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Old Posted Aug 17, 2013, 7:11 PM
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SASKATOON, Canada ~my old 'hood~

Hi All! I should preface this thread with a note telling you that a Dude named Echoes just did a very cool stroll through this place and posted a photo tour about a week or so ago. Check it out. He's got a good grasp of the history of this Town and provides a nice introduction to the environs.

In any case, I've still got a lot of meat to add to these old Saskatoon bones. This Town seems to be evolving in a good direction as of late.

The only regret I have is that I couldn't capture the Native/First Nations population, as they always declined to be photographed, especially in the style I employ here. This impasse has deep roots. Canada's Indian Act was a horribly racist document of laws used to destroy everything any tribe of humans cares about. On the Prairies especially, the wounds have yet to heal. Heavy.

Clouds, no rain.

It's lookin' a bit like Springfield....


sask sign by ricopedra1, on Flickr[/IMG]



old hood by ricopedra1, on Flickr



lost cat by ricopedra1, on Flickr



laundromat by ricopedra1, on Flickr



old chev by ricopedra1, on Flickr



still there by ricopedra1, on Flickr



old home2 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



1205CU by ricopedra1, on Flickr



mayfair school by ricopedra1, on Flickr



mayfair1 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



nice walk time by ricopedra1, on Flickr



old store by ricopedra1, on Flickr



home by ricopedra1, on Flickr



LD1 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



c-h home by ricopedra1, on Flickr



a good walk by ricopedra1, on Flickr



caswell by ricopedra1, on Flickr



bush-league goalie by ricopedra1, on Flickr



beer run by ricopedra1, on Flickr



backyard bones by ricopedra1, on Flickr



byb2 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



blt by ricopedra1, on Flickr



local dude by ricopedra1, on Flickr



new 25th st by ricopedra1, on Flickr



new pol station by ricopedra1, on Flickr



ndt by ricopedra1, on Flickr



old tracks by ricopedra1, on Flickr

More to come....

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Old Posted Aug 17, 2013, 7:55 PM
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Now we'll make our way over to the East Side.


le mans by ricopedra1, on Flickr



pride by ricopedra1, on Flickr



sask girls by ricopedra1, on Flickr



riverbank by ricopedra1, on Flickr



sign2 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



sign1 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



train bridge by ricopedra1, on Flickr



uofs build by ricopedra1, on Flickr



uofs sculpt by ricopedra1, on Flickr



uofsbridge by ricopedra1, on Flickr



underbridge by ricopedra1, on Flickr



sculpt skraper by ricopedra1, on Flickr



sky looker by ricopedra1, on Flickr



dudes by ricopedra1, on Flickr

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Old Posted Aug 17, 2013, 8:46 PM
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Now deep into the East Side...


street1 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



homes by ricopedra1, on Flickr



house1 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



house3 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



lovers by ricopedra1, on Flickr



Mr J by ricopedra1, on Flickr



house2 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



dlish by ricopedra1, on Flickr



house5 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



coupleyea by ricopedra1, on Flickr



house6 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



dudecouple by ricopedra1, on Flickr



skyline by ricopedra1, on Flickr



girls by ricopedra1, on Flickr



pink shirt by ricopedra1, on Flickr



dogwalk by ricopedra1, on Flickr



skyline darkening by ricopedra1, on Flickr



remembering by ricopedra1, on Flickr

Now down the Broadway Bridge, DT, and home...
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2013, 9:34 PM
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The last leg:


river by ricopedra1, on Flickr



broadway bridge by ricopedra1, on Flickr



3rd ave by ricopedra1, on Flickr



events by ricopedra1, on Flickr



donate by ricopedra1, on Flickr



good people by ricopedra1, on Flickr



church2 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



Z28 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



w-f grill by ricopedra1, on Flickr



new couple by ricopedra1, on Flickr



r+r by ricopedra1, on Flickr



church by ricopedra1, on Flickr



2nd Ave by ricopedra1, on Flickr



windowshop by ricopedra1, on Flickr



old HB by ricopedra1, on Flickr



old train sta by ricopedra1, on Flickr



2nd shops by ricopedra1, on Flickr



ramaiworld by ricopedra1, on Flickr



little bridge by ricopedra1, on Flickr

Chow for now!

