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Old Posted Apr 24, 2018, 8:14 PM
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Ottawa 1955

Form Lost Ottawa Facebook page;

Ottawa from the Air in this photo dated to September of 1955.

You can see a lot of the old city in this one, including the Eddy Plant, the Printing Bureau on Nepean Point, the temporary buildings on Sussex, Elgin and Wellington, etc.

There's quite a few buildings where Confederation Park and the NAC are now, but if you look along Slater and Albert half of downtown seems to be a parking lot!

(Photo: Harold Mayer, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee catw-5248)



https://www.facebook.com/LostOttawa/...type=3&theater

Similar view about 6 years ago.


https://www.ottawatourism.ca/ottawa-...e-ecodistrict/
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Very cool - Ottawa always makes me proud to be Canadian (the parlament precinct that is, not always the politicians that inhabit).
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Via Marty McFly - his GF is reading a book about wartime St. John's. This description cracked me up.



The cover for the first official performance of our old national anthem. One of the very, very, very few occasions when the pink, white and green was used in any official government capacity.



1970 in the Battery:

St. Johns, Newfoundland by Richard Baldwin, on Flickr

And then/now, today and 1960:

Now and Then: St. John's - Queen St - July 8th 2009 - 1960 by No Name D, on Flickr

Water St - Aug 15th, 2009 - Late 60's by No Name D, on Flickr
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Montreal's Place Bonaventure, about to become the world's second largest building by area, under construction (1966)

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Montreal's Place Bonaventure, about to become the world's second largest building by area, under construction (1966)

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Very cool, I just spent the past 4 nights in its hotel. Was a great spot being connected to RESO and easy walk up to Sainte Catherine and down to Vieux Montreal. My fiancée and I had a great first trip to Montreal. Awesome place!!
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This is the least North American urban setting I've ever seen in a North American city from any time period. Wow! If you asked me to identify where this might be, I'd say it was somewhere in Tsarist Russia or Eastern Europe before the First World War.
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^ It does look uncannily like some of the old family photos we have that were taken in my great-grandmother's shtetl!
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This is the least North American urban setting I've ever seen in a North American city from any time period. Wow! If you asked me to identify where this might be, I'd say it was somewhere in Tsarist Russia or Eastern Europe before the First World War.
Funny because to me it's the most canadienne sight. Most of villages / small towns of St-Laurent valley looked like that. At least all of those that were settled before the 1850s.
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