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Old April 6th, 2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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EDMONTON - Random Pictures

EDMONTON - Canada

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Old April 7th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Great pics, and welcome to the group! Love the new art gallery, too!
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Old April 7th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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great shots of the city I used to live!
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Old April 7th, 2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Amazing, great shots from Edmonton
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. I'll try to post some more soon.
I think the Art Gallery is one of the best things that happened to Edmonton
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Great pictures! Thank you for sharing.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #7
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I'm surprised how few Edmonton photos we see considering how fast this city is growing. Thanks for posting, I'm very interested!
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Well, here's s'more:

HUB Mall – University of Alberta

The place used to look a lot better a decade or two ago, but it’s still a good place to grab coffee and a meal. It has lots of places to eat, student lounges, a laundromat, a gym, even a travel agency and a spa. The cupboard like dorm windows painted bright yellows, reds and greens open inside the HUB hallway.









Some glass towers that caught my eye. The pinkish-orangey glazed ones are the Scotia Towers downtown. Didn’t check the blue ones.









The red Atco Building again (w. the 1st Presbyterian Church)





Or just by itself



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Nice photos WaterOnMars!
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:17 AM   #10
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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. I'll try to post some more soon.
I think the Art Gallery is one of the best things that happened to Edmonton
And don't be a stranger to the Canada forums, too!!

Loved the new pics, too... hope there are more.
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Great photos!
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:20 AM   #12
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A new installment of my photographic adventures, with some explanatory notes from Canada's Historic Places Website on some of the older Edwardian buildings around Canada Place...

...and a new WaterOnMars watermark because the old one just wasn't stylish enough


Canada Place and the Goodridge Building

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The Goodridge Block, constructed between 1911 and 1912, is architecturally significant as a representative example of classical tradition in commercial architecture. Well-known Edmonton architect Robert Percy Barnes (1859-1926), generally credited with founding the Alberta Association of Architects in 1906, designed the Goodridge Block.

more here: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-...?id=3442&pid=0




Brighton Block

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The Brighton Block is significant because of its association with the notable photographer Ernest Brown. He constructed this building between 1911-13, to contain his studio and workshop. Brown’s business flourished until 1923, when he suffered financial difficulties and lost the building. In 1947, the Province purchased his photographic collection, which is one of its most important photographic holdings of Edmonton buildings, streetscapes, social and commercial life at the time.

Also significant for its architecture, the building is a large, excellent example of an Edwardian-era combination commercial and residential building using superior quality materials and construction. The parapet served as an important billboard to advertise Brown’s photography business. Painted advertisements are still found on the front of the building and are well recognized in the community.

more here: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-...?id=1892&pid=0





The Gibson Block Building, aka the Flatiron Building

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The Gibson Block Building is valued as a rare example of a commercial building following the 1902 prototype of a flatiron building, so named for its distinctive triangular shape. The building design, with Chicago style influences, balances the vertical emphasis of pilasters and windows with the horizontal presentation of the continuous glass shop fronts and first storey and fourth storey cornices.

Developed by William Gibson, the Gibson Block Building characterizes the historic wave of prosperity and opportunity at the height of the commercial boom in pre-World War One Edmonton. Originally built to provide first floor retail space and offices on the remaining floors, the building's use has evolved with Edmonton's changing economic fortunes and has included office, retail and for a significant part of the historic period, the well-known Turkish Baths, which closed in 1978.

The Gibson Block Building's triangular form and prominent location on Jasper Avenue contribute to its valued local landmark status.

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Scotia Towers at sunset






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