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#41 Sparky

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:18 AM

Here is a shot of the rear end of the old girl I took from the roof of the "Q" the other day.

 

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#42 Mixed365

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 10:13 AM

Here is a shot of the rear end of the old girl I took from the roof of the "Q" the other day.

 

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Wow you must get one heck of a view from the top of the Q. 


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#43 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 06:40 PM

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 10:45 PM

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#45 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:31 AM

Doug Clement Photography - "Empress were testing their Christmas lights and busy building the new skating rink. I think the new owner is going all out to make it look spectacular this year."

 

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#46 amor de cosmos

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 05:00 PM

no surprises here, except maybe some buildings that weren't even nominated:

Vancouver Island:

1. The Empress Hotel, Victoria
2. The Parliament Buildings, Victoria
3. The Bastion, Nanaimo

Given that Victoria is the seat of B.C.’s government, the judges felt that the Parliament Buildings hold a special spot in peoples’ hearts and instil in all British Columbians a great pride. The Empress Hotel is a not-to-be-missed landmark from a genteel era when the Canadian Pacific Railway and its steamship services dominated the provincial economy. The Bastion in Nanaimo is a relic of the province’s early fur-trade history, built with the axes of skilled French-Canadian employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company; it remains a significant piece of history and pride for Nanaimo residents.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 05:07 PM

Some friends have tried out the skating rink. They said it was delightful.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 08:41 AM

Zamboni and lawn-mowing on the same day.

 

 

 

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#49 Hotel Mike

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:38 PM

Who is the new owner of the Empress again?


Don't be so sure.:cool:

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:59 PM

^ Never mind. I see it's the Bosas'.


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#51 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 05:47 PM

Fairmont Empress’s new owner plans $30M in upgrades for ‘tired’ hotel

 

 

 

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#52 Gary H

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:42 PM



Some friends have tried out the skating rink. They said it was delightful.

 

The rink is packed!

 

BTW, first day with my new RX100 and I must say it is a fabulous P&S camera - these were hand held night shots.

 

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#53 Bingo

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

Don't think he made his money buying things "because he couldn't find a reason not to". I wonder what the plans are.

 

You start at the roof...

 

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#54 D.L.

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:29 PM

The row of bushes along the sidewalk at the south end of the property have been removed and grass put in. Looks good to open up the view.
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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:49 PM

The row of bushes along the sidewalk at the south end of the property have been removed and grass put in. Looks good to open up the view.


Yes we hear its a good improvement.
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#56 sdwright.vic

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:26 PM

Yes we hear its a good improvement.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:48 PM

Is this the "royal" we or the voices in your head we?


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#58 sdwright.vic

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:34 PM

I always speak for my 124,000 social media followers.


Oh... so the 124,000 voices in your head then!
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Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:55 AM

Yes we hear its a good improvement.

 

Well you hear wrong IMO.

 

They took a lovely semi-private garden that was often used for wedding photos and events and turned it into a unattractive lawn alongside a busy street.


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#60 Mike K.

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:07 AM

It was likely attracting an element that required patrolling and/or cleanup.


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