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Not the old building that says Heaneys storage (the old "Board of Trade" building). I'm talking about the modern horizontal windows right beside it.

edit: Here's a picture. I find such banks of plain modern windows and their horizontal lines to be very jarring and intrusive in the historic district. Vibe killer. (I was going to criticize the front side of it, too, but after checking pics I realize that it's not as bad as I like to think it is, even though it also has some strong horizontal lines. I think the modern construction dates from around 1970-1971? You can see it on the left side of this pic.)

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Not the old building that says Heaneys storage (the old "Board of Trade" building). I'm talking about the modern horizontal windows right beside it.

edit: Here's a picture. I find such banks of plain modern windows and their horizontal lines to be very jarring and intrusive in the historic district. Vibe killer. (I was going to criticize the front side of it, too, but after checking pics I realize that it's not as bad as I like to think it is, even though it also has some strong horizontal lines. I think the modern construction dates from around 1970-1971? You can see it on the left side of this pic.)

That's interesting. I've never noticed that building before. I personally don't mind it. The building in old town that I think is horrible is the new Iron Works Building. I don't have a personal personal photo of it and couldn't find one of Flickr but I think it looks horrible.
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I don't mind IronWorks, although I hope no other new buildings in the old town ever use the same cladding again. I also wish the second building (the one not on the corner) had used a mix of claddings as shown in the renderings rather than going all in with the Cor-Ten stuff.

http://ironworksliving.com/images/ir...lf_slide_1.jpg

http://ironworksliving.com/images/ir...llax-bkg-1.jpg

http://ironworksliving.com/images/ir...image-2@2x.jpg
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Thanks for those links Aastra. They make Ironworks look nice. I'm slowly uploading my photos from my Butchart Gardens tour a couple of weeks ago. Once I finish uploading them on Flickr I'll share them on here.
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I went to Butchart Gardens here in Victoria on September 27th and did a photo tour. I hadn't been there in years and it's such a beautiful place. I've uploaded over 70 photos onto my Flickr account so I'll share some on here. I might post most of them in a series of posts. I hope people don't mind flower photos on SSP...hahaha

Sign to Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Sunken Gardens at Butchart Gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Staircase to the gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Butchart Gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Butchart Gardens Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Rows of flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers and lawns by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers and lawns by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

My last Buchart Gardens photo. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Fountain in the gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers at Butcharts by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Pathway through the gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers in the gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers in the garden by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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more flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Visitor during a photo by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Dew on the flowers by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Begonias and pool at Butchart Gardens by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Begonias and Dusty Miller Flowers at Butcharts by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2020, 1:33 AM
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I was there in December and it was fantastic for the holidays. Major attraction. I was really impressed.
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Thanks for the feedback Aastra. I will definitely go back at Christmas.

I saw this photo on Facebook group "You know you're from Victoria When"
Thought it was a really beautiful fall photo....

photo taken by - Angela Meredith Gabaldon

Angela Meredith Gabaldon by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2020, 4:29 AM
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I haven't been to Butchart Gardens in years - great pictures GS! I miss the lonely arbutus tree that used to be on the rise of land in the sunken gardens.

Here's a few focusing on the Hudson condo in Victoria, with a view of the rooftop of the old Hudson Bay building, and views from one of the suites. In behind this 25 storey condo you can see the pit where a 22 storey rental tower is under construction. All pics from VictoriaExecutiveSuites.ca








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Great photos Zoomer. Thanks for sharing them.

I have taken a lot of skyline shots of Victoria over the years. I think it's amazing how much the city has grown over the past 15 years. I will share one before and after photo tonight.

The first photo was taken in September 2007 and the second photo in June 2020.

Victoria, City Core by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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I thought I would post another before and after photo of Victoria's skyline. These photos were taken from the same location 13 years apart. The first photo was taken on Oct 6 2007 and the second photo was taken on Sept 20, 2020 Both photos were taken from Christmas Hill.

