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Old Posted Apr 8, 2007, 6:29 AM
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In CANADA?! Honestly, that's surprising. That's a pretty amazing amount of decay.
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I'm digging these pics. Very nice.
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Wow! Simply tragic. My first thaught was to move the gays to town. They'd have occupancy at 90%, real estate values tripled, and annual fexstivals and parades within ten years!

Seriosuly to, intense pics. Thanks for posting.
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Definitely not what I think of when I think of Canada. U.S., yes. I'd say Hamilton has a bit of a litter problem.

Like U.S. cities, I'd bet Hamilton has a lot of nice areas as well.
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I see flar is making friends with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Thanks for all the Hamilton threads flar. The good, the bad, and the disturbing.
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damn... i need a kit-kat after this thread.

honestly... i don't even know what to say... this thread is AMAZING... so much character.. .so much soul... so bittersweet... so melancholy... so much grim texture in every shot... wow
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Awesome thread. The only way it could be better is if the pics were in black and white.
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Wow, that's depressing to me, depressing isn't the word, I don't think there's a word in the English language that describes what those pics convey.

I'm glad you posted those though, so many pics in this forum show the pretty stuff. Poverty and decay seem to be taboo on SSP, indeed, this "looking the other way" and "wearing blinders" mentality is one of the reasons for that neighborhood getting to that state of decay.

I like pic #9, the one of the garbage strewn alley, yet I counted 9 satellite tv dishes on the roofs. People really have their priorities straight.
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I miss living Hamilton!
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2007, 4:32 PM
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I hate clogs! The only people allowed to wear them is nurses and Dutch.

That's intense! It highlights the poverty issue in Canada. Hamilton is tied with Toronto for having the highest poverty rate in Ontario but since Hamilton is smaller to means Hamilton has more poverty per capita.

One of these days I'm gonna take pictures of a native reserve in Six Nations, that's even more intense!
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2007, 5:39 PM
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So you wanna be a player?
But your wheels/hamilton* aint fly?
Just hit us up
To get a pimped out ride/hamilton*

You gotta pimp my riiiiiiiddddddddde/hamiltoooooon*
Damn Right!

No, really, this photo series is clearly stunning.

Very impressive shots.



*industrial hamilton shown in these pics

Nice g-rides, too.
There's nothing better like an american V8.
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The only way it could be better is if the pics were in black and white.
no way... the rusty browns and reds give this photo collection so much character and richness
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Very creative..if somewhat sobering.
Your work is of the highest order flar.
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2007, 6:33 PM
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this photo is so beautiful... reminds me of a photos of Pittsburgh from the 70s

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And it appears that section in the photo above will be long gone within 10 years. Stelco announced closure of one plant, 300 jobs gone, about 2 days ago and more is to come. It's an old plant, 1940s, and costing too much to operate.
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Stelco is not doing so well, but Dofasco (the other big steel company here) seems to be faring better.

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Definitely not what I think of when I think of Canada. U.S., yes. I'd say Hamilton has a bit of a litter problem.

Like U.S. cities, I'd bet Hamilton has a lot of nice areas as well.
You certainly don't see as much of this in Canada as the US. The US is generally more heavily industrialized than Canada, Hamilton is the single largest concentration of industry in Canada. Neighbourhoods like these are of course the result of the decline of heavy industry in N. America. One difference between Hamilton and US industrial cities is that Hamilton's stock of old houses and buildings is relatively still intact, whereas in Detroit or Buffalo, entire neighbourhoods have been razed.
And of course Hamilton has nice areas as well.

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Awesome thread. The only way it could be better is if the pics were in black and white.
I imagined all these pictures as b&w when I was shooting them, but the overcast skies really gave a nice saturated colouring to the brick that I had to keep. Hamilton's all about the brick.
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