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#1 HB

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

I have a collection of older Victoria photographs that I will start posting here.

Your job is to Guess at where the photo was taken and what is happening if anything.

Can you see the Horse?

Care to guess the date that the photo was taken

If you already know the answers please let those who don't .....have some fun.

I will start with this 1st one of a set of 5


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#2 gumgum

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:37 AM

Bastion Square and Gov. No idea what's going on.

#3 vandervalk

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:53 AM

That guy with the hat in the photo looks familiar.

I agree with Bastion Square and Government.
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#4 SamCB

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:59 AM

Based on the location I would guess a hanging... but the car gives it away for too recent. No idea.

#5 Langford Rat

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:20 PM

They all seem to be watching something out on the street but it seems like a lot of people for a parade. The cars are on the left side of the road so it's 1921 or earlier. End of The Great War or maybe a Royal visit?

#6 Greg

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

Occupy Bastion Square Movement?

#7 Bingo

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

Open House at the brothel?

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#8 Sparky

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:20 PM

Opening day of a new hat store.

#9 HB

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Corner of Government and Bastion Sq in Front of Bank of Montreal ( Irish Times Pub)
looking across the street
The Year is 1918
This photo here has nice nice background in it including the insulators on the telegraph lines
They are watching the guy in White hanging from the ledge of the bank.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:44 PM

^ That doesn't look like it's going to end well.

If he makes it, he can go downstairs and get himself a Victory Loan, start a business, and quit hanging around.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:26 PM

The Vehicle parked at an angle to the sidewalk looks like a Police Wagon with a Policeman standing next to it. Its looks very similar to the one the VicPD Museum is restoring or has finished restoring. the history people claim that it was originally purchased in 1921 so this one in the photo is 3 years previous.Photographer unknown

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:06 AM

The Date is October 30 1918
The guy in White is Harry Gardiner. He called himself the Human Fly and his claim to fame was scaling the outsides of buildings in Canad and the US without any props only his hands and feet.
Like Spiderman.
In this last photo he is climbing the Central Building at View and Broad.
I like this photo because back then the Central Building was illuminated by lights . You can see them in this shot. If you look at the building today you can see where the lights used to be mounted.

The Following day he was in Vancouver climbing buildings there .
There is a fair amount of info about Harry if you google him.

http://thedependent....r-october-31st/






#13 Holden West

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

Unusual vintage subject matter and great close-up and distant views. I award it five Fred Herzogs.

 


Edited by Holden West, 24 August 2016 - 12:05 PM.

"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
-City of Victoria website, 2009

#14 gumgum

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:37 PM

I agree. Very cool stuff.

#15 Holden West

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

That last picture is crazy. It looks like he's putting most of his weight on a light bulb socket.
"Beaver, ahoy!""The bridge is like a magnet, attracting both pedestrians and over 30,000 vehicles daily who enjoy the views of Victoria's harbour. The skyline may change, but "Big Blue" as some call it, will always be there."
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#16 Rob Randall

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:39 PM

Here's an easy one to restart this thread.

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#17 Bingo

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:16 PM

Here's an easy one to restart this thread.

Fantasy Gardens


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#18 lanforod

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:17 PM

^ is that right? I was thinking Galey Farms.


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#19 UDeMan

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 05:26 PM

Heritage Acres



#20 Mike K.

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 07:18 PM

That's an amazing little setup they've got there.


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