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#101 tedward

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:03 AM

From what I saw of some children who were interviewed, they have lost access to tide pools that were a little farther along. I guess at high tide you used to be able to walk along the rocks, and now you can't. 

 

That still makes no sense. When the tide recedes, some pools of seawater remain. At high tide, tide pools do not exist, they are under water as part of the ocean so there is no loss of access.

 


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#102 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:52 AM

Politicians rubbing stuff in your faces as (all) politicians like to do:

 

 

"For whatever reason, when they were created back in the '50s, they’re kind of interesting and cool and different than the usual things that we see."

from the Times-Colonist

 

For whatever reason. It's a mystery. Nobody knows for sure. We could speculate. We could theorize. Why would somebody bother to make something half-decently interesting instead of plain-Jane functional and bland? Maybe they didn't know they could take the cheap-and-easy route? Maybe they were too stupid to realize the cheap-and-easy route would be cheaper and easier? Maybe they foolishly believed Victoria was a city that was worthy of decent stuff? People back then were so stupid. People back then didn't understand how crappy Victoria really was. Today we know better.

 

Sigh.

 

My epistle to modern Victorians: you will continue to get crappy things until you start demanding good things again. Knocking the city down a few pegs has become so ingrained it's effectively an urban planning principle now.


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#103 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:58 AM

 

Maybe they were too stupid to realize the cheap-and-easy route would be cheaper and easier? Maybe they foolishly believed Victoria was a city that was worthy of decent stuff?

 

I should say, we're talking about the 1950s, when Victoria was already full-swing in destructive self-deprecation mode, diligently erasing many of its past glories, etc. And yet in 2019 we're looking back even at that era and wondering why they cared so much.



#104 todd

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:41 AM

Politicians rubbing stuff in your faces as (all) politicians like to do:

 

 

For whatever reason. It's a mystery. Nobody knows for sure. We could speculate. We could theorize. Why would somebody bother to make something half-decently interesting instead of plain-Jane functional and bland? Maybe they didn't know they could take the cheap-and-easy route? Maybe they were too stupid to realize the cheap-and-easy route would be cheaper and easier? Maybe they foolishly believed Victoria was a city that was worthy of decent stuff? People back then were so stupid. People back then didn't understand how crappy Victoria really was. Today we know better.

 

Sigh.

 

My epistle to modern Victorians: you will continue to get crappy things until you start demanding good things again. Knocking the city down a few pegs has become so ingrained it's effectively an urban planning principle now.

 

..was it not to protect the buildings and whatnot in front of the sea wall a bit more??

 

 

The two railing system in oak bay: https://youtu.be/sD-ONlNR12w


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#105 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:45 AM

No idea, but maybe so. I don't want to be too much of a stinker about this but I'm just saying the "for whatever reason" card could be played literally for anything and everything that you want to dial down.



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 11:27 AM

No idea, but maybe so. I don't want to be too much of a stinker about this but I'm just saying the "for whatever reason" card could be played literally for anything and everything that you want to dial down.

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#107 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 11:45 AM

I say it for everything. For whatever reason the fridge has a door on it, when a sheet of cardboard would suffice. For whatever reason the roof has shingles on it, when garbage bags would suffice.


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#108 aastra

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:59 PM

For whatever reason this tourist bothered to snap this pic and this other pic. No worries, the parked cars and puddles will always be there to be photographed.

Unless... nah... you think? Maybe there was something else there that he thought was interesting and/or worth photographing?

 

Those overhead lines are pretty cool and unique. That must be it. I hope the city does everything possible to preserve those overhead lines for a long time to come.


Edited by aastra, 06 September 2019 - 05:05 PM.


#109 DavidL

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:51 PM

For whatever reason this tourist bothered to snap this pic and this other pic. No worries, the parked cars and puddles will always be there to be photographed.

Unless... nah... you think? Maybe there was something else there that he thought was interesting and/or worth photographing?

 

Those overhead lines are pretty cool and unique. That must be it. I hope the city does everything possible to preserve those overhead lines for a long time to come.

 

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#110 aastra

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 05:16 PM

Re: the Gonzales Beach retaining wall controversy, the shrubbery above the rocks indicates the extent of the private property, is that right? (arrow added by me)

 

Gonzales_Beach_YouTube-44Dxe6aJP3A.jpg

 

still from 2016 YouTube video: "Aerial Video of Robertson Waterfront Home in Victoria BC"



 



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