Gastown is Vancouver's oldest town, with cobblestone streets everywhere. This is the former slum site, which has been gradually renovated since the 1970s. Most of the old buildings are still there, but now they are mostly souvenir shops, popular restaurants and a growing number of fashion stores. Walking along Water St Street, you can see the landmark of Gastown, a steam clock that hisses and smokes.
If you want to see the historical buildings of Vancouver and feel the style of the city, you must go to Gastown. The historic alley is lined with bars, restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, especially the antique buildings that give you a taste of Vancouver's past. The world's first steam clock driven by steam emits white smoke in the light rain, and has not been snubbed by the rain. They have taken pictures with the "old man" in memory. Deep in the square, there is a statue. Looking at the sign shows that he was the founder of Vancouver Gastown. Take time to take a group photo of this "historical celebrity" as a souvenir.
When you come to Gastown, don't be afraid of being fumigated by gas, because it doesn't produce gas. The name comes from a bar owner's nickname Gassy. All the streets of Gastown lead to Maple Tree Square, where stands the statue of Mr. Gas himself. Steam Clock, which weighs 2 tons, is the most famous scenic spot. It is powered by steam. Every 15 minutes, white steam comes out with Westminster bell music. Gaoler's Mews, built in the 18th century and rebuilt from Vancouver's first prison, is now an ancient and warm plaza. Blood Alley and Inuit Gallery are also famous attractions.
Walking through the narrow streets paved with red bricks and pebbles, the historical atmosphere of the 19th century came to us. It feels like a petty bourgeoisie. It's not too long to walk around and look at a nice old steam clock. Every fifteen minutes, it emits a whistle-like sound from the steam pipe. It's very distinctive.
Vancouver's gas town was the first stop that the pioneers came here to explore, and it can be said to be the birthplace of Vancouver. The town is full of old-fashioned houses and statues of pioneers. The most famous one is the steam clock, which has been running for 300 years. It's really good.
Architecture is simple and elegant, with different forms. The steam clock is very special. Vancouver must go.