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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 12:38 AM
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Some cell phone pics I snapped from a in and above downtown:

From the 12th floor of the Hall Building

HallView by Rommheim, on Flickr

alleyway in downtown
20160430_120049 by Rommheim, on Flickr

curvy 50's highrise

20160430_113551 by Rommheim, on Flickr

from the rooftop of a notorious downtown apartment tower:

20160430_114426 by Rommheim, on Flickr


20160430_114416 by Rommheim, on Flickr


20160430_114407 by Rommheim, on Flickr


20160430_114319 by Rommheim, on Flickr


20160430_114311 by Rommheim, on Flickr


20160430_114244 by Rommheim, on Flickr

A great view of the mountain and the McGill sector

20160430_114237 by Rommheim, on Flickr

McGill Ghetto

20160429_070019 by Rommheim, on Flickr


The sprawling gothic complex perched on the hill is the former Royal Victoria Hospital, now relocated to the MUHC's west-end mega-hospital. McGill is in the process of acquiring the buildings.

20160429_065718 by Rommheim, on Flickr

Cell phone-zoom - It's time like these I wish I still had my cannon...

20160429_065713 by Rommheim, on Flickr

A view north

20160429_065430 by Rommheim, on Flickr

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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 1:32 AM
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/\ Great set!

Le Peterson really adds density to its surrounding... I can't believe how close it rises to its smaller neighbour to the east. You'd be able to jump from the balconies of one to the balconies of the other.



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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 1:58 AM
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I think orange is Edmonds. New West would be on the other side of the "ridge" running down Burnaby and Vancouver so not visible from this vantage.
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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 3:39 AM
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Pretty cool (and old) Montreal shot I came across:



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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 4:37 AM
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Calgary skyline from late 2015.


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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 4:41 AM
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Stunning ! I need to visit.
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Oddly enough, that makes Calgary's skyline look small.
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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 3:31 PM
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Pretty cool (and old) Montreal shot I came across:



By Wally Baba on Flickr
That's from the Nun's Island golf course. I would love to see a picture from that angle with the new projects.
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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 3:44 PM
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It was a nice evening on Friday

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It was a nice evening on Friday

From the Skylon Restaurant in Niagara Falls ...67 Km away

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CN Tower looks awesome in that pic. For a while it seemed a very dated building to me, but it's aging like fine wine and helps that so much has grown up around it.

Downtown Victoria by Jared168 on Flickr



And a zoomed in shot by Andy M Smith on Flickr

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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 6:25 PM
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Amazing pics of Victoria. Stunning setting & an impressive urban fabric to match. I actually didn't realize it was such a big city.
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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 7:26 PM
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Oddly enough, that makes Calgary's skyline look small.
It's one of those shots that make it look like an overgrown CBD in a sea of suburban-style SFHs
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Old Posted May 1, 2016, 7:29 PM
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Amazing pics of Victoria. Stunning setting & an impressive urban fabric to match. I actually didn't realize it was such a big city.
Almost no surface parking lots! That's pretty impressive.

I notice there's a big parking building (a few stories) in the middle of the pic (leftish side), which I suppose suffices to serve the entire downtown, a smart idea.

Does Victoria have other incentives and measures to make sure people won't want to keep parking lots, like special taxes, etc.?
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Oddly enough, that makes Calgary's skyline look small.
Smaller than it actually is, yes, but the skyline still looks pretty darn big.
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Oddly enough, that makes Calgary's skyline look small.
Mountains will do that.

It's also interesting to see all the fall colours in the foothills. You don't often associate Calgary with fall colours but they look quite stunning.

Edit: just noticed something else that would contribute to this effect in the picture. Calgary is much longer and skinnier than it is wide. Edmonton is basically a squarish blob whereas Calgary is restricted by the Tsuu T'ina nation SW of the city and so is stretched out vertically. Because of this when you look east or west of DT the distance to city limits isn't that big (probably 18 kms). From DT to the southern limit of the city though is 30+ kms and to the north it's a little less but still pretty close to 30 kms.
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Amazing pics of Victoria. Stunning setting & an impressive urban fabric to match. I actually didn't realize it was such a big city.
Not only is it solid on the street, but there's a bunch of back alleys and courtyards filled with shops. It's neat how they pack a whole bunch into every crevice downtown.
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Those Victoria pics are amazing.
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