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#41 lanforod

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

Curious - how did the painter get a bird's eye view in 1878? Did they have some kind of balloon back then?



#42 aastra

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

First they painted a really tall tower on a floating platform, then they painted the view from the top of it.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:44 PM

Have fun exploring this one, then! It includes: Blanchard Street, Gorden Street, Fisguard Street, Courtnay Street, Bellville Street, Straits of Fuca, and Road to Sannich. 

 

 

 

I see Pendora Avenue as well.

 

Sadly, it shows no name for Princes/Princess Avenue, leaving the conundrum unresolved.



#44 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:56 AM

I think we can assume today’s name spellings are correct. all the other versions were just errors.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 06:58 AM

Fisguard is definitely an error. Not sure of the rest. Fisgard is named after the HMS Fisgard.

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#46 aastra

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:39 AM

It's "Fisguard" in those old fire insurance maps. And "Blanchard", too. Same thing in the 1885 "Sanborn Map Company" maps.



#47 todd

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

They didn’t have speech to text back then you actually had to know how to spell things.

#48 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:14 PM

They didn’t have speech to text back then you actually had to know how to spell things.


that’s right. back then they had to check they’re spelling several times to make sure it was right to put on there maps. even then your never sure.

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#49 Brantastic

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Posted 24 January 2020 - 05:48 PM

All of the faded lanterns along Fisgard in Chinatown have been replaced by new ones! Looks much better. The photo shows both new and old ones while they were putting them up.

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#50 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 04:08 AM

1330 sq. ft.

$675,000

 

8 532 Fisgard St

 

 

$507/ sq. ft. that's not bad.

 

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown

 

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#51 Mike K.

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:01 AM

Rarely do these units come up for sale, and they’re something special, for sure.

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 06:34 AM

I’ve been in one. They are very funky.

#53 Rob Randall

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Posted 08 May 2021 - 07:40 AM

You have to like stairs but there's a certain cozyness you get that's different than if the same rooms were laid out in the horizontal rancher house format. You love it or you hate it.


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#54 Matt R.

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Posted 09 May 2021 - 12:28 AM

$450 a month strata. Not too bad anymore, I guess.

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#55 Vin

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Posted 25 May 2021 - 05:11 PM

1330 sq. ft.

$675,000

 

8 532 Fisgard St

 

 

$507/ sq. ft. that's not bad.

 

 

https://www.realtor....ctoria-downtown

 

875055_1.jpg

 

 

 

A wonderfully unique opportunity to own a piece of Victorias history. Converted into a desirable 12 unit live/work community in 2000, this townhome is the perfect urban space in Victorias famous Dragon Alley. 3 levels of living space include entry-level office with 2 pc bath. Main floor has open kitchen/living area with a flood of natural light through large windows. Third floor has primary bed, 4pc bath and east facing-balcony. Rooftop patio is not to be missed fabulous views of city and Olympic Mountains. Wood floors recently refinished, entire unit repainted and new blinds installed for maximum light and privacy. 

 

 

The building top wall graffiti needs to go.



#56 m3m

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 01:12 PM

The building top wall graffiti needs to go.

 

I think it's cool !



#57 Danma

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 02:00 PM

Eh, part of living downtown. We can see it from our office's rooftop patio on the opposite corner of Market Square.



#58 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 January 2023 - 08:30 AM

Tiger cub bites rabbit as China zookeepers try symbolic passing of zodiac baton for CNY 2023

 

 

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Posted 03 May 2023 - 12:04 PM

The oldest Chinese temple in Canada is at risk of closing — unless it raises enough money for major repairs

 

 

The oldest Chinese temple in Canada, located in the country's oldest Chinatown, may have to shut down if it can't raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for necessary repairs. 

 

The Tam Kung Temple on Government Street in Victoria was built in 1912. 

 

But its history goes back even further, according to Nora Butz, president of the Yen Wo Society, which manages the temple. 

 

Butz says the property has housed a Chinese temple since 1876, but the building that stands there today was built after the first building was destroyed in a fire in 1911.

"The community came together to build this," said Butz, who has been going to the temple for 60 years, since she first immigrated to Canada as a child. 

 

 

 

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But the temple now needs extensive repairs. Butz says the roof and windows are leaking, parts of the floor are held together by masking tape, and the building needs seismic upgrading. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maybe the organization needs better management?


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#60 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 September 2023 - 03:54 AM

Birth of a colourful mural signals a refresh for Chinatown

 

Artist Carolyn Wong won the commission for the two-storey mural, which she is painting on the wall of the Yen Wo Society Building.
 
 

 

The mural will depict Tam Kung temple imagery and its artifacts, with the colour tones taken from the colour palette of Chinatown, she said. She’s hoping the skies stay clear until the mural is finished on Sept. 25.

 

City spokesperson Colleen Mycroft said in a statement that the total budget of the project is $44,400 and was funded through the OUR DWNTN revitalization fund.

 

The Downtown Victoria Business Association and Sunbelt Rentals also provided contributions, she said.

 

 

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