These are a few details of the Marine Building, a great art deco building not far from the IBC in Vancouver. I haven't been in, but the details of it always grab me when I walk by. It opened in 1930 after costing $2.2 Million to build, but then sold to the Guinness family (yes, that one) for $900,000. Most notable are the inlays in brass of assorted sea life as well as the stone relief of transportation modes, including not just steam trains and ships, but also dirigibles.

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