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I think it's interesting how western cities seem to have grander downtown streets, I suppose they were just more optimistic.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2013, 3:42 AM
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Entertaining!
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2013, 6:03 AM
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Nice thread. Saskatoon's architecture and urban pacing looks a lot like the outer neighborhoods of Minneapolis proper, you could probably make a thread of the two together and people would be hard pressed to say which was which.
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Very nice and personal. Liking this city quite a bit!!
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2013, 11:59 PM
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Very, very well done! It's nice to see Saskatoon getting some more coverage on here. It's funny, I've taken some shots almost identical to yours, of which I no longer feel obliged to include in my second tour!

And thank you for the kind words in your intro!
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2013, 4:50 PM
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Thanks folks, for the interesting and relevant comments.

Echoes, I swear we walked/rode the same paths only days apart. Yet there hasn't been a Saskatoon series posted here in a while. What gives? I almost wasn't going to thread. But in any case, each pic is unique. Here are a few I left out after viewing your post:


saskatoon riverbank by ricopedra1, on Flickr



new homes east by ricopedra1, on Flickr



cat?sculp by ricopedra1, on Flickr



rooftop:cibc by ricopedra1, on Flickr



bronze sculpt by ricopedra1, on Flickr



RC1 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



gandhi by ricopedra1, on Flickr


How's that for walkin' in your footsteps? We should've done the tour together in conjuction with a pub crawl of all the new pubs and eateries this town has to offer! Next time, mate!

So I'll finish this thread off with some last awesome memories...


luxury, not the lux by ricopedra1, on Flickr



fringe soon by ricopedra1, on Flickr



German tourists by ricopedra1, on Flickr



bike park by ricopedra1, on Flickr



2ladies by ricopedra1, on Flickr



little family by ricopedra1, on Flickr



ladies in training by ricopedra1, on Flickr



a good night by ricopedra1, on Flickr



rad bike by ricopedra1, on Flickr



sun-it rises by ricopedra1, on Flickr



b-y pond by ricopedra1, on Flickr



b-y pond2 by ricopedra1, on Flickr



morn' mama by ricopedra1, on Flickr

They say you can never return home, but a lot of that's up to me.
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I especially like the neighborhood photos with the people and their dogs.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2013, 10:20 PM
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Nice photos.
I'm going to call you on the "German Tourists", however. The girl is my daughter's best friend and anything but German .
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Are houses cheaper to rent and buy in Saskatoon than other Canadian cities?
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Nice photos.
I'm going to call you on the "German Tourists", however. The girl is my daughter's best friend and anything but German .
Ha ha! Are you sure the man is her father? Although they were across the street, I swear he spoke in a thick German accent and after my first pic, he called the little girl over to join him for that shot. A super friendly moment in time anyway. That's why I included it, even though it's a bit blurry. And what do you mean by, "ANYTHING but German?"

pallo, as I live in Taiwan, it would be better for a local to answer your question about comparative Canadian housing rents and prices, but they're definitely cheaper than Vancouver's! You'd be surprised though. Vancouver metro and you're looking at similar price points. It's unreal, and they're overpriced, but as long as people are buying....
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How's that for walkin' in your footsteps? We should've done the tour together in conjuction with a pub crawl of all the new pubs and eateries this town has to offer! Next time, mate!
That's uncanny! We were definitely walking in each other's footsteps for those shots.

(Though your camera and skills are far superior to mine! )
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great tour, and nice to see all the people!
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Old Posted Aug 25, 2013, 2:51 AM
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One last one:


sask river by ricopedra1, on Flickr

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