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Old Posted Jan 7, 2018, 7:35 PM
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Even though it was done on a budget, I dont mind the vertical precast expansion of the historic facade in New Westminister. The proportions are in keeping with the historic facadectomy.

I wish more condo projects would attempt tasteful vertical expansions of the preserved facade whenever it makes sense to do so (Obviously this would tend to only work on 20th century beaux arts/art deco/modernist midrise buildings , not on 19th century buildings). It adds more grandeur to the street canyons, which is part of why Montreal and many American cities are so appealing.

The west side of John Street has a high quality example of a brick vertical expansion in keeping with the original architecture of the midrise. Even an extra 2-3 stories can make a big difference.

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Old Posted Jan 8, 2018, 3:04 PM
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A few shots of quirky stuff that can be found in Cowtown - not everything old has been torn down but sadly too much has...


The front entrance of an old school body shop about a kilometer from my home - just looks so out of place but cool at the same time...


A hidden gem that I believe has historical protection...


An interesting area in Calgary that remains unknown to most and that I hope the city does not create pathways to...
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Old Posted Jan 8, 2018, 6:04 PM
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Rimouski est magnifique sur cette photo ! :O

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Went down the hometown wednesday for a new project. It was a "warm" and clear winter day, with temperatures around the freezing point. I took the small roads along the Richelieu river to get to SAINT-JEAN. A quite pleasant ride. It reminded me how much I love and miss my region !

On the road to get to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE AND BELOEIL

On the eastern shore of the river lies Mont-Saint-Hilaire, a gorgeous suburban town ! Here's a general view, with the hill (411 m.) in the background. Mont-Saint-Hilaire remains a very cultural town. It's the birthplace of Jordi Bonnet, Ozias Leduc and Paul-Émile Borduas, amongst others.
39 km to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.


In Mont-Saint-Hilaire, you still find the mansion of seigneurie de Rouville. It was possessed by the Rouville, and later the Campbell families.


Just in front of Mont-Saint-Hilaire is Beloeil. The churches of the two towns seem to be greeting each other from across the river.
37 km to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu


Old Beloeil is tiny but charming. A small rural village, very alive, surrounded by anonymous suburbia.



CHAMBLY

This little road trip wouldn't be complete without a stop at Fort Chambly !
Notice the white flag is floating above the peaceful fortress.
19 km to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu



SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU

Finally, I got to the hometown. It was nice to walk these old streets a little.

Christie Manor, the old mansion of the Bleury seigneurie.




Downtown is getting a new bridge. The one you see on the picture has been continuously used since 1916. It replaced an old bridge from 1820 which has been demolished because an elephant from Barnum circus refused to cross it and prefered to walk on the bed of the river on its way to Montreal...


Always been in love with this street corner : County Registry Office (1936). Maria-Boivin and 5th.



1st and 5th


1st and 4th. In the middle of the old town is the last urban stable. From the first half of the 1800s.



Interesting doors


District courthouse, St-Charles St. / Laurier St.



Former Hotel-Dieu, now the geriatric pavillion of Haut-Richelieu hospital, Longueuil St.




Market place (1828) and Fire Hall (1876), Longueuil st.

One of my favourite streets downtown, Artistes St.


Hidden beside Laurier St. and a pedestrian alley, the Wesleyan church (1841)


Various views. St-Athanase church ; Richelieu St. ; The Fire-Alarm tower.


St. James anglican (1816), St-Georges St. / Jacques-Cartier St.


In Saint-Jean, you often find beauty in unexpected places...


Downtown's main: Richelieu St, completely rebuilt in 1876 after the Great Fire.


Old town grit... Behind the scenes





Champlain St. / Market Pl.


National Hotel. The only one that kept its second floor balcony (there were dozens of buildings with these before the 1950s)


Views on the cathedral of Sant-Jean-l'Évangéliste


Great street corners :
Richelieu and St-George. Former "Port Customs Office" and "American Consulate".

Jacques-Cartier and St-Jacques.

St-Charles and Champlain




Mercier square
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 9:01 PM
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Old Posted Jan 12, 2018, 9:22 PM
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^ Great post indeed. Almost seems like a francophone Kingston (just minus Queen's University perhaps.)
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^ Great post indeed. Almost seems like a francophone Kingston (just minus Queen's University perhaps.)
Very interesting parallel. Saint-Jean was fortified in 1666, and Catarqui in 1673. And like Kingston, Saint-Jean is home to a Royal Military College (there was a military training school on site since 1775). Royal 22e Régiment was also founded in Saint-Jean. They're also both at the head of a waterway (Rideau in Kingston, Chambly canal in Saint-Jean). However, I doubt the city will ever get a university. It's too close to Montreal... sadly.
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Belles photos ! Je n'ai jamais eu la chance de visiter St-Jean... je suis seulement passé quelque fois sur l'A35 pour visiter le Vermont lorsque j'habitais encore chez mes parents à St-Eustache.
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Old Posted Jan 15, 2018, 10:14 AM
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I've started to live in Seoul part time, and my apartment has a pretty nice view, so I thought I'd share.

I live in Gangnam (yeah, the one that the terrible song was about a few years ago), and there are a number of skylines popping up throughout the district.

Here's one that I can see from my window.

saxophone by Andrew Rochfort, on Flickr

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Lucky you!

A lot colder than Shanghai
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Lucky you!

A lot colder than Shanghai
It's Canada cold out here.

When I arrived on Friday, it was a 'balmy' -9c (it had reached a low of -18c the night before).

It'll take me a little time to get used to the cold, but by the time I do adjust, I'll be heading back to Shanghai.
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In Mont-Saint-Hilaire, you still find the mansion of seigneurie de Rouville. It was possessed by the Rouville, and later the Campbell families.

And Yvon Deschamps too, right?
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Rimouski est magnifique sur cette photo ! :O
Content que ça te plaise! Des édifices récents ajoutent un effet de profondeur et de dynamisme sans pour autant cacher la partie supérieure du Cégep de cet angle.

Excellent set de photos comme d'habitude !
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And Yvon Deschamps too, right?
Of course The best of the owners !

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Content que ça te plaise! Des édifices récents ajoutent un effet de profondeur et de dynamisme sans pour autant cacher la partie supérieure du Cégep de cet angle.
C'est définitivement l'une de nos belles villes, et je suis content que la cathédrale Saint-Germain perce toujours l'horizon. Avec les autres clochetons et les quelques immeubles résidentiels, il se crée un effet de grandeur relativement à la taille de Rimouski! Et les couleurs...

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Belles photos ! Je n'ai jamais eu la chance de visiter St-Jean... je suis seulement passé quelque fois sur l'A35 pour visiter le Vermont lorsque j'habitais encore chez mes parents à St-Eustache.
Si jamais tu planifies passer par là, MP-moi et je te fera un tour guidé avec plaisir!
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[IMG]Hockey on the lagoon by Michael Monastyrskyj, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Shangri-La by Bryan Bonnici, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Frigid in Hogtown (IV) by Bryan Bonnici, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Wallace Avenue by Michael Monastyrskyj, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Kicking up snow by Michael Monastyrskyj, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Early morning by Michael Monastyrskyj, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Fire in the Sky by A Great Capture, on Flickr[/IMG]
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