My buddy Paul posted this video today and said, “Short video about the history of Vancouver street layout. Narrated by Sam Sullivan and way more interesting than it sounds…”
And you know what? He’s right, I found it weirdly fascinating and I feel like I understand the city and it’s history a little bit better after watching this.
Under Queen Elizabeth I a priest named Edmund Gunter developed the measures that now frame our modern world. Colonel Richard Moody laid out the skeleton of Metro Vancouver which are now as immutable as any geologic formation. We live within the constraints of their decisions.