HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1921  
Old Posted May 16, 2013, 1:02 PM
harls's Avatar
harls harls is offline
Mooderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Aylmer, Québec
Posts: 16,762
Gatineau and bird poop island



by moi.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1922  
Old Posted May 16, 2013, 2:05 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is online now
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 28,562
Wow... so industrial. I like it!
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1923  
Old Posted May 16, 2013, 8:04 PM
LeftCoaster's Avatar
LeftCoaster LeftCoaster is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toroncouver
Posts: 11,682
Industrial?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1924  
Old Posted May 16, 2013, 8:07 PM
kwoldtimer kwoldtimer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La vraie capitale
Posts: 17,468
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeftCoaster View Post
Industrial?
Indeed, with its paper plant, old stone factories and dam, the Hull riverfront retains a solid bit of its industrial heritage.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1925  
Old Posted May 19, 2013, 9:59 PM
someone123's Avatar
someone123 someone123 is offline
hähnchenbrüstfiletstüc
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 22,246
Halifax skyline with George's Island on the right:


Source
__________________
flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1926  
Old Posted May 19, 2013, 10:19 PM
kwoldtimer kwoldtimer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La vraie capitale
Posts: 17,468
Always nice to see a familiar skyline from a new perspective.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1927  
Old Posted May 20, 2013, 6:30 AM
bolognium's Avatar
bolognium bolognium is offline
bro
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: London, ON
Posts: 436
Smile

I'll never tire of Halifax.





Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1928  
Old Posted May 20, 2013, 2:21 PM
Simpseatles's Avatar
Simpseatles Simpseatles is offline
Wannabe Urbanite
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Waterloo/London
Posts: 709
^ Great pictures bolognium! Interesting angle for the first and last ones. Don't often see the skyline from the southwest. The Renaissance towers make a big impact from there.
__________________
"Sometimes I wonder if the world's so small, that we can never get away from the sprawl.
Living in the sprawl the dead shopping malls rise like mountains beyond mountains and there's no end in sight." -Arcade Fire
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1929  
Old Posted May 24, 2013, 10:32 PM
Empire's Avatar
Empire Empire is offline
Salty Town
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Halifax
Posts: 1,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by someone123 View Post
Halifax skyline with George's Island on the right:


Source
If you look closely you will see 4 cannons pointed at the photographer buried in the ramparts of George's Island. These cannons protected Halifax in the 1800's but there were guns on the Island as early as 1750 a year after Halifax was founded. The cannons are aimed at the mouth of the harbour. They were were never used because the word spread of how pointless it would be to attack Halifax and be blasted to smithereens.
__________________
Salty Town

Last edited by Empire; May 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1930  
Old Posted May 25, 2013, 3:37 AM
someone123's Avatar
someone123 someone123 is offline
hähnchenbrüstfiletstüc
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 22,246
The Citadel is the only well-known fort but there are actually 5 national historic sites (and maybe 10 or 12 actual forts) that formed a network of fortifications protecting the harbour in Halifax: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/ns/halif...l/natcul1.aspx

At one point, I think York Redoubt was comparable to the Citadel in terms of size, but it hasn't been restored to the same degree. The Martello Tower is really interesting too; it's a free-standing masonry tower from the 1700's that pre-dates earthworks (the stone walls are 8 feet thick):


http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserRe...va_Scotia.html

They should rebuild the roof:


http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/
__________________
flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1931  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 12:48 AM
FrAnKs's Avatar
FrAnKs FrAnKs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ville de Québec / Quebec city
Posts: 5,101
__________________
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC ==> 8 500 000
MONTREAL METRO ==> 4 250 000
QUEBEC CITY METRO ==> 825 000
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1932  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 4:00 PM
FrAnKs's Avatar
FrAnKs FrAnKs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ville de Québec / Quebec city
Posts: 5,101
__________________
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC ==> 8 500 000
MONTREAL METRO ==> 4 250 000
QUEBEC CITY METRO ==> 825 000
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1933  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 6:59 PM
lio45 lio45 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Colebrook, NH (as well as QC & FL)
Posts: 26,266
Quote:
Originally Posted by harls View Post
Gatineau and bird poop island



by moi.

Looks like the company making that one type of brown brick managed to get their little anonymous cash envelope to the one right guy at the federal government...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1934  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 8:19 PM
Nouvellecosse's Avatar
Nouvellecosse Nouvellecosse is offline
Volatile Pacivist
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 6,075
What's up with the island of the gulls?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1935  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 8:25 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is online now
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 28,562
Gulls always congregated in close proximity, in the most convenient place to do so, and as far away as possible from other birds and people. They're like us moving to the mainland.
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1936  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 8:27 PM
Nouvellecosse's Avatar
Nouvellecosse Nouvellecosse is offline
Volatile Pacivist
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 6,075
Doesn't look like they managed to get away from other birds though. What are those large brown or black birds in the middle tree? Very odd...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1937  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 8:30 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is online now
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 28,562
If it was here, they'd be hummingbird nests. I assume they exist there too.
__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1938  
Old Posted May 26, 2013, 11:31 PM
north 42's Avatar
north 42 north 42 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Windsor, Ontario/Colchester, Ontario
Posts: 5,008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nouvellecosse View Post
Doesn't look like they managed to get away from other birds though. What are those large brown or black birds in the middle tree? Very odd...
I believe those are Cormorants.
__________________
Windsor Ontario, Canada's southern most city!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1939  
Old Posted May 27, 2013, 10:11 AM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is online now
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 28,562
(We don't have hummingbirds, BTW... lol It was joke. I have no idea what they are).

May 26, 2013









__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1940  
Old Posted May 27, 2013, 4:02 PM
FrAnKs's Avatar
FrAnKs FrAnKs is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Ville de Québec / Quebec city
Posts: 5,101
How high is signal hill btw ?
__________________
PROVINCE OF QUEBEC ==> 8 500 000
MONTREAL METRO ==> 4 250 000
QUEBEC CITY METRO ==> 825 000
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:06 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.