March 4, 2008 at 4:23 pm

Posted in corner stores

Tagged with , ,

Therapy

with one comment

touchpoint-sto.jpg
 
Not exactly what you first think of when you think of a Spa, but everything from massage to foot reflexology is offered in this pleasant wee building, there is even a chair for relaxing on the front porch.
As anyone that knows me can attest to I am not exactly a spa kind of guy but if I was to ever partake in indulgences like that, this is where I would go.

Written by don

March 1, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Posted in corner stores

Tagged with , ,

What were they thinking

leave a comment »

kkk-sto.jpg The proprietors of this run down store were either blissfully unaware of the connotations their name evoked or were unabashed racists.I think it was done innocently but am sure it was pointed out to them over and over again 

Written by don

February 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Venables

with 2 comments

venables-sto.jpg
I think this could be put down as one of those “seemed like a good idea at the time” ideas.
 

 

Written by don

February 29, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Posted in corner stores

Tagged with ,

Sunrise Market

with one comment

sunrise-mkt2.jpgSunrise Market is a busy,chaotic chinatown institution, always bustling and filled to the brim with any produce you could want. It feels thrown together, with random add-ons.I couldn’t believe it when I crossed the street for this sketch and spotted their huge delivery trucks parked on the roof 

Written by don

February 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Posted in corner stores

Tagged with ,