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#21 Baro

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:09 PM

hey now that we have mountains we can have taller buildings!

#22 aastra

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:20 PM

I don't want to alarm anybody, but it looks like a new construction project has actually had an impact on the downtown skyline...

http://www.flickr.co...415049/sizes/l/

#23 Baro

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:52 PM

We should really move the coho now that this has happened. Most tourists are just going to jump ship when they see the top of the Juliet, or get blow off due to WIND TUNNELS .

#24 aastra

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:57 PM

They should post some extra security on the Coho. Passengers might take one look at that new building and try to turn the ship around. After all, they came to Victoria to get away from tall buildings.

#25 Nparker

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 07:30 PM

OK that's it. I am going to go down to the Juliet tonight and personally knock the top 4 floors off. It's just too unvictorian to have that monstrosity blocking our view of the sky. Let us pray that we can survive this excessive short-sightedness on the part of our city planners and reverse this disturbing trend. From now on no new buildings over 1 story. In fact, to make up for these structures of Saudi Arabian proportions, I think the city needs to enact an immediate program of only allowing new construction that lowers the overall skyline. In fact, I think this may already be in effect; phase 1 being a little gem called the Radius. :P

#26 Baro

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:27 PM

I'd suggest waiting it out, but as council warned us, this building is "like going to last a really long time". Why didn't we heed their words?

#27 arfenarf

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:39 AM

They should post some extra security on the Coho. Passengers might take one look at that new building and try to turn the ship around. After all, they came to Victoria to get away from tall buildings.




Heh. They already heard. This little charmer, and a matching fellow on the starboard side, escorted us all the way to mid-strait during a crossing from Port Angeles last week.

I know those guys have become paranoid, but it's really sad when you see it in action.

#28 G-Man

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:06 AM

Oh those americans and their guns are just SOOO cute.

#29 aastra

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:54 AM

Kinda makes you feel all safe and protected...

A giant squid will take one look at that firepower and smarten right up.

#30 Phil McAvity

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 06:53 AM



Heh. They already heard. This little charmer, and a matching fellow on the starboard side, escorted us all the way to mid-strait during a crossing from Port Angeles last week.

I know those guys have become paranoid, but it's really sad when you see it in action.


I really hate to get off the topic of our doomed metropolis but what are the Americans paranoid of?

#31 Mike K.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 01:13 PM

Themselves!

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#32 aastra

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:00 PM

View of town from a docked cruise ship:



Picture by sobergeorge at Flickr.com
http://www.flickr.co...256622/sizes/l/

#33 G-Man

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:03 PM

It looks so British!

#34 aastra

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Posted 27 May 2008 - 07:06 PM

At first glance I thought it was Sheffield.

The red and white striping on the giant lamppost is what really sells it.


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Edit: I just plucked Sheffield out of the air because it was the first city in England that came to mind. But as irony would have it, the skyline of Sheffield doesn't look "European" at all:



#35 UrbanRail

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 08:49 PM

Themselves!


LOL so true!

#36 Baro

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 10:48 AM

Imagine if the Coho was sailed into the pentagon or the white house, imagine the damage it could cause. I don't think they're being too careful.

#37 Phil McAvity

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 12:17 AM

Here's an inner harbour panorama I borrowed from a Wikipedia photographer nicknamed "Juwiki2":



The most interesting thing? I instantly recognized the blue-hulled yacht in this picture since it was just here yesterday. I looked at the date and the picture was taken yesterday! Those wikipedia people don't **** around! I'm also curious about that crane just to the left of the Eaton Centre. Isn't that too far north to be Juliet's crane?

#38 D.L.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:23 AM

nope.

#39 aastra

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:11 PM

Here's a neat one:

http://www.flickr.co...ius/3264311454/

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:09 PM

from Bayview's rock. this is why i say they should put a lookout & restaurant/cafe/etc up there, just like Capella:



from the rock next to the Shell station at Tyee/Esq, across from Dockside Green:



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