Time for the fifth month of our improv sampler! (If you’re new to it, details are here)

This month’s image is of the The Sun Tower.  We loved the dome shape, and thought it could lead to some fabulous improv! It would also be really neat to pick up the grid of the windows or focus on some of the decorative details.

The Sun Tower was completed in 1912 to house the newspaper The Vancouver World. At that time it was the tallest building in the British Empire, though it quickly became the second tallest when a new building opened in Toronto in 1913. The Vancouver Sun bought the building in 1937, and though the Sun moved to a new location in 1965, the name stuck. It’s now restored as an office building, and its faux-patina steel dome is a recognizable part of the Vancouver sky.

Vancouver Sun Tower (top of) by I am I.A.M. used under CC BY-NC 2.0, slightly cropped and straightened from original

Here are a few samples that your guildmates made, but how you interpret the photo is entirely up to you!

One of Lorna’s interpretations
Another of Lorna’s interpretations
The third of Lorna’s interpretations
amy’s interpretation, echoing the dome shape repeatedly

Bring your blocks back to the May meeting to show them off and inspire others!


(want to read more about the Sun Tower? check out the Wikipedia page, or this Vancouver History page)