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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 1:07 AM
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Goodbye, Hamilton (from 43 floors up)

HAMILTON NEIGHBOURHOODS:
CorktownDurandCentralDundasLocke St. SouthBurlingtonStinsonWestdaleSt. ClairKeithLandsdale
The DeltaGibsonJamesvilleConcession StreetDurand NorthDurand SouthOld Dundas HousesHess VillageBarton Street
AncasterNorth KirkendallSouth KirkendallMcMaster UniversityDowntownThe BayfrontThe North EndKenilworth
Mountain BrowTextile DistrictStrathconaNorth StipleyFlamboroughBeasleyChedokeStoney CreekThe Beach Strip


HAMILTON FEATURES:
C I T Y _ L I G H T SStone HamiltonTwilight of the Industrial AgeTwilight of the Industrial Age II
Stone in Dundas and AncasterGoodbye, Hamilton (from 43 floors up)Dirty BrickDay for Night
This broken down old city still manages to wake up every morning...Everywhere, Ontario< R - E - T - R - O >
HAMILTON | Scenes from the cutting room floorS U B U R B I A !Everywhere, OntarioHamilton Rowhouses
< H E A V Y <> I N D U S T R Y > Old Man Winter vs. Hamilton





Goodbye, Hamilton




Next stop: Ottawa

Here's the grand finale from the city that keeps on giving, and inspired me to take up photography in the first place.

These photos were taken from atop Hamilton's tallest, Landmark Place.



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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 1:17 AM
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That was pretty cool.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 1:24 AM
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It's been a blast flar. Hamilton deserved to have a promoter like you.

Have fun in Ottawa. I know I did when I lived there.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 1:30 AM
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Another awesome set. Bittersweet for us Hamiltonians, who won't be seeing these wonderful treatments of our city anymore.

Hamilton is a very misunderstood city. An outsider only needs to look at Flar's photosets to see why we love it here.

Thank you so much Flar, for showing the world the beauty that exists here.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 1:57 AM
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Awesome set! While I'll be sad to see the end of frequent Hamilton photo threads, I very much look forward to the same treatment given to Ottawa, a city I know quite well.

Incidentally, I was in Hamilton on Friday night for my first time (not passing through that is) to do the James St. art crawl. I stayed at a friends in Westdale Village, got to go to an after party at one of the galleries and thoroughly enjoyed all of the city I saw. It has a very interesting vibe and I plan to go back in the near future. It also helps that I found out it takes me about the same amount of time to get to Hamilton as it does from my house in Toronto to York University, and only marginally longer than it does to get to work.
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Quite a view from up there! Good luck with the move.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 2:34 AM
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Are you relocating to Ottawa?

This is not a thread btw.........it's a f........n masterpiece!
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I am saddened that you are departing Hamilton, flar. Your photo essays have been a regular treat. I never thought I would be interested in Hamilton, but you have enlightened me. Its built environment is beguiling... it's urban character bewitching.

While the charms of Hamilton will grace this forum more infrequently... your deft camerawork will offer us exciting treatments of new urban frontiers. I look forward to your interpretation of Ottawa and its environs.
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i had no idea this city as this big. nice photos.
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The photos in this thread are so crispy. That train station platform roof is pretty interesting.

Is that DT Toronto in the distance in this photo?
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 3:22 AM
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Awesome thread, man. I gotta say though, I'm bummed that we'll be seeing a lot less Hamilton now. You really opened my eyes towards the place.
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Awesome shots, what a vista! Good luck in Ottawa.
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All the best, we will miss you in the Hammer. An excellent way to go out, that's the best seat in the house there.
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excellent!

best of luck in Ottawa..... your photos should be an inspiration to others on how Hamilton can be seen in a fresh new perspective.
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Interesting shot.....

this photo is rare.... capturing 2 high schools, 1 public school & 5 churches...
good job flar..

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Excellent. I look forward to your Ottawa photos!
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Thanks guys! It's been a pleasure exploring Hamilton and extra fun posting the photos here because it is/was such an unknown city. I'll really miss Hamilton's gritty urban streets and distinctive brick architecture. I'm saddened to leave (especially since there was more I had hoped to photograph) but also excited to begin exploring a new city.


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Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 5:59 PM
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I just fell in love with the city all over again. Thanks Flar!
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Damn.

I never thought we'd see the end of your seemingly endless barrage of Hamilton.
It was fun while it lasted though.

May I ask what brings you to Ottawa?
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