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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 5:20 PM
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I'm a Canadian who moved here from Europe. Montreal is quintessentially north American. It looks nothing like anything in Europe and that's what's great about it.

I'm not saying you did this but many north American born take their cities/culture for granted. They view it as inferior to European but this being north America is precisely why many people come here. If I wanted European culture and European looking cities I'd be living in Europe. Celebrate your north Americaness.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 5:24 PM
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I think he was talking about Québec City. But I still agree with you - Québec can have a european look sometimes but not with the 70s brown towers in the picture.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 5:38 PM
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I'm a Canadian who moved here from Europe. Montreal is quintessentially north American. It looks nothing like anything in Europe and that's what's great about it.

I'm not saying you did this but many north American born take their cities/culture for granted. They view it as inferior to European but this being north America is precisely why many people come here. If I wanted European culture and European looking cities I'd be living in Europe. Celebrate your north Americaness.
I was talking about Quebec City. Hence why I quoted the Quebec City picture above my sentence.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 5:56 PM
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^ I also thought it was pretty clear that he talked about Québec City...
Oh well.
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2018, 8:18 PM
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^^ I can see how he made that mistake. The pic of Montreal above looked a heck of a lot more European than the Quebec City pic below it, which in contrast looked like a brutalist turd. QC looks more European from the front and from the East, where you can see more of the colonial era buildings and fewer beige, concrete highrises.


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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 11:13 PM
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2018, 2:39 AM
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Old Posted Jan 6, 2018, 3:45 AM
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Frosty skyline pic taken today by CTV News copter.

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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 2:16 AM
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 2:18 AM
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Oops, that one above might be too large for some screens.
Here is a smaller one:
Edmonton in the beginning of 2018. by Thomas Huizinga, on Flickr
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Oops, that one above might be too large for some screens.
Here is a smaller one:
Love how that photograph really emphasizes the way that Edmonton's built form/apartment suburbs stretch from downtown.....amazing.
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 2:58 AM
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The top of bank/ocean/lake front effect.
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 3:03 AM
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The top of bank/ocean/lake front effect.
This may sound like an inane question, but I suppose train services/companies such as VIA or maybe CN would use the black bridge on the left?
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 3:53 AM
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Trains used to use the High Level Bridge but the track is now only used by streetcar in the summer months.
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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 10:08 PM
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Beautiful sunset + skyline caught on the Nun's Island Bridge construction webcam.

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Old Posted Jan 9, 2018, 1:54 AM
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Edmonton's urban fabric in the photo looks much healthier now than it did 5 years ago.
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