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#401 G-Man

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:21 PM

It is a pretty sad area. That said I am not sure that at this point it even needs to be turned into a park that people want to sit in right now. How about a big piece of public art?


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Posted 04 February 2019 - 06:32 AM

New post up on Finnerty Gardens at UVic. Might be a little cold for a walk but you never know...

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#403 aastra

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:28 PM

Re: Bay and Government, here's the little building that once stood there. It seems like Victoria lost quite a few of those neighbourhood corner commercial buildings.

 

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#404 Mike K.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:27 PM

So if I’ve got my bearings right, would this be the location of that little pocket park?

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:33 PM

I am not positive. It may also be the north east corner. Theoretically it could be the the south west corner. It is the slight hill on the right side that is throwing me off.

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#406 G-Man

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:37 PM

Nevermind this is indeed the location of the pocket park. We really lost out here...

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#407 Nparker

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:08 PM

They unpaved paradise and put up a park.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:54 PM

According to the Burnside-Gorge community plan, the section of Douglas and Government between Hillside and Bay is referred to as "Humber Green Village", and is envisioned to be a transit-oriented large urban village. Does anyone know where that name came from? Searching "Humber Green Village" on Google only brings up the OCP again, as well as a description of the neighbourhood on the city's website. Given that that stretch of Douglas is bookended by two historic buildings (Leland and Scott Buildings), it could be an attractive area with enough infill and increased density. 



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 10:50 PM

According to the Burnside-Gorge community plan, the section of Douglas and Government between Hillside and Bay is referred to as "Humber Green Village", and is envisioned to be a transit-oriented large urban village. Does anyone know where that name came from? Searching "Humber Green Village" on Google only brings up the OCP again, as well as a description of the neighbourhood on the city's website. Given that that stretch of Douglas is bookended by two historic buildings (Leland and Scott Buildings), it could be an attractive area with enough infill and increased density. 

 

It's named for the Humber family. Here's a write-up: https://victoriaheri...e/Gorge602.html


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#410 G-Man

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:57 PM

Just finished my latest post on my recent trip to Gabriola Island. 

 

https://www.sidewalk...gabriola-island


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#411 Sparky

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:14 AM

G-Man your photographs that adorn your piece are out of this world. Bravo!

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:45 AM

Hey thanks Sparky. I thought some of them were pretty good this time too. I appreciate that!😀

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#413 Sparky

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 07:15 AM

Folks you have to check out G-Man's photo archive in this piece.

 

They take some time to digest. I just went back and looked at them again and saw things that I missed the first time around.

 

Delightful.


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#414 G-Man

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 08:10 AM

As a small part of recognising that I now have 100 posts up on Sidewalking, I am doing a very short reader survey. I would be very grateful if you could fill it out for me!

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#415 aastra

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

 

I am doing a very short reader survey...

 

Seems discriminatory. You don't care about the rest of your readers?


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#416 Sparky

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:18 PM

I just filled out your survey even though I’m not short.

Your sidewalking page has inspired me to look at pedestrian travel in a different light, especially when I am travelling. I notice things now that I was not particularly aware of in the past. Thank you for that.

Here are a couple of examples from a recent trip to Puerto Vallarta. This first pic exemplifies the stark contrasts that exist in this country. The girl standing on the left is a greeter in a very expensive 5 star restaurant and it is located in an unlikely place across the street from an open air market.

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This next one was taken in the Zona Romantica which is a popular area for gay men. I don’t know why but it must have been the combination of the narrow steep sidewalk that had just enough room for a pole poster to be effective ...made it seem perfect.

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Thank you for your inspiration G-Man.
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#417 G-Man

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 03:17 PM

Thank you for saying it Sparky! PV is an awesome place for walking for sure. I am surprised how many people have already done the survey, it's great. Even some taller people have tried to provide feedback.
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#418 G-Man

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:34 PM

In case anyone would like to know the top ten posts on Sidewalking Victoria here is the list: https://www.sidewalk...-victoria-posts


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#419 G-Man

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:20 PM

New post up on Sidewalking Victoria today about Swan Lake. Have a look.

https://www.sidewalk...toria-swan-lake

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#420 G-Man

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:38 PM

Just finished my latest post and I know that you are going to enjoy checking this one out. It is the easiest brewery walk you can go on in the city and has some amazing breweries on it!!

 

https://www.sidewalk...ng-brewery-walk


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