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#101 MarkP

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:36 PM

New Victoria Harbour image up. This one is a great view of the downtown area, an awesome view of the Parliament Buildings....and the first of a different numbering system. :-)

http://vintageairphotos.com/1-66/

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#102 Sparky

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:56 PM

Thank you MarkP.

#103 Bingo

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 10:35 PM

The two CPR ships from the left are Princess Marguerite and Elaine.

Christ Church Cathedral is under construction with the north tower not finished and the south tower much shorter.

The old YMCA is at the corner of Blanshard and View.

The Odeon Theatre is seen.

The Normal School is at Richmond and Landsdowne, and the old Lansdowne airfields is still there, but no planes and no school yet.

There are twin radio towers at UVIC lands, but I can't make out the old army huts.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 11:05 PM

http://vintageairphotos.com/1-66/

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Can someone help me out here? I've noticed an interesting building that seems to no longer be standing.

Zoom into the reservoir near the top left corner of the image.
Just below the far-left corner of the reservoir, there's a building with some sort of stack in front. I believe it is where the Sikh Temple is now, Blackwood and Topaz. Anyone know what it is?

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:25 AM

The only tall thing I see is the flag pole from the Sikh Temple in that location. I don't see a stack.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:27 AM

At least I am assuming that it was still a temple in those days.

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#107 Bingo

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:44 AM

The only tall thing I see is the flag pole from the Sikh Temple in that location. I don't see a stack.


I think this is the building in the photograph, and the photo was taken from the flagpole looking east. You can just make out the staircase at maximum zoom.

If you look at today's flagpole on Google Maps, the pole is wrapped and has some sort of hydraulic device attached.

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#108 Langford Rat

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

Outstanding pix, Mark. Thanks for sharing. I'm waiting patiently to see if there are any shots in your Dad's collecton of the outlying areas like View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Sooke, Sidney, etc.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:49 AM

^^ You are pretty damned good Bingo.

#110 MarkP

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:21 AM

Outstanding pix, Mark. Thanks for sharing. I'm waiting patiently to see if there are any shots in your Dad's collecton of the outlying areas like View Royal, Colwood, Langford, Sooke, Sidney, etc.


Hi, if there are....they're not labelled as such. They REALLY liked taking photos of the Inner Harbour. :-) But there are SO many to go through. It's still possible that some might turn up.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

^^ You are pretty damned good Bingo.


Unless he skimmed the Sikh Temple info that I posted on page 2 of this thread. Just sayin'.

#112 aastra

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 08:37 AM

You can see the old warehouse on Bay Street near Shelbourne in that latest pic.

#113 D.L.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

It looks like there was a lane (mid-block walkway) running from Fort to Broughton St. between Douglas and Blanshard, where the parking lot with the worst mural in the world is now. Also, amazing to see the number of large buildings which are now gone (several 5 and 6 storey, and 8 and a 10 storey building).

#114 Bingo

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Unless he skimmed the Sikh Temple info that I posted on page 2 of this thread. Just sayin'.


Couldn't see your post on page 2, but the temple photo was not hard to find. I enjoy doing a bit of sleuthing of photos, much like you did with convincing results of the photo of Victoria taken from Squim.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

Wow, sorry I missed this thread before - awesome photos, thanks for posting.

The shot of Topaz Heights is pretty cool. I'm close by, but rarely go in there. When I do I'm always struck by how unique it is. That shot really shows how some neighbourhoods can be hidden in plain sight.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:15 PM

The shot of Topaz Heights is pretty cool. I'm close by, but rarely go in there. When I do I'm always struck by how unique it is. That shot really shows how some neighbourhoods can be hidden in plain sight.


I know, you drive in, you have streets going off on angles, wacky curves, a stop sign on two strangely intersecting streets. Then a block later it's all over.
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#117 LJ

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:23 PM

Boy, some of you guys sure know your city!
Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

#118 MarkP

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:09 AM

Not sure if any of you guys are also interested in Nanaimo? But I've got a Nanaimo pic up now. Couldn't find a VibrantNanaimo forum. :-)

http://vintageairphotos.com/55-7/

#119 aastra

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:25 AM

These guys might be interested:
http://www.nanaimoin...tion.com/forum/

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

I was just being a stinker, Bingo.

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