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New fountain at the Bryn Maur roundabout


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#1 Lorenzo

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 02:25 PM

Was out for my morning walkies today and happened by the new fountain that has been installed in the river rock roundabout in front of the Westbrook Mall. My first thought was that it was kind of nice, then it went crazy with side misters blowing spray out the side, and Beatles music began playing from it.

It was kind of strange. Very strange actually. I don't quite know what to say. I wasn't packing my camera. :o

#2 Dylan Leblanc

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 04:41 PM

There's a Westbrook Mall in Victoria?

#3 Lorenzo

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:41 PM

There's a Westbrook Mall in Victoria?


Sorry. It must have been a bad dream. :D

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

No, it is called Westbrook Mall

http://vibrantvictor...read.php?t=2287

#5 aastra

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:16 PM

There's a Bryn Maur in Victoria?

#6 sebberry

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:24 PM

There's a Bryn Maur in Victoria?


No, it's in Langford. And before you ask, there is no Langford in Victoria either :P

#7 Dylan Leblanc

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 06:58 PM

oh, it's a strip mall

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:32 PM

You will need to study these instructions from the Goldstream Gazette before attempting to traverse the circle.

In brief:

Vehicles in the roundabout have the right-of-way.

If two vehicles enter the roundabout at the same time, the car on the right has the right of way.

A steady stream of traffic on the main thoroughfare ( Goldstream Avenue, for instance) has priority over vehicles entering from side roads, similar to an uncontrolled intersection.



The full story: Goldstream Gazette , Wed. July 21, 2010:

Langford Mayor Stew Young shows off the busy roundabout on Goldstream Avenue. The centerpiece is being designed and built with an hourly fountain water show, complete with music.




http://www.bclocalne...s/98809909.html

#9 phx

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 07:38 PM

You will need study these instructions from the Goldstream Gazette before attempting to traverse the circle.

In brief:

Vehicles in the roundabout have the right-of-way.

If two vehicles enter the roundabout at the same time, the car on the right has the right of way.

A steady stream of traffic on the main thoroughfare ( Goldstream Avenue, for instance) has priority over vehicles entering from side roads, similar to an uncontrolled intersection.



I can't believe people will understand and follow those rules. I regularly see people stopping at green lights for no reason; a round-about is far too complicated.

#10 Dylan Leblanc

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:14 PM

Great, music. Might actually be able to hear it too if it weren't for all the cars!

#11 Lorenzo

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 04:47 AM

On my latest wander by I noticed they put some sort of cover over the rim which covers the side jets. I'm not sure how they work now on it's hourly display. And I see it took only two nights for someone to dump soap in it. This will be a regular occurrence.

Roundabout rules state that the right of way goes to the car in the circle. Simple enough. But in true Langford tradition, the goal now is to ensure you ARE the first person into the circle. :D

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:39 AM

Saw this thing at night and i thought it looked quite nice. Caught the tail end of the music spray show too. I think its way better then that water tower/water fall clock thing that was originally planned.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 02:18 PM

I haven't seen the hourly extravaganza yet, but my first thought after seeing it churn away this morning was "somebody's been in Vegas."

Have to agree with seymour201. The previous proposal was over the top kitsch.

In any event, I'd have been happy with some nice flowers.

#14 victorian fan

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 03:24 PM

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#15 phx

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

I'll give Langford credit for striving to improve their municipality.

#16 Mike K.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 01:42 PM

To think we nearly ended up with this:



http://4.bp.blogspot.../roundabout.jpg

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#17 Zoe

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 06:40 AM

I was so looking forward to the kitsch! But it looks like this blog had it right, way back in January.

We predict the funding for this vanity project will dry up before it's finished.



Too bad!

#18 sebberry

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:11 AM

Langford has committed something like a million dollars for a traffic roundabout in the middle of Goldstream Avenue in front of Western Foods. No one knows why, since a roundabout will be a huge pain in the ass. Adding to the butthurt: the traffic island is supposed to include a bizarre assortment of faux-Western kitsch -- a fake train, a fake watertower, and a fake steam clock. Yes, really! We predict the funding for this vanity project will dry up before it's finished. If not, at least folks will be laughing too hard to make snarky comments.


The bit in bold - there goes 89% of the writer's credibility.

#19 victorian fan

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:25 AM

The writer's credibility lost me at WTF.

#20 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 08:43 AM

I like the fountain a lot.
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