Jun 2018 26

Vancouver Neighbourhood Photo Essays: Kerrisdale

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Kerrisdale is located in Vancouver's west side. A primarily residential area, this quiet neighbourhood has an interesting mix of older and newer houses in a variety of architectural styles such as Beaux Art, English Arts and Crafts or Spanish Colonial Revival. It also features a shopping district running along West 41st Avenue between Larch and Maple Streets and West Boulevard between 37th and 47th Avenues.

The first settlers were the Irish McCleery brothers in 1867. The neighbourhood acquired its name in 1905 after Mrs. MacKinnon's, one of the area's earliest residents, old family home in Kerrydale, Scotland. Kerrydale means "little seat of the fairies". The area was part of the Municipality of Point Grey, which amalgamated with the City of Vancouver in 1929.

Kerrisdale remains one of Vancouver's most pleasant neighbourhoods and is home to many long term residents. With streets lined with old trees, a variety of small shops and coffee places, this is indeed a good place to live in. As long term resident and owner of "The Kerrisdale Bootery", a business which has been here for 30 years noted,  

Many families have lived here for many generations - but it still feels small and cozy.

Meet The Photographer: Ricardo Vacas

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Ricardo Vacas, owner of the firm Kerp Photography, always showed intense interest in many forms of creative arts. His professional photography career started in his home country, Spain, where he was the official photographer of several music bands, models and clothing brands. He decided to move to Wellington, New Zealand in 2012, knowing his real interest was fashion photography more than any other field. Currently living in Vancouver, Canada, he now combines his fashion, editorial and commercial photography projects with regular trips to Europe and USA.


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