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Old Posted Aug 20, 2020, 2:00 AM
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The Never Ending Victoria BC Canada Photo Extravaganza

OK, that's quite the thread title to live up to - we'll try our best.

You don't see a lot of Victoria photos on SSP - so here's a thread you can check out some out before they get overwhelmed by so many other amazing pics of incredible cities around the world.

To start with the GreatScaper and I will post some recent photos and then add new ones every so often as well as post other 'found' Victoria photos to fill in the gaps. Until just a couple of months ago I actually thought the GreatScaper was dead or abducted by aliens - yet out out of the blue I saw some photos he posted on Flickr. Almost no one bothers with Victoria skyline shots, except for Scaper - can't wait to see what he posts! We actually met up a couple of weeks ago for a photo tour, some of which you'll see below. Ok, let's get into it!

I'll try to keep the narrative down, but feel free to ask questions - starting with some scene setting - Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, metro population 400,000. While I don't take skylines, here's a few aerials (the first a few years old) from the 35 minute seaplane ride to Vancouver.

Victoria from Harbour Air by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Victoria Golf Club by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Downtown Victoria by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

As you can see in the summer Victoria is very dry and arid.

Victoria BC October 10 Harbour Air by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

October 10 Victoria BC by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Ok, and now for some recent photos in the days of COVID. Being the provincial capital of British Columbia (office jobs downtown) and a tourist centre isn't idea during a pandemic. As with everywhere the city is encouraging street parking outdoor seating in addition to existing sidewalk patios.

They really cut back these trees so severely that I think that they'll die, but they keep on coming back.

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Friendly Green Monster Tree
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Harsh Haircut
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Irish TImes Patios
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Yates Street Flowers
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Orange Theory Flowers by Community Garden Neighbours
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Johnson Street Ruby Patio
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Johnson Street - Hey Happy Patio
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Irish Times Bastion Square Patio
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The Local Patio
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Market Square
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Hudson Place One Condo
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Hudson District
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Pandora Jawline
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Iron Works Condo
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Capital Iron
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[IMG]Iron Works store fronts by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

Here's a coal stacker-reclaimer being built at the shipyard, which will be barged over for installation in the lower mainland.

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Coal Stacker-Reclaimer Near Completion
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Coal Stacker-Reclaimer at Point Hope Shipyard
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Point Hope Coal Stacker-Reclaimer
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[IMG]Pandora Street Bike Lane
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[IMG]You’re in luck by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Hudson Bay by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

Additional roadside patio for the Bard and Banker pub - I like the stepped approach being on an incline, plus the effect of a room with the overhead beam and just two tables per section for social distancing.

[IMG]New Bard and Banker patio by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

Built in 1885 as the Bank of BC, and was a bank up until 1985. The two storey interior is gorgeous. Named the Bard and Banker, because famed poet Robert Service once worked here.

Here's the exterior:

[IMG]Bard and Banker by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Government Street by
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[IMG]Belmont Building
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[IMG]The Falls Condo by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Douglas and Fort Street
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[IMG]The Odeon by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Another Roadside Patio by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chinatown by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Bus Stop by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Jukebox Condo
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

One day I'll have to do a proper tour, this is barely touching on downtown, and not even the inner harbour area. The neighbourhoods on the edge of downtown are a whole world themselves, just a peek for now:

[IMG]Fernwood Square
by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Craigdarroch

by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr[/IMG]

Cactus Club Sunday by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Black and White by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Black and White and a Light by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

and a nice Aussie style coffee and breakfast/brunch place on the ground floor:

Aussie Coffee and Brunch by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Fort Street Pandemic Coffee Seating by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Picnic Too Pandemic Seating by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

New Custom House Condo by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Belmont Building by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Custom House condo by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Double Decker Tourist Bus by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Orca by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Bastion Square - Board of Trade by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Wharf Street by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Wharf Street by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Some nice cars by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Quiet Tourist Season - August 2020 by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Ok, before I hand it over to Scaper, here's a few from another Flickr Victorian, Gary Hoyer to make this officially a 'found' city photo thread!

DSC02490_DxO by Gary Hoyer, on Flickr

DSC02486_DxO by Gary Hoyer, on Flickr

DSC02800_DxO by Gary Hoyer, on Flickr

DSC02813_DxO by Gary Hoyer, on Flickr

DSC02197_DxO by Gary Hoyer, on Flickr

and a few others:

Blue Bridge during Blue Hour by David Axford, on Flickr

Victoria Moonrise April 2020 by David Axford, on Flickr

Victoria Moonrise II by David Axford, on Flickr

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Old Posted Aug 21, 2020, 2:27 AM
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Thanks so much Zoomer for starting this thread. You posted some amazing photos of Victoria. Really fantastic.

