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*"The Geology of Downtown Vancouver" - a tour of buildings and monuments with David Cook

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*"The Geology of Downtown Vancouver" - a tour of buildings and monuments with David Cook

Time: July 25, 2013 from 12pm to 3pm
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Street: 900 West Georgia Street
City/Town: Vancouver BC
Website or Map: http://www.falsecreekwatershe…
Event Neighbourhood and Type: downtown, all, walks
Organized By: Celia Brauer
Latest Activity: Jul 14, 2013

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Meeting location: Will be announced by email after rehistration.

Walk description: We will examine the exterior and interior of a number of buildings in downtown Vancouver to look at the various natural building stones used in construction and decoration. The provenance, geology and suitability of these materials will be explained. We will note how their use has changed over time according to availability, cost, custom and durability. This will also be an opportunity to learn about the history of the buildings, their architecture, rock quarrying methods and architectural/masonry terminology.

Rain or shine

By donation

David Cook is a local Biologist and Geologist. He ahs been leading leading walks for several organizations over the last 13 years, The themes of these walks are very varied and lie within the fields in the two areas in which he graduated and worked over a lifetime.

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NOTE: "Earth Walks" are created by community leaders for the False Creek Watershed Society - a non-profit group. We are very lucky to have these knowledgeable people lead us. We would love to have you join us. However, we ask that you please register for the walks only if there is a very good chance you will be able to join us. Thanks and hope to see you there!

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