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#21 thundergun

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 02:05 PM

I enjoyed the posts G-Man. Had some good thought/detail that shorter posts in the forum setting don't always get across.

Couldn't agree more about the Centennial Square piece. I'm hoping the city moves some offices into other developments nearby (1515 for ex.) and redoes a large part of that area.



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Posted 03 February 2016 - 04:19 PM

^ Thanks Thundergun and everyone else. I will post here when I have something new up.

 

Centennial Square just makes me sad because we keep re-imagining it and never actually fix the problems that would turn it around so quickly. 


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#23 lanforod

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 09:59 PM

This is kind of funny. I hadn't yet gone to read the blog post, and I thought this was describing the London Drugs at Quadra/McKenzie. Which is setup somewhat similarly with a surface parking lot often full and an underused parkade!



#24 Bingo

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:07 PM

This is kind of funny. I hadn't yet gone to read the blog post, and I thought this was describing the London Drugs at Quadra/McKenzie. Which is setup somewhat similarly with a surface parking lot often full and an underused parkade!

That is one parade that I always park in when I shop there. Three entrances and exits.



#25 aastra

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:19 PM

 

That is one parade that I always park in...

 

Somebody should post the video over on the traffic incident thread.


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#26 Bingo

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 10:22 PM

That is one parade that I always park in when I shop there.

Just so I don't get "rained" on. :redface:



#27 G-Man

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:59 PM

I have a new post up on one of my favourite mid-block walkways in the city. Have a look and let me know what you think.

 

http://sidewalkingvi...a-take-two.html


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#28 Jill

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 04:43 AM

^That's one of my favourite routes, although I've always started or stopped at Herald.



#29 Mike K.

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 08:41 AM

It's almost my daily route, G. I start on Chatham and usually end up on Johnson then make my way east.


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#30 G-Man

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 09:26 AM

It is a nice one because you get to see a side of Old Town that you cannot appreciate from your car. I guess I should have added a stop in at the VV headquarters ;)


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#31 G-Man

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:22 AM

I have a new post up on that part of the Rock Bay neighbourhood that is just next to downtown. For those that have a look you will see that some of the content had its birth on this site almost ten years ago!

 

http://sidewalkingvi...owntown-or.html


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#32 G-Man

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 07:45 PM

A new post up on what is perhaps the closest city to Victoria, Bellingham! Went their recently and it was great I highly recommend it. Very nice sidewalks  :)

 

http://sidewalkingvi...bellingham.html


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#33 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:28 AM

Great jog. Prior to that article I had the impression Bellingham was just strip malls and cross border shoppers. Is it similar to Port Angeles ?



#34 G-Man

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 06:05 AM

It is bigger than Port Angeles and I would say that it seems to be a little bit more well off.
There are certainly more restaurants and bars than PA.

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#35 LJ

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 07:24 PM

Old town Bellingham is fabulous, a great little city.  For reference Bellingham has more than 4 times the population of PA.


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#36 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 06:00 AM

Agreed. Bellingham is a great town.

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#37 Sparky

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:25 AM

At the risk of hijacking this thread, one is able to walk from the old town part of Bellingham down to the ocean where as luck would have it lies one of the many US sewage treatment plants located in plain view of the residents. These shots were taken a couple of years ago when the plant was undergoing a beautification and upgrade.

 

I know you are dying to know what they do with the biomass/sludge/crap, they incinerate it. Right on site with no giant stack. Burn baby burn.

 

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#38 G-Man

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 07:44 AM

Cool! I didn't see that. There is a cool road that goes out to the harbour with a brewery and a cool dive bar on it though. Must have further along that way.

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 12:52 PM

I have just finished another post. This one is on our crazy neighbourhood borders. I know many VV'ers have thought that certain areas just don't make sense anymore and that is what this is about. 

 

Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

http://sidewalkingvi...-victorias.html


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#40 Rob Randall

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 01:09 PM

Regarding Fort/Blanshard Starbucks being in Fairfield; I am almost certain that earlier boundary maps showed the border running beside Starbucks, through Fort Common, so Starbucks is Downtown but La Taquisa and Be Love next door are Fairfield. I'm wondering if you or Barra or another veteran City Hall watcher has a boundary map circa 2008.


Edit: corrected Quadra to Blanshard.

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