I will post some skyline shots that I've taken first then some various other Victoria photos after that

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

New condos Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

A photo of Victoria's harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Some older skyline photos. The city has grown so much since I've taken these older photos.

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

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

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

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

Victoria Skyline from Christmas Hill by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Victoria Parkside and Crane by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

The Juliet Development, Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Inner Harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Developments behind the Empress Hotel by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Looking downtown Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Juliet construction, Victoria, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

From the tenth floor of the Executive House The Falls Crane by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

Downtown Victoria, B.C. Canada...The Falls Crane, Taken from the Orchard House top floor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Time laps of Vic West developments.

Vic West Development, Victoria B.C. Canada, Cranes Dockside Green by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Vic West New Developments by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Vic West After completion year 2020 by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

A really old photo of Victoria's harbor.

Pan shot Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

I will post some more photos that I've taken from street level a little bit later.
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Great thread of my Favourite City in Canada
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Here's some more photos that I took from street level.

The Inner Harbor, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Parialment Buildings Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Inner harbor Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

High Rises in Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

China Town, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

High Rises in Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

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

The Belmont Building Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New development, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Hanging baskets, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Hanging baskets, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Hanging baskets, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Flowers downtown Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

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

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

New office building, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Condos and Hotel, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

light house Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Condos, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New condos Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old Victoria Library building by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Church downtown Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Christ Church Cathedral Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Spring hits Victoria, March 1st 2008 by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

2008 Victoria B.C. Skyline St. Andrew's Cathedral by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

St. Andrew's Cathedral, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Back of Christ Church Cathedral by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Oakbay Cathedral, Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

United Church / Cathedral Downtown Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

James Bay old Church by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Belfry Theatre Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

St. Annes Academy by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

St. Josephs by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Church at Night by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria Churches by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Driving down Douglas Street, Victoria B.C. Canada Downtown by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Market Square, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Part of Old Town Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Old Hudson's Bay building by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Fall's condos by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Condos, Victoria, B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Royal B.C. Museum by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New tallest building, Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New office building, Victoria, B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

View Towers Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Part of Old Town Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Warf Street, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Warf Street, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Outdoor patio, Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

outdoor patio, Government Street, Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Downtown Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Downtown Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Royal Theater, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Outdoor patio, Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Buildings and theater, Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Offices and condos downtown Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New condos downtown Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Condos by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New developments by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Condos, Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Developments by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Seaplane in Victoria's Harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Condos by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Office building, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New development coming soon by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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

New condos, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

New Condos Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

The Marriott Hotel, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Belvedere, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Victoria's inner Harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The B.C. Provincial Museum, Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The B.C. Legislature Buildings, Victoria, Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photoshop pano of Jamesbay from Beacon Hill Park by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Harris Green, Victoria B.C. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Looking at Vic West by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Vic. High School Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Via line, old town Victoria, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

China Town, Victoria, B.C. Canada "Victoria Grid Project" by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Busy Harbor Sea Plane by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

B.C. Ferry, Trip from Victoria to Seattle by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria, B.C. Roof Top of the Executive House, The Empress and Inner Harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada, inner harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria West, Inner Harbor British Columbia Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada Inner harbor by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Empress Hotel, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Hatley Castle, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Royal Roads University, Hatley Castle by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Thanks for the fantastic set guys! One of the best small/mid-sized cities in the country and a worthy capital for BC. Great scale, great layering and progressive planning for active, bike and pedestrian friendly streets.

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Is that your house in the first pic?
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Ha! Actually and somewhat surprisingly.. no! My place doesn't show up until the fourth picture even though I'm just one block outside of the official downtown border.

Thanks for the comments, future posts won't be as overwhelming, lol.
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Follow-up question:
Are you excited about Telus Ocean?
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Another good question - are you a reporter?

I feel I can be more honest here than in VV where I've been holding back my true feelings. Let's just say I'm very excited, and it should look fantastic from 40,000 feet. Unfortunately the Harbour Air planes with their dirty windows don't fly that high.
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I really like the Telus Ocean building. I think it will be a great addition to that corner. It could be taller but all said I think it'll be awesome.
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Here's a few more much older pics that I've taken.

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Canada The Empress Hotel by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Juliet at night by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Empress Hotel at night by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Fall's Crane by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Mount Baker over Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Sun rising over downtown by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

St. Anne's Academy by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Victoria Office buildings Sussex, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Hudson Bay Building by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

A Victoria Skyline collection, Dominion Hotel & Ross Place Roofs 016 by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

2008 Victoria Old Town by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

2008 Victoria Skyline The Y lot Developments, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

Old Town Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Downtown Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old Town Victoria by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria B.C. Old Town by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Dude, I have never seen this angle before. That's from the roof of Ross Place?

Edit: I take it back. I guess I must have seen those pics when you first posted them back in 2008. But it's sure not an angle we normally see.



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Loved my visit to Victoria back in November 2006. It really is a fantastic city. And Butchart Gardens is gorgeous!
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Dude, I have never seen this angle before. That's from the roof of Ross Place?

Edit: I take it back. I guess I must have seen those pics when you first posted them back in 2008. But it's sure not an angle we normally see.
I believe they were from the roof of Ross Place. I would love to get back on their but with Covid I don't think I would even try right now. The views would be so different today too.

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Loved my visit to Victoria back in November 2006. It really is a fantastic city. And Butchart Gardens is gorgeous!
I haven't been to Butchart Gardens in such a long time. It's funny you mentioned about it because I was thinking today that I would love to go before the end of summer and get some pictures. Hopefully it's still open right now.
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I'm so excited. I was driving towards town and was going to turn left on Hillside to go to Canadian Tire tonight when I saw a new tower crane in the skyline. I wondered it it was Townline's Hudson 2 development so I drove downtown and it was. I didn't know they were going to build their third tower on the old Bay parkade so soon. It's going to be Victoria's second tallest building at 23 stories. I took a couple of pictures of it. So cool.

Victoria's second tallest building by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Took a bunch of photos yesterday and in the past couple weeks in a rocky outcrop neighbourhood next to downtown - the Rockland neighbourhood in Victoria. I'll post more in the Victoria thread in Found photos, but for now here's a few.

It's nice to be able to step off a busy road and then be in a totally different world - with narrow stone lined roads in some areas, no sidewalks in some areas, and overgrown gardens with mansions hidden behind. Many of the larger homes have now been divided up into a dozen different living units, the truly wealthy prefer oceanside mansions.

Craigdarroch by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Night Moods by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

The original Government House (where the Lieutenant Governor of BC resides) burned down decades ago, but is still a massive estate with gardens and wild meadows in the back overlooking the ocean). It's where William and Kate spent a week as their home base while touring BC and Prince George had his 6th birthday party, inviting some of the local kids.

From Afar by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

For BC residents it was also the sight of some political drama on the night of June 29th, 2017

The media watches by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Live Coverage by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Front yard trees by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr



Rockland and Terrace by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland and Terrace home by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland home by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland and Camosack by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Ok, to keep this within the subject of skyline - the condo in the picture above can be seen at the upper right corner of this shot by Gary Hoyer. You can see the higher ground rising up.

DSC08364_DxO by Gary Hoyer, on Flickr

Mountbatten by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

House in Rockland by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

A White House by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

New Home by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland horse hitching post by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland Ave by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland narrow road by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Modest Wood Fence in Rockland by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Across from Craigdarroch Castle by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Rockland Joan Cres by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

March - before the ivy returns by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr
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Great photos Zoomer!

Some pics I've taken in the last week.

The new Trans Canada, McKenzie interchange almost completed.
Trans Canada Highway and McKenzie interchange, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Some condos downtown
Condos, Downtown Victoria, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Some Vic West high rises in the sunset
Sun setting over Victoria, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria's skyline from Mount Tolmie
Greater Victoria B.C. Canada, skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Greater Victoria looking North from Mount Tolmie
Great Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

I have a lot of photos I have to upload still.
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Zoomer, So cool our Victoria Thread has a thousand views so far.

These are some recent photos I've taken from around town.

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Photos of Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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New office building by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

This last photo is of Victoria's City Hall.
Victoria City Hall, British Columbia Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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A few from the James Bay neighbourhood in Victoria (right behind the Parliament Buildings) taken last Monday on a tour with the Great Scaper:

Good Earth Coffee Shop - James Bay by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

James Bay Office Building by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

James Bay Apartment Building by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

JBI by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

James Bay - Need Some Paint by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Emily Carr - famous Canadian painter, her home, which you can visit today as it's preserved as a museum:

Emily Carr House by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

James Bay Heritage House by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

James Bay Cutie by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Tree Houses - Victoria BC James Bay by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

James Bay Apartment - Shingles by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Then out of James Bay, back to the inner harbour and a few more stops on the way home:

Victoria Canada Empress Hotel by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Car and Hotel by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Empress Hotel by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Another Quiet Covid Night by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

Yates Street Tap House patio by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr

The Wade - Johnson at Cook by JohnnyJayEh, on Flickr
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