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#701 Nparker

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 12:44 PM

...List three differences from today (picture from aeomaster32 on Flickr)

None of the Songhees is yet developed.

No Bay Centre.

No tent slum behind the courthouse.

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#702 tedward

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 08:34 AM

I am fascinated by the dock structure off the Steamship building. Is that the Undersea Gardens in a different place?


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#703 aastra

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 10:56 AM

The amount of surface parking in that 1978 pic is pretty crazy.



#704 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:09 AM

^Right on the grounds of St. Ann's Academy!


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#705 Nparker

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:12 AM

^Right on the grounds of St. Ann's Academy!

Your link took me to a map in Oak Bay Rob.

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#706 aastra

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

Can't be a coincidence. Go find your destiny.


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#707 Rob Randall

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:22 AM

Library complex under construction, too.

 

Your link took me to a map in Oak Bay Rob.

 

 

I know, it was driving me crazy. I took the link out of the browser bar and the share link box but it still overwrites the script and redirects to that street.


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#708 Nparker

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Posted 05 July 2016 - 11:26 AM

Welcome to the power of Google.



#709 Bernard

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:53 PM

Here is some old home movie footage I found of downtown Victoria from the 1940s

 

I am trying to embed the video but forgotten how to do that

 

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube....bed/Lva4-luuPvw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>



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#710 Gary H

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:02 PM

Just cut and paste the YouTube video address in the text area.  No other code is needed.


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#711 RFS

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Posted 08 September 2018 - 07:54 PM

Saw this pic on the Old Victoria facebook page of the old black ball ferry terminal on wharf street. Looks pretty awesome and better than what's there now. I like it.

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#712 G-Man

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 07:44 PM

Yeah I think that would be a pretty big issue with traffic now. 


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#713 weisguy86

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 08:33 PM

interesting bc ferries advertising on the black ball terminal... not to mention hourly trips from swartz bay to tsawwassen from 7am-10pm, with likely half the ridership we have now!



#714 Mike K.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:15 PM

That’s awesome.

Would we have had float plane services to Vancouver back then?

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#715 On the Level

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:05 PM

That’s awesome.

Would we have had float plane services to Vancouver back then?

When was that photo taken?

 

There are some great articles on the https://www.victoriaharbourhistory.com site.

 

After the 1928 British Columbia Airways Disaster;

 

 

the commission recommended the use of seaplanes or amphibians rather than wheeled aircraft when flying over water from Victoria. It would be 15 years before another land-based aircraft linked Vancouver Island to the mainland.

 

 

AWABC’s inaugural flight took place on August 29 (1929) when their Fairchild 72, US registration NC-115H, takes off for Seattle. The fare is $13 one-way, and $25 return. With no resolution of a harbour terminal in the city, the 1919 B&K wharf was, once again pressed into service. The airway began regular service on October 16, 1929 13 days before the stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression.  For the next 18 months both the service’s Victoria – Vancouver and Victoria – Seattle services ran smoothly despite the lack of hanger and maintenance facilities in Victoria, the air service’s headquarters. AWABC was forced to arrange for major repairs to be handled at the new Boeing Canada aircraft factory near Stanley Park.



 



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