Victoria Skyline from Christmas Hill by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Some photos of Victoria that I took today.

Soon to be Victoria's second tallest building...
Victoria's soon to be second tallest building... British Columbia, Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Skyline shot taken from Esquimalt...
Victoria B.C. Canada skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

another skyline shot...
Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

a wider view of Victoria's skyline...
Victoria B.C. Canada... Skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

photo taken from Vic West...
The Johnson Street Bridge, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Vic West condos...
Vic West, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria's south end...
South end of Victoria, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Shoal Point, in James Bay...
James Bay, Shoal Point... Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photo of old town taken from the Songhees district...
The Songhees walkway, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

another skyline shot taken from the Songhees...
Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

photo of James Bay from the Songhees...
James Bay... Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Songhees neighborhood
The Songhees district, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria's north end taken from the Songhees...
Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Songhees developments...
The Songhees disctrict, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Vic West developments...
New developments in Victoria West, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old town Victoria...
Old town, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Ally way, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old town Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Janion Building, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Downtown Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

I'll post some more this week... photos that I took last Sunday when the weather was much nicer.
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These are some photos of Victoria that I took earlier in the month of November. I thought I would share my photos over a couple of posts...I will add the other photos tomorrow.

One last city photo from my walk on Sunday. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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A couple of more photos taken from Mount Tolmie, Looking south to Washington State.

Victoria B.C. Canada skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Thank you thankk you I didn't realize Victoria is that beautiful and urbanized...it is a real city then.

Before I thought Victoria was just some major buildings along the shore according to outdated and lame and one-sided pictures on Internet.
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/\ Yes, it’s the exact same inner harbour shots that have been shared for decades, of the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, some boats.. lol. It’s more than a one horse tacky tourist town - we have several horses now. Most cities that aren’t New York, London or Tokyo have the same stock shot or two shared on the intranet or media, so it’s hard to get a good sense of what a city is all about for the average person. I’m actually a bit surprised you have a good mental image (even the description you provided) of Victoria BC Canada in your mind being from Antwerp! Hope you enjoy the pics, more to follow
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Thank you thankk you I didn't realize Victoria is that beautiful and urbanized...it is a real city then.

Before I thought Victoria was just some major buildings along the shore according to outdated and lame and one-sided pictures on Internet.
Thanks Murphy and sorry for the late reply. I agree with you too. There's hardly any city or skyline shots on the internet of Victoria. I find it really strange. I really enjoy taking photos of the city. I share a lot on Facebook too and get a lot of kind compliments on there. Victoria has quite a nice downtown and a beautiful old town too and has Canada's oldest China town. It's growing really fast too. It also has some really cool developments that have been approved and some going through the approval process. Victoria is also one of Canada's most densest cities too.

I've been meaning to post some new photos. Hopefully by the weekend
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Here's the rest of my photos that I took from Nov 8th.

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

In explore November 9, 2020 Front facade of Hatley Castle by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

I took these two photos in June...
Greater Victoria, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

I took some more pictures last Sunday along with Zoomer but I haven't uploaded them to Flickr or edited them yet. Hopefully this week.
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This photo was posted on a Facebook group called "Picture perfect Vancouver Island" the photographer's name is Robert Fraser

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Some more photos of Victoria to keep this thread going.
I took these photos with Zoomer a couple or Sunday ago. I ended up taking a lot of photos even after editing and saving them. I thought I would post my photos of Victoria's Chinatown that I took. Victoria has the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Only San Fransisco's is older.

Victoria B.C. Canada Chinatown by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada Chinatown gate by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

This is Fan Tan Alley. There was a motor cycle chase scene filmed there in the movie Bird on a Wire with Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn.
Victoria B.C. Canada Chinatown Fan Tan Alley by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada Chinatown Fan Tan Alley by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Victoria, B.C. Canada Chinatown by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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