Thursday, October 13, 2011

 Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver opened last night with a party at the Museum of Vancouver. The exhibit explores the City's neon glory days, and the controversy surrounding them that lead to their gradual demise.

“We’re being led by the nose into a hideous jungle of signs. They’re outsized, outlandish, and outrageous. They’re desecrating our buildings, cluttering our streets, and — this is the final indignity — blocking our view of some of the greatest scenery in the world.”
– Tom Ardies, “Let’s Wake Up from Our Neon Nightmare,” Vancouver Sun, 1966

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