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3.9.05

Enjoy a different perspective from New Westminster,



and from the Gaoler's Mews. Took these photos on an excursion with my sister Julia. Gaoler's Mews are tucked behind 12 Water Street in Gastown. The translation of the name is a jail or jail house and a mews is a small courtyard or irnically enough a cage. This is where all the rowdies from Vancouver's early days were locked up next to Jack "Gassy" Deighton's pub.

"A lonesome place when I came here first, surrounded by Indians. I care not to look outdoors after dark. There was a friend of mine about a mile distant found with his head cut in two. The Indian was caught and hanged."
-John Deighton

Check here for a history on Gassy Jack.


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