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Old Posted Oct 5, 2016, 9:20 PM
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Montrealers/Quebecers/Anyone: do places like Granby, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jerome, Drummondville, Valleyfield have any form of a skyline? Anything of the scale of Brandon, Man? Regardless, photos of Quebec's small cities would be great.
This is probably the best angle to observe Shawinigan. You see La Cité de l'Énergie (the 115m. tower) and two of the main churches : Saint-Marc and Saint-Pierre.

Sorry for the width of the picture. You may have to scroll.


Shawinigan par Michel Pronovost sur Panoramio.com
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I never visited Shawinigan
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Kitchener with our two newest towers done:

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^ towers?

lol j/k :-D

Kamloops ones are nice as well
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^ towers?

lol j/k :-D

Kamloops ones are nice as well
Ranging between 10 and 19 stories in that photo. Downtown's topography has an interesting levelling effect. I think you'd need to go 23-25 stories, except on Cedar Hill (right side of the photo) to be noticeably taller than other buildings, at least from that perspective.
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Halifax is such an incredibly beautiful, dense, and urban city for its size. It truly is the Boston of Canada. I know people think very highly of the city already, but it's easily as underrated as Victoria and Saskatoon. It will be great once the city gets a rail transit system.
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Halifax is such an incredibly beautiful, dense, and urban city for its size. It truly is the Boston of Canada. I know people think very highly of the city already, but it's easily as underrated as Victoria and Saskatoon. It will be great once the city gets a rail transit system.
Indeed. I fell in love with this city when I first visited in 2013.
If I was perfectly bilingual I would move there anytime.
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Indeed. I fell in love with this city when I first visited in 2013.
If I was perfectly bilingual I would move there anytime.
It couldn't possibly have been that long ago?!? It seems like just last year.
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It couldn't possibly have been that long ago?!? It seems like just last year.
2014, I was wrong
Late july , 2014 to be exact according to the date on my videos
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2014, I was wrong
Late july , 2014 to be exact according to the date on my videos
Ok, that sounds more like it. I was gonna say!
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Indeed. I fell in love with this city when I first visited in 2013.
If I was perfectly bilingual I would move there anytime.
Your not? your english certainly comes off that way in text! Maybe such a move to English canada would force your bilingualism!

Agreed, I too love Halifax. I would love to move there if it weren't for family ties, etc. keeping me in Ontario.
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Well I like it. A bit of a fixer-upper, but the fixes are in progress, so it's all good.
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Your not?
That's a great example right there of something a francophone with only very limited English would've written the correct way, unlike you

Our contact with English is, by far, mostly through written English. It's the language of the Internet, etc.

So our written English is generally way above our spoken English, regardless of one's level. I'm in the same boat as Franks here.

For example, I did part of my BSc in California, and I recall that my teacher was absolutely shocked by my first written work -- it was flawless, while my spoken English back then was still very hesitant and with sometimes incorrect pronunciation and stressed syllable accents (and her expectations had been naturally set based on that).

It's one thing to write in English on forums like SSP, it's another to orally live in the language 24/7.

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That surprises me - I always assumed that everyone found it easier to speak another language than to write it. That is certainly the case for me in French and in Spanish. I've never had the confidence to write more than a sentence or two in French without running it by a francophone.
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That surprises me - I always assumed that everyone found it easier to speak another language than to write it. That is certainly the case for me in French and in Spanish. I've never had the confidence to write more than a sentence or two in French without running it by a francophone.
The explanation for our opposite experiences is very simple -- you grew up with the planet's lingua franca as your native language, so your exposure to French didn't happen mostly due to the fact the globe was running on French language while you and all the humans around you locally were instead using spoken English.

I'm sure most of Franks' exposure to English has been through the Internet, video games, etc.

All my NES games when I was a kid were in English only.

So our experiences (you vs Franks/myself) are absolutely reversed. But I guarantee you, everyone I know whose English is low-to-moderate (say, my mom) is FAR more confident writing something than having to say something.
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