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#481 DustMagnet

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:10 AM

Of course, some douche found the need to tag them at the bottom.

 

Dog's gotta piss on the hydrant.



#482 todd

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:52 AM

Dog's gotta piss on the hydrant.



You can train them not to.

#483 DustMagnet

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:25 AM

^ As a society we don't do a very good job at that then.



#484 todd

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

^ As a society we don't do a very good job at that then.

https://youtu.be/FnkdfFAqsHA

#485 DustMagnet

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 01:22 PM

^ That guy stole some of that from the Muse album, Drones.


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#486 todd

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:10 PM

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#487 grantpalin

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:50 PM

A followup on the recently shown goose and octopus photo. I was in the area today and went there for a closer look. It turns out there are two adjacent walls that the mural is continuous over. Included shots of all three walls, and one of the artist signature.

 

The location

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#488 todd

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:55 PM

Silly goose.

#489 grantpalin

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:58 PM

Was taking an afternoon stroll along Dallas Road today and was took in the view of three cruise ships parked at Ogden Point. That in itself is not unusual, but I thought the middle one comically small compared to the other two.

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#490 AllseeingEye

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:29 PM

There are still some pocket cruisers around and about in this and most other markets; many travelers don't like the bigger ships so there definitely is a market for the smaller vessels. Its only been in the last 25 or so years that cruise lines started building the mega-ships. Until then 20-40,000 tons was close to the norm. The old "Love Boat" - both the ship and the series, which helped kick off the modern cruise industry as we know it today - was one of those; I believe she was under 25,000 tons.....



#491 Jackerbie

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:03 PM

There are still some pocket cruisers around and about in this and most other markets; many travelers don't like the bigger ships so there definitely is a market for the smaller vessels. Its only been in the last 25 or so years that cruise lines started building the mega-ships. Until then 20-40,000 tons was close to the norm. The old "Love Boat" - both the ship and the series, which helped kick off the modern cruise industry as we know it today - was one of those; I believe she was under 25,000 tons.....

 

It doesn't stop in Victoria, but Ponant's Alaska cruise terminates in Vancouver. Le Soleal is a small vessel and looks very tiny when moored at Canada Place: 11,000 tons and passenger capacity of 256. Only 8,400 € for 12 nights, which includes a complimentary parka!



#492 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 01:22 PM

The old "Love Boat" - both the ship and the series, which helped kick off the modern cruise industry as we know it today - was one of those; I believe she was under 25,000 tons.....

 

Depressing end to that ship: https://www.metv.com...n-the-love-boat

 

I love those smaller ships. The mega-ships today look like tipped over refrigerators.


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#493 lanforod

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 03:03 PM

Being on a mega ship is something else though. It's amazing.
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#494 aastra

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:19 PM

Rooftop view looking up Johnson Street...



#495 AllseeingEye

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:30 PM

My grandfather was a British Army officer WWI veteran, who chucked England in 1919 and emigrated to Canada; he had a long distinguished career thereafter in this country in law enforcement, starting with the old BC Provincial Police and later the RCMP. He is on the extreme left in this pic of his BCPP motorcycle unit taken in Victoria in 1924 - anyone recognize the building behind the policemen?

 

 

 

 

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#496 LJ

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:33 PM

Why is gramps looking away? Spot a crime in progress?


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#497 AllseeingEye

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:36 PM

I'll ask him in the next life; I'd do it now but he'd be 124 if he was still living. Enough stalling - recognize the building?


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#498 Mike K.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:43 PM

Is that the Royal?

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#499 AllseeingEye

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 07:58 PM

No sir it is not....



#500 Mike K.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:41 PM

Hmmm. Is the building still standing?

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