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Old Posted Sep 13, 2020, 5:40 AM
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Really really great photos Zoomer! You've got such a great eye for photos. It was nice hanging out with you too. I'll add some pics soon.
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It was a fun walk around James Bay with my friend Zoomer the other day. We took some photos and thought I would post some of mine though not as amazing as Zoomer's photos.

The backside of the Parliament Buildings
The Parliament Buildings, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Empress Hotel during Sunset
The Empress Hotel by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

A zoomed in photo of downtown, taken from James Bay
A zoomed in shot of Victoria from James Bay by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Some old houses in James Bay
Old House, Built in 1883 by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Another heritage house by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

This is Emily Carr's old house.
Emily Carr's House, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old House in James Bay by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old House, James Bay by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Old House in James Bay by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria's Harbor during sunset
Ferry Victoria to Vancouver by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Victoria's old Hudson Bay building now condos
The old Hudson Bay Building by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The old James Bay Inn
James Bay Inn, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Some old high rises behind some old houses. They don't allow skyscrapers in James Bay anymore, sadly
James Bay, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Some public art in a new development in James Bay
Public Art, James Bay development by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

a couple of photos of a new office building in James Bay
New office building, James Bay by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

New Office Building, James Bay by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The Queen's Printer Building in James Bay
The Queen's Printer Building, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

The top of the Parliament Buildings
Top of Victoria's Parliament Buildings by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Looking Northward from Victoria's Inner Harbor during sunset...
Victoria's inner harbor, sunsetting by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Old Posted Sep 14, 2020, 4:33 AM
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Nice pics! The backside of the Parliament Buildings is gorgeous too, but often forgotten.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 3:55 AM
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Thanks Zoomer. I posted this old photo looking down Victoria's Government Street, on the Victoria regional thread. I thought I would post it here too. So many amazing old buildings got torn down. So sad really.

Old Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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An oldie but goldie! Funny how Douglas street retained more heritage than Government street - you'd think it would be the opposite.

Here's a bunch more I shared on the Canada Skyline thread, but would like to keep a record of here as well:

Came across a few good drone shots of Victoria's downtown, most recent, a few a couple years old:



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Pinnacle Visuals



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Elite Drone Solutions



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Pinnacle Visuals




Pinnacle Visuals


This is a provincial government office park about a mile from downtown with a nice pedestrian/bike bridge over the water connecting back to downtown.



Pinnacle Visuals



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From Skyscope





From Skyscope


and finally a skyline shot facing east:

DSC_1747.jpg by Cameron Knowlton, on Flickr
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Those are some of the best photos of Victoria that I've ever seen. Thanks so much Zoomer for posting these. Really fantastic.
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It was such a beautiful day today clear from the smoke of the forest fires, that I decided to take some pictures today.

Taken from Christmas Hill
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 West, B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

James Bay high rises, Victoria B.C. Canada by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

A second crane at the Hudson 2 development. Future second tallest building in Victoria
The Hudson Two development by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Taken from the Bay Street Bridge
Victoria, B.C. Canada skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Also taken from Christmas Hill
Victoria B.C. Canada skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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I took some photos of Craigdarroch Castle last month. It was a castle built by a guy named Robert Dunsmuir in 1887. He also built another castle in Victoria called Hatley Castle. Hatley Castle is where parts of Smallville and X-Men were filmed.

This is Craigdarroch Castle...
Craigdarroch Castle by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

Craigdarroch Castle by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

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

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The old Crystal Court Motel site...

I found this photo on Flickr from r.a. paterson
This site has since been developed

city landscape by r.a. paterson, on Flickr

This is the new development on this site...I took this photo in March.
The Tapestry by thegreatscaper, on Flickr

This photo I took of the old Crystal Court Motel before demolition..
The Crystal Court Motel by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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I seem to recall a Great Scaper climbing on top of the roof of the old motel many years ago in order to get a photo - correct?!
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Hahaha... I forgot about that. Yes I brought a ladder and got on the roof of that building. Good memory Zoomer. I also did the same thing on that high school on Yates Street. I took a ladder there as well. I've been thinking about doing that again on a Sunday to get some new pictures.
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Isn't it supposed to be bad luck to climb a ladder so you can get on a roof to take pictures?

I would have rung your neck if I had caught you doing a crazy stunt like that. Which would have evened the score for that time you picked a fight with me in a movie theater 30 years ago.

Nah, it's cool. I'm over it. I'm pretty sure it wasn't you.

But now I'm thinking it might have been zoomer. His criticisms of the Telus project are driving me up a ladder.
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On my, imagine if Aastra really started posting on the Canada forum..? They couldn't handle it, it would result in a repeat of the Great Exile well over a decade ago when dozens of Victorian posters took to rafts, fleeing to the safety of Vibrant Victoria.. which now through excessive inbreeding has become its own unique island.

Don't get me started on Telus.. that thing has unhinged me.
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On my, imagine if Aastra really started posting on the Canada forum..? They couldn't handle it, it would result in a repeat of the Great Exile well over a decade ago when dozens of Victorian posters took to rafts, fleeing to the safety of Vibrant Victoria.. which now through excessive inbreeding has become its own unique island.

Don't get me started on Telus.. that thing has unhinged me.
Zoomer What's wrong with Telus?

Aastra I had forgotten all about the fight at the movie theater. That's so funny. I don't think that was me though.

I took this photo this evening during sunset. I drove over the Tillicum bridge and saw the city and it looked pretty cool so I parked at the Gorge Point Pub and walked back to take this photo. I thought it looked pretty cool.

Looking up the Gorge Waterway at Victoria's skyline by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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Telus.. omg, I'll tell you in person one day.

Maybe a sort of night theme at least:


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and because Instagram photos always seem grainy as heck a couple Flickr to wrap it up:


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another Victoria drone shot:



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Zoomer, you find the most amazing photos of Victoria. Those are so beautiful my friend. Thanks for sharing.
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I took this photo the other day of The Hudson Tower 1 towering over Old Town Victoria. I need to find another day to go out and take some photos. Just not enough time in the day. The crane beside this high rise is building Hudson Tower 2 which will be Victoria's second tallest building.

The Hudson Tower 1 behind Old town Victoria. by thegreatscaper, on Flickr
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In that picture, the modern construction that fits really poorly is... the back side of the little office building in Bastion Square. And yet it's supposed to be an example of appropriately sensitive modern architecture.
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In that picture, the modern construction that fits really poorly is... the back side of the little office building in Bastion Square. And yet it's supposed to be an example of appropriately sensitive modern architecture.
Are you talking about the building with the curved upper windows? I thought that was an old heritage building. When was it built?

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