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Old May 25th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #181
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Old May 25th, 2008, 06:21 PM   #182
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Making old warehouses and brick factories is one thing, but it takes some talent to make steel mills and aluminum pipes look good. These pictures are nice.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #183
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I didn't take the following photo, it was posted by westlake945 in this thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=634402

But it's interesting because only a handful of the buildings pictured are still standing. Even streets have been erased.


I don't have a current photo from the same angle but this one can give an idea of what it looks like now. Look for the Pigott Building and St. Peter's Church to try to orient yourself:
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Old May 31st, 2008, 05:04 AM   #184
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Making old warehouses and brick factories is one thing, but it takes some talent to make steel mills and aluminum pipes look good. These pictures are nice.
The most difficult thing about photographing this industry was accessibility. I had to drive around a lot and it was hard to get up close to anything. The port areas also have high security.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 06:05 AM   #185
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Brilliant pics, Flar... very well done!
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Old June 1st, 2008, 02:07 AM   #186
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The most difficult thing about photographing this industry was accessibility. I had to drive around a lot and it was hard to get up close to anything. The port areas also have high security.
I was going to ask about that; I know I wouldn't be able to get pictures of Wilmington industry like you have because of security, barbed wire fences, and the like. Of course, our industry around here isn't your stereotypical stel mills or railroad yards or 100-year old factories or anything.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:08 AM   #187
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Hess Village

Hess Village is a strip of Victorian homes converted to pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is located near downtown Hamilton.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:23 AM   #189
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I remember seeing these pictures when I went back and looked at all of your old threads in the U.S. and Canada section on SSP. The vibrant colors make the area look really great.

I didn't realize that this neighborhood was that small. I think it's even smaller than any neighborhood here in Wilmington, and we have small neighborhoods in general (some as small as 9 or 16 blocks square) because we're a mid-sized city with small city limits.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 03:29 AM   #190
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This isn't so much a neighbourhood as a district. Most Hamiltonians would say it's downtown. I think technically it might be part of Strathcona, which is a large neighbourhood west of downtown.
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Suddendly it all came at a glance; the crowd, the music, the pints. The things when you are a freshman!!!!!

Phunky Monkey still exists?


Nice Photos flar, from both posts !
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 06:31 PM   #192
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Phunky Monkey still exists?

Yes, not much has changed except DnV collapsed and has not been rebuilt yet and the Gown and Gavel is currently closed for a major renovation.
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Old June 7th, 2008, 04:42 AM   #193
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I recently came across this pano I shot during the winter of 2006:

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Looking forward to your summer shots of the Hammer!
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Looking forward to your summer shots of the Hammer!
I can't wait either, I've been so busy I haven't even touched my camera in three weeks. Possibly later this week I'll have a chance to get out and about.

But, if we make it to the next page before that, I have a really nice neighbourhood to post.
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I wonder what flair's about to bring us now. ┐Meadowlands? ┐Ancaster? however, i'd like to see how far has developed the Upper James and Upper Wentworth area.
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They just keep building more big box stores on Upper James and Upper Wentworth. Mountain Plaza Mall is being demolished and replaced with a WalMart Supercentre and Smart Centre big box development. The southern fringe of the Mountain and the Meadowlands area continues to grow like crazy, new houses and big box stores under construction everywhere. I have a tour of "suburbia" and also a tour of Ancaster that I will be posting sometime. But for now, we have too many pics on this page already.
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Before i left Hamilton, the FUTURESHOP right across Limeridge Mall was moved to a bigger location on Upper James. Uhm! So based on your comment it leaves me with the picture, more big boxing retailers and strip malls (like the one with Fortino's in it) for Upper James. Good places, though! like Lick's (great burgers)

Just two steps to 11th Floor and moar pictures!
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A question about Dundas: is it part of Hamilton inasmuch that Chippawa is a part of Niagara Falls, where both have the feel of being a separate town, but are part of the city because of the elimination of townships?
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A question about Dundas: is it part of Hamilton inasmuch that Chippawa is a part of Niagara Falls, where both have the feel of being a separate town, but are part of the city because of the elimination of townships?
Good question. Dundas is actually older than Hamilton. The old part of Dundas has a small town feel and it's a bit separate because it's tucked away in a valley, but there is no space between Hamilton and Dundas. Dundas residents are proud of the town and many have "Dundas Forever" signs on their houses. There are new subdivisions all around Dundas and it's really been a part of Hamilton for a long time. Dundas (along with a bunch of other places) was officially amalgamated with Hamilton in 2001.


On to the next tour, I still haven't had time to get out for new pics but luckily I have tons of tours ready. Since thecarlost asked, we'll look at Ancaster next.
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