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Old Posted Oct 4, 2012, 4:42 AM
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Yellowknife - Old, New, Borrowed, Blue

I was blessed with a little late September work trip to Yellowknife. Here's what I saw.

Start out with a few of the skyline.





The downtown; pretty small lots of of underemployed layabouts...









































Civic election season. The folded arms pose; sure fire indication that this dude get results.



Wait a second, hands on waist. This changes everything. I don't envy the electorate. They have some hard choices to make.



Slipping into the old town. Far more interesting and some unique building ideas to deal with a more challenging landscape.























































That'll do it. I missed a few worthy subjects due to my limited free time. I'll lead out as I started. Thanks for stopping by.

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Unlike Iqaluit this actually looks like a normal city, paved roads, cars and buses, typical modern buildings mixed in with some rustic architecture. The lake setting also looks inviting, Iqaluit looked like a permafrost kind of place whereas Yellowknife looks a bit more temperate, having four seasons even if not of equal length. If I were to make an analogy Yellowknife is like Anchorage, Alaska and Iqaluit is like Barrow, Alaska.
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Very interesting tour and pictures! Thanks for showing the beauty of Yellowknife. Beautiful colours!

I´d like to visit Yellowknife, I´ve always wished to go there, specially by winter.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Why anyone would live in Yellowknife is beyond me....but these are intriguing nonetheless.
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Nice pictures. I would've figured that the leaves would be gone by then. The leaves were apparently changing color in the Adirondacks in late September, and have been changing in the Poconos and other Pennsylvania mountains in the past week. I always thought that the colors really start to change in Alaska, Yukon, etc at around Labor Day.

What were the temperatures? Interesting to see heavier coats, but then see kids in t-shirts and shorts.
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Holy ****, that's beautiful!

I have a cousin (and his wife, and young daughter) in Yellowknife. They were here for dinner at our place in St. John's just the day before yesterday and we had a nice chat about Yellowknife.

They LOVE it, especially him because he doesn't want to live in a big city but wants to have things to do.
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Why anyone would live in Yellowknife is beyond me....but these are intriguing nonetheless.
Mining. The median family income in Yellowknife is over $100,000 a year, far higher than the national average.

Of course, the costs of living is also quite high, being so far north.
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This place fascinates me. Great skyline for a small city, but I like the "unique" housing as well.

WOW


Thanks for the tour c33.
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Mining. The median family income in Yellowknife is over $100,000 a year, far higher than the national average.

Of course, the costs of living is also quite high, being so far north.
Some people are also drawn to the North or are from there. It's home and they choose life here over life in the south. It's true that wages are exceptionally high, but it's not the only reason people live in places like Yellowknife.
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Has to have Canada's most impressive per capita skyline.
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thanks! Alluding to similar comments, I would have never guessed Yellowknife had that much of a skyline.
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Unlike Iqaluit this actually looks like a normal city, paved roads, cars and buses, typical modern buildings mixed in with some rustic architecture. The lake setting also looks inviting, Iqaluit looked like a permafrost kind of place whereas Yellowknife looks a bit more temperate, having four seasons even if not of equal length. If I were to make an analogy Yellowknife is like Anchorage, Alaska and Iqaluit is like Barrow, Alaska.
Temperate? I don't think so


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Bizarre and beautiful place
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Great set, I enjoyed seeing something you don't usually see on here.
By the way, I didn't know there were still KFCs that are still called Kentucky Fried Chicken. I haven't seen that in years!
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Nice, it must be the most interesting and most livable of our Northern Canadian communities.
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Impressive Antoine for such a smala city.
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The latest Kathy Reichs novel is set mostly in Yellowknife.
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This city fascinates me. Pretty much normal looking but incredibly remote. Wouldn't mind spending at least one winter there just to see what it's like.

Does Yellowknife get fogged in like Fairbanks does in the winter when it's way below zero for days on end